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精選詞彙 Vocab #019: Thais celebrate Songkran

· 精選詞彙單元 Vocab

Summary:

Thailand celebrates their traditional New Year’s Festival with a water splashing frenzy, so if you attend, leave your phone at home, unless it is waterproof! Nobody is spared as it is considered a blessing to be sprayed.

Symbolize: to be a symbol of something

  1.  Does the color red symbolize good luck in Chinese culture?
  2. Do pigs symbolize filth and greed in Western culture?

Conjure: clever tricks as in magic tricks / to make something appear as a picture in your mind

  1.  Does the name Warren Buffet conjure the idea of wealth to you?
  2. Do people conjure an idea of paradise when they think of Mauritius?

Ritual: series of actions that are performed in the same way, especially religious ones

  1. Is the Japanese tea ritual very old?
  2. Did the monk bless you by cleansing you with the water ritual?   
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