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Red Envelope

hóng bāo
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This literally means, "red treasure".

Depending on context, it can also mean, "money wrapped in red as a gift", "a bonus payment", "a kickback", or "a bribe".

However, most of the time, this is an innocent gift of money in a red envelope that is given from an elder relative to a youngster. This usually happens during Chinese New Years. It can also happen in preparation for, or during a wedding in China.

紅包 is called a "Hong Bao" in Chinese. Filipino Chinese call it an "Ang Pao". There are a few other variations.




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Characters

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Pronunciation
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Simple Dictionary Definition

紅包


红包

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hóng bāo
    hong2 bao1
hung pao
 honbao; honpao
    ホンバオ; ホンパオ
Red Envelope Scroll
money wrapped in red as a gift; bonus payment; kickback; bribe
red envelope (New Year's gift in Sinic cultures) (chi: hóngbāo)

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Red Envelope紅包
红包
hóng bāo / hong2 bao1 / hong bao / hongbaohung pao / hungpao
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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