The Best Age to Get Married in China (Chinese Street Interviews)

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The trend is clear:

Chinese people nowadays get married at a later age compared to earlier generations.

(Why? Here are some possible explanations...)

With this in mind I figured it would be interesting to ask some "young adults" in China for their thoughts on the best age to get married.

Find out what some of them said in the video below.

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​​​​Interview Dialogue Breakdown

最适合结婚的年龄是多大?

zuì shì hé jié hūn de nián líng shì duō dà?

What’s the best age to get married?

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我觉得是二十五,二十六岁。

wǒ jué de shì èr shí wǔ,èr shí liù suì.

I think it's 25-26.


Interviewee #1 

  • 我 wǒ: I 
  • 觉得 jué de: to think
  • 是 shì: is / are / am
  • 二十五 èr shí wǔ: 25
  • 二十六 èr shí liù: 26
  • 岁suì: years old

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二十六到三十岁吧。这个年纪的时候,大家思想比较成熟了,然后比较适合结婚。

èr shí liù dào sān shí suì ba. zhè gè nián jì de shí hòu,dà jiā sī xiǎng bǐ jiào chéng shóu le,rán hòu bǐ jiào shì hé jié hūn.

26-30 years old. By this age, everyone is more mature in their thinking, and more fit for marriage.


Interviewee #2

  • 二十六 èr shí liù: 26
  • 到 dào: to
  • 三十 sān shí: 30
  • 岁suì: years old
  • 吧 ba: modal particle
  • 这个 zhè gè: this 
  • 年纪 nián jì: age
  • 的 de: particle
  • 时候 shí hòu: time / length of time / moment / period
  • 大家 dà jiā: everyone
  • 思想 sī xiǎng: thinking
  • 比较 bǐ jiào: to compare / to contrast / comparatively / relatively / quite
  • 成熟 chéng shóu: mature
  • 了 le: particle
  • 然后 rán hòu: after / then (afterwards) / after that 
  • 适合 shì hé: to fit / to suit
  • 结婚 jié hūn: to marry / to get married

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我认为男生三十一到三十五岁最适合结婚。因为是那会儿比较有事业了。女生的话,二十五六岁。因为二十五六岁是女孩儿最青春靓丽的时...时候。

wǒ rèn wèi nán shēng sān shí yī dào sān shí wǔ suì zuì shì hé jié hūn. yīn wèi shì nà huì er bǐ jiào yǒu shì yè le. nǚ shēng de huà,èr shí wǔ liù suì. yīn wèi èr shí wǔ liù suì shì nǚ hái er zuì qīng chūn liàng lì de shí... shí hòu.

I think for men... 31 - 35 years old is the ideal age to get married. Because, by that time they have a relatively good occupation. For women, it's 25 - 26 years old. Because 25 - 26 years old is the time when they are most beautiful.


Interviewee #3

  • 我 wǒ: I
  • 认为 rèn wèi: think
  • 男生 nán shēng: guy / man / men
  • 三十一 sān shí yī: 31
  • 到 dào: to
  • 三十五 sān shí wǔ: 35
  • 岁 suì: years old
  • 最 zuì: the most
  • 适合 shì hé: to fit / to suit
  • 结婚 jié hūn: to marry / to get married
  • 因为 yīn wèi: because
  • 是 shì: is / are / am
  • 那会儿 nà huì er: by that time
  • 比较 bǐ jiào: to compare / to contrast / comparatively / relatively / quite 
  • 有 yǒu: to have / to has
  • 事业 shì yè: career / occupation
  • 了 le: particle
  • 女生 nǚ shēng: girl / woman / women
  • 的话 de huà: if
  • 二十五六 èr shí wǔ liù: 25-26
  • 女孩儿 nǚ hái er: girl / woman / women
  • 青春靓丽 qīng chūn liàng lì: young and beautiful
  • 的 de: particle
  • 时候 shí hòu: time / length of time / moment / period

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