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How to translate "洞房花烛夜" in English? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-12-9 08:37:48 |Display all floors

Me too.

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Post time 2004-12-9 08:39:51 |Display all floors

To Penchant: I'm not quite sure, but ...

"Nuptial" is usually about wedding, but it may also be about marriage in general or, euphemistically, about marital sex, as in "a happy nuptial life" or "extended nuptial celebrations". So, without a "first", wouldn't "nuptial night" be taken as something other than the romatic first night wedding bliss?

Incidentally, when "nuptial" is used in zoology, it is entirely about mating or breeding.

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