Error in quiz 14.5, question #3

Sū shān

I'd like to suggest a correction to the quiz question #3 in lesson 14.5.
The error:
 红包 (hóngbāo) is listed twice; as follows - 
What is the money that children receive during the Spring Festival called?
 新年钱 (xīnnián qián)
 红包 (hóngbāo)
 红包 (hóngbāo)
 前程似锦 (qiánchéng sìjǐn)

I believe the second "hongbao" should read 压岁钱 (yāsuìqián).
Thank you!


Dear Su Shan,

Thank you so much for spotting this error and letting us know about it! We've fixed it, and here's a sneak peak to the "correct" "wrong choice":

白包 (báibāo), literally "white envelope", is where you tuck money in to give to the family members of a deceased one at funerals.  

By the way, your suggestion  压岁钱 is highly relevant to the topic, but perhaps too close to the correct answer, 红包, since it's practically what the content of the red envelope is called. 

Thanks again for pointing out this issue, and keep up the good work! :)


Sū shān

Thanks, Eleanor,
I very much appreciate your comments.

I based my suggestion for the correction on the text in the cultural lesson:  "But more importantly, 压岁钱 (yāsuìqián), money is given to them as a special Spring Festival gift from adults". 

While we're at it,  there also seems to be an error in the 14.3 quiz, I believe question #4. Would you mind checking into that as well?

And if you want, I've kept notes other little errors, discrepancies or typos I've noticed along the way. I submitted one via "feedback", but the feedback option isn't always available. Please let me know if you'd like me to send those in and whether via the forum is the best way or not.




I'm very glad to hear that the previous response was helpful!

And thank you for such a generous proposal - we'd love to know about possible errors and quiz irregularities, everything to make Rocket Chinese as solid as possible.

Would you please send everything you have to [email protected]? 非常谢谢妳!


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