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Marriage – брак, супружество, замужество, женитьба 
Union – объединение, союз
Relationship – отношение, взаимоотношение
Feeling – эмоция, переживание, чувство
Spouse – муж, супруг, жена, супруга
Ritual – обрядовый, ритуальный
Wedlock – законный брак, супружество
Kinship – родство
Polygamous – полигамный, многобрачный
Obligation – гарантия, обязательство

To require – нуждаться (в чём-л.), требовать (чего-л.)
To maintain – поддерживать, сохранять
To arrange – устраивать, организовывать, подготавливать
To support – поддерживать (морально), помогать, содействовать
To organize – организовывать, планировать, устраивать
To encompass – выполнять, осуществлять
To observe – соблюдать (законы, правила, обычаи), твёрдо придерживаться (чего-л.), следовать (чему-л.)

Getting hitched – жениться
Pop the question – делать предложение
Tying the knot – жениться


Hello. My name is Angelina. I’m a teacher with the online English school, EnglishDom.com. Today we’re going to talk about marriage.

Marriage is a union between two people who are in love and they want to spend the rest of their lives together. Marriage is a wonderful thing but it is also requires a lot of hard work. Maintaining a relationship, any relationship requires both people to work on their communication skills and respect each other’s feelings. It’s something that requires constant care but it’s really worth it in the end. It’s great when you are can talk to your spouse about important decisions to everyday things to what you hope your future together might hold. It’s always a wonderful thing to have a marriage like that with good communication and respect. Some people get married more than once throughout their life and that’s OK – what’s important is you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Marriage practices are different throughout the world depending on which country or which culture the marriage is in. Some cultures allow a man to have more than one wife at the same time. Some cultures allow third parties, or people other than the two that are getting married; they allow them to choose the spouse. So the two people who are getting married have an arranged marriage. They are not the ones who decided to get married someone else decided they should marry. Other cultures have long and difficult rituals and traditions that have to be done before a couple is allowed to marry. Here in the U.S., there aren’t any real traditions or rituals or anything like that. A couple can get married at anytime, anywhere and for any reason and they don’t need permission from anyone. There is a lot of freedom when it comes to marriage in the U.S. I’ve been married for just over 5 years and I love it! I love being married because I know that my husband always supports me, he will always support me. He makes life really great and he’s my best friend. I’m really, really happy to be married and especially to be married to him.

Some idioms and expressions about a marriage are "getting hitched" and "getting hitched" is similar to saying you’re getting married – "getting hitched" and getting married they’re the same. Another popular expression is if you ask a man has he "popped the question" yet. When you talk about "popping the question" you are referring to that moment when a man is asking a woman if she will marry him. So when you "pop the question" you ask a woman to marry you. The last one is "tying the knot" and "tying the knot" is similar to "getting hitched". Both of those expressions mean to get married.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about marriage today. Please join us in our discussion group or on our forum on our Facebook page to talk more about marriage. Feel English and feel free! Bye for now!




Due to jobs, kids, TV, the Internet, hobbies, and home and family responsibilities, the average married couple spends just four minutes a day alone together.


To keep the fire burning brightly there's one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart — about a finger's breadth — for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule. (Marnie Reed Crowell)


A marriage is a procession in which the cross goes first. (Austrian Proverb)


Two boys were talking and the one said to the other, "There is an easy way to get what you want." 
The other boy said, "How?" the boy replied, "Tell people you know their secret." 
The boy jumps up and runs to his dad, "I know your secret!" The dad replies, "Please don't tell your mom heres $10."
The boy then runs to his mom, "I know your secret!" The mom said, "Please don't tell your dad here's $15."
The boy then decides to try it on the mail man, "I know your secret!" The mail man opened his arms and said, "Come, give your dad a hug!"

List of questions for discussion

1. Is marriage over-rated?
2. What do you think about gay marriage?
3. What do you think of the concept of no sex before marriage?
4. What is the secret to a happy marriage?
5. Why are fewer and fewer people getting married?
6. Who has the happiest marriage you know? Why do you think this?
7. How do you think marriage changes people?
8. Do you believe in arranged marriages?
9. Should people stay married if they no longer love each other?
10. Do you think people should agree on a marriage contract before they get married?
11. Is your idea of marriage different now compared to when you were a child?
12. Is it OK to live together before marriage?
13. What do you think of bigamy and polygamy?
14. Do you think there is anything scary about marriage?
15. Why do so many marriages go wrong?

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