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How to Pronounce filial?

Correct pronunciation for the word "filial" is [fˈɪlɪəl], [fˈɪlɪəl], [f_ˈɪ_l_ɪ__ə_l].

"Filial" in context

Filial is an important concept in Chinese culture, reflecting the respect of the younger generations for their elders and the strong sense of family values and loyalty. In Chinese tradition, filial is the basis of social relationships, with the younger generations showing utmost respect and obedience to their elders. When a child's behavior fails to reflect filial, it is seen as a grave moral failure, not only by the family, but by society at large. The ideal of filial has been established since antiquity in China, with Confucius expressing the importance of filial piety in The Analects of Confucius.

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