A growing number of Shanghai couples are choosing to live together before marriage, according to the results of a survey by Fudan University.
In the poll of 2, 330 people aged between 25 and 34, 43 per cent of the married respondents said they had cohabited before getting married. The survey also found that people who had cohabited for more than 18 months prior to marriage were generally happier after getting wed than those who had not had such an experience.
"Cohabitation" no longer has the negative connotations it once had in traditional Chinese culture.
此外，文中的prior to解释为“在……之前”。例如：All the arrangements should have been completed prior to our departure.（全部安排都应该在我们出发之前完成。）
Almost 96 per cent of the people polled said they hoped to have one or two babies.
[ 参考答案：有近96%的调查者称，他们希望拥有一到两个孩子。 ]
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