Friday, 19 March 2010

A Concise Chinese—English Dictionary for Lovers

by Xiaolu Guo
Passport typeP
Passport No.G00350124
Name in fullZhuang Xiao Qiao
Date of birth23 JULY 1979
Place of birthZhe Jiang, P.R. China

Zhuang arriving London, study English. English peoples even they read spelling of name Zhuang Xiao Qiao, they have no idea how saying it. Unprononcable Ms Z. having little Concise Chinese—English Dictionary, look just like Little Red Book. Is most important thing from China, but it not having all English words meaning. For example, properly. Or fart. Or homosexual. Ms Z. want write newly learned words, make own dictionary. So she learn English fast. One day Z. meet English man.

‘Love’, this English word: like other English words it has tense. ‘Loved’ or ‘will love’ or ‘have loved’. All these specific tenses mean Love is time-limited thing. Not infinite. It only exists in particular period of time. In Chinese, Love is ‘愛’ (ai). It has no tense. No past and future. Love in Chinese means a being, a situation, a circumstance. Love is existence, holding past and future.

If our love existed in Chinese tense, then it will last for ever. It will be infinite.

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