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    A Concise Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers, Xiaolu Guo Communication is proving tricky for Ziao, a young woman fresh off the plane from China When she finds herself pitched headlong into an affair, and living with her English boyfriend, she decides to to write her very own dictionary, a Chinese English dictionary for lovers But will her new love survive the cultural chasms between East and West 2016 A Concise Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers, Xiaolu Guo Communication is proving tricky for Ziao, a young woman fresh off the plane from China When she finds herself pitched headlong into an affair, and living with her English boyfriend, she decides to to write her very own dictionary, a Chinese English dictionary for love...


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    My full review of this book is much longer than GoodReads word count limitations Find the entire essay at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com So first, a confession from my personal life that is relevant to today s essay that like many others, I too once fell in love with someone while on a foreign trip, in many ways precisely because it was a foreign country and she was a foreigner within that country And like many others, it wasn t just simple lust that ma My full review of this book is much longer than GoodReads word count limitations Find the entire essay at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com So first, a confession from my personal life that is relevant to today s essay that like many others, I too once fell in love with someone while on a foreign trip, in many ways precisely because it was a foreign country and she was a foreigner within that country And like many others, it wasn t just simple lust that made me fall in love with this person so intensely in such a short period, nor just a shared set of opinions and tastes it was that I was feeling so scared and confused and alone in that foreign country, not able to even begin expressing myself adequately there about the emotions I was having, with this good looking woman suddenly there and seemingly understanding everything I was going through without me ever having to say anything In the middle of a very stressful international trip, she became a lif...


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    Things I liked 1 The title of this book, which is named after an actual Chinese to English dictionary.2 Z s unintentional humor, like I not understanding what she saying Mrs Margaret have a neatly cut pale blonde hair, with very serious clothes Top and her bottom always same colour She not telling her age, but I guessing she from 31 to 56 3 Z s language reflections, like I thought English is a strange language Now I think French is evenstrange In France, their fish is poisson, t Things I liked 1 The title of this book, which is named after an actual Chinese to English dictionary.2 Z s unintentional humor, like I not understanding what she saying Mrs Margaret have a neatly cut pale blonde hair, with very serious clothes Top and her bottom always same colour She not telling her age, but I guessing she from 31 to 56 3 Z s language reflections, like I thought English is a strange language Now I think French is evenstrange In France, their fish is poisson, their bread is pain and their pancake is cr pe Pain and poison and crap That s what they have every day Other things 1 The concept of the book with definitions at the top written to this lover kind of reminds me of another book Pages For You by Sylvia Brownrigg But like other reviews I ve read before starting this book, I couldn t sympathize with Z very much because2 Z mentions to her lover that in China, nobody s really lonely They are a collectivist country always a crowd, a family But she doesn t feel h...


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    Blurb When a young Chinese woman, newly arrived in London, moves in with her English boyfriend, she decides it s time to write a Chinese English dictionary for lovers Xiaolu s first novel in English is an utterly original journey of self discoveryBland Here and there a highlight, particularly when the girl compares her own use of English with Shakespeare s and walks out the winner Rightly so One thing, even Shakespeare write bad English For example, he says Where go thou If I speBlurb When a young Chinese woman, newly arrived in London, moves in with her English boyfriend, she decides it s time to write a Chinese English dictionary for lovers Xiaolu s first novel in English is an utterly original journey of self discoveryBland Here and there a highlight, particularly when the girl compares her own use of English with Shakespeare s and walks out the winner Rightly so One thing, even Shakespeare write bad English For example, he says Where go thou If I speak like that Mrs Margaret will...


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    Lately I ve been obsessed with stories about impossible loves, those unrequited, betrayed, or starcrossed loves I read books about two characters who d die for each other but somehow cannot live for each other I watch romantic movies with endings that are never happy, often sad, if I m lucky hopeful And I ask my friends about their loves and their friends loves and their friends friends loves have any of them found someone and had it work out has anybody found a love that is possible I w Lately I ve been obsessed with stories about impossible loves, those unrequited, betrayed, or starcrossed loves I read books about two characters who d die for each other but somehow cannot live for each other I watch romantic movies with endings that are never happy, often sad, if I m lucky hopeful And I ask my friends about their loves and their friends loves and their friends friends loves have any of them found someone and had it work out has anybody found a love that is possible I want to know for selfish reasons In the same way you d swallow a pill to cure illness, I consume love storie...


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    Xiaolu Guo writes in a beautiful, arresting way It s as if the reader is swimming, only to be pulled underwater and held there until they need to come up for air I read it in gulps, huge chunks of pages slip through my fingers.I love how detailed this book is, I love that so much thought and effort seems to go into it This book is about a girl called Zhuang, or Z , and it is written in a diary format with each chapter titled a new word she learns in that chapter, or, the theme of it I love Xiaolu Guo writes in a beautiful, arresting way It s as if the reader is swimming, only to be pulled underwater and held there until they need to come up for air I read it in gulps, huge chu...


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    A bleak romance tale between a Chinese student and an arrogant vegetarian van driver, narrated in oddly distancing Engrish Like Guo s other k nstlerroman Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, it paints a painful picture of immigrant life abroad, and kicks One Day so far up its sanctimonious arse, one can barely glimpse Anne Hathaway s goofy grin from Ursa Minor The style is slightly similar to Palahniuk s Pygmy, though this came first, and the humour is less bourgeois satire,Chairman Mao A bleak romance tale between a Chinese student and an arrogant vegetarian van driver, narrated in oddly distancing Engrish Like Guo s other k nstlerroman Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth, it paints a painful picture of immigrant life abr...


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    Unconventional, fascinating, wonderful and slightly sad Very, very good.


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    I completely identified with this book because it brilliantly captures the feeling of immersing oneself in a foreign language and culture What happens when you begin to fluently speak, live and love in another language is fascinating What the author conveys so well here is how the beliefs impregnated within the language alter how you interact with people and conduct relationships I loved Z and her practical wisdom Her 5 week solo travel stint through Europe in many ways felt eerily similar t I completely identified with this book because it brilliantly captures the feeling of immersing oneself in a foreign language and culture What happens when you begin to fluently speak, live and love in another language is fascinating What the author conveys so well here is how the beliefs impregnated...


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