A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Guo PDF

By Xiaolu Guo

ISBN-10: 0307278409

ISBN-13: 9780307278401

Language and love collide during this creative novel of a tender chinese language woman's trip to the West and her makes an attempt to appreciate the language, and the guy, she adores.Zhuang – or “Z,” to tongue-tied foreigners – has come to London to check English, yet unearths herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cultural gaffes and grammatical mishaps. Then she meets an Englishman who alterations every little thing, prime her right into a global of self-discovery. She quickly realizes that, within the West, “love” doesn't constantly suggest almost like in China, and so you might research the entire phrases within the English language and nonetheless now not comprehend your lover. and because the novel progresses with gradually enhancing grammar and vocabulary, Z's evolving voice makes her quest for comprehension the entire extra poignant. With glowing wit, Xiaolu Guo has created an completely unique novel approximately id and the cultural divide.

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