Quote of the week (Jun. 12, 2010)

Xiě de bú shì zuòwén, shì qínghuái.
写   的 不 是 作文,    是   情怀。

What the high school students who took the “Chinese Subject Test” in the National University Entrance Exam in June 2010 wrote were not compositions but feelings.
  —From ” 海岩 (Hǎi Yán) Hai Yan,” a famous writer in China.


: The National University Entrance Examination is usually held on Jun 7 and Jun 8 every year in China.

生词 (shēngcí) Vocabulary:

作文 (zuòwén): n composition

情怀 (qínghuái): n feelings

0 thoughts on “Quote of the week (Jun. 12, 2010)”

  1. I started to study Mandarin three months ago. I have learned the Chinese phrase “作文” from my Chinese teacher. I want to know if “作文” have something to do with “zuoye?” I often hear the students in China talk about “zuoye.”

  2. “Zuoye” is the Chinese pinyin for the Chinese words “作业.” “作业” means homework. Since you have started to study Mandarin, maybe writing a Chinese “作文” is your “作业.”

  3. It is a bit difficult to write “作文”. Will the Chinese teacher let me write “作文” in Chinese if I study Mandarin?

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