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Quote of the week (Jun. 12, 2010)

Jun. 13, 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.

Note: 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


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

“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.”

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.”

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