• Title: Language
  • Author: Xiaolu Guo
  • ISBN: 9781784872700
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Paperback
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    Language Have you ever tried to learn another language When Zhuang first comes to London from China she feels like she is among an alien species The city is disorientating the people unfriendly the language
    Have you ever tried to learn another language When Zhuang first comes to London from China she feels like she is among an alien species The city is disorientating, the people unfriendly, the language a muddle of dominant personal pronouns and moody verbs But with increasing fluency in English surviving turns to living And they say that the best way to learn a languageHave you ever tried to learn another language When Zhuang first comes to London from China she feels like she is among an alien species The city is disorientating, the people unfriendly, the language a muddle of dominant personal pronouns and moody verbs But with increasing fluency in English surviving turns to living And they say that the best way to learn a language is to fall in love with a native speaker Selected from the book A Concise Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu GuoVINTAGE MINIS GREAT MINDS BIG IDEAS LITTLE BOOKS.Also in the Vintage Minis series Desire by Haruki MurakamiEating by Nigella LawsonRace by Toni MorrisonBabies by Anne Enright

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    1. This little book contains excerpts from Xiaolu Guo's novel A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers - a story about a young Chinese woman who travels to England in order to learn the language and falls in love with a man who is 20 years her senior. The texts are like diary entries written by the protagonist, and they mirror her struggle with the foreign language and customs.A fun, short read that reminded me of my time in China, where I felt similarly confused! Thanks to the fantastic fel [...]

    2. A short but lovely experience. Really liked the structure and style. Definitely want to read the book this excerpt is taken from.

    3. What a lovely little read. Spoilers ahead. This book is written like a diary from a young Chinese woman leaving her home country to spend a year in London and learn English. It's written in broken English - the way language learner speak. With time, while months pass, the English gets better and better and near the end of the book you can see how good she is already speaking English. I love how the language learning process and the differences between the cultures are described. Sadly, there are [...]

    4. Really lovely.This little book is part of Xiaolu Guo's novel A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. Zhuang is a young woman moves to England in order to learn 'proper' English and then to return to her hometown in a desert in China.What makes this story about displacement and language and culture struggles unique is its style. Zhuang writes about her experiences in broken English, which shows her struggle with the language and her resolution to conquer it. This style makes reading abou [...]

    5. funny, wryly-observed short story of a chinese lady moving to the uk and being utterly bewildered - although be warned, first half sans-weird-englishman much better than the first.

    6. I didn't know what to expect from this little book and I was pleasantly surprised. It is a lovely short story/diary entry about a young girls first experience in an English speaking country but no English language experience. The format in which the book was written was really interesting in terms of the fact that it is written how the character speaks so you can really empathise with her difficult language learning experience.Lovely little book.

    7. This was a moving and heart warming read, which gives the reader an insight into the kinds of feelings, fears and funny words a non English speaker comes up against on their first arriving to the UK. Xiaolu Guo shares a few of her thoughts and feelings, and we enjoy how the intricacies of meaning in our language make it that bit more difficult for others to grasp and bumble along with. I look forward to reading the full book!

    8. Tiny bit miffed that this one has 5 totally blank pages at the back (technically 10?) which seems like a bit of a cop out and an attempt to bolster the length to over 100 pages, but still. I definitely want to read the larger work that this is taken from. This Vintage Minis series is a really nice idea.

    9. Readers of my blog will know that I simply cannot resist a book series due to prettiness, matching-ness or just because they are labelled a series. The Vintage Minis series takes extracts of work from a writer on a particular subject, and bundles them all up very nicely in a slim paperback (which is also sold at a nice price of $7.99 AUD). I recently had a dilemma of wanting to use a fashionable handbag and having a public transport commute and this book took up the challenge very nicely. (No, I [...]

    10. Lovely little book that is easy to devour in one sitting.This book was given to me by Beth for my seventeenth birthday. I was hesitant to read it because at the time I was in a different mindset and had different ideologies. Now I have read 'Languages,' however, my perspective has really changed."I want learn most beautiful English words because you are beautiful"A warning to readers - the language and format of this book could be jarring and in the beginning will be disconcerting. But as you pr [...]

    11. Oh what a nice surprise was to find this little book from Xiaolu Guo that introduced me to her world! A perfect gift for people starting to learn a new language or people who experience cultural shock. Loved the simplicity and authenticity of the text and i sympathized the character. A must read also if you are travelling to another country. The only negative point but as well is the first that she clarifies is the rather bad use of the English language. But let's forgive her! She starts her boo [...]

    12. read in one sitting. want to read the full book this excerpt was taken from, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary For Lovers. beautiful structure and detail (eg handwritten words, photographs of a passport). beautiful.

    13. A light read. I love the way the author talks about the difficulties she faces trying to acclimatise herself to a new culture and a new and completely different language. I look forward to reading more of her work.

    14. A touching piece that really resonates with those who have been living somewhere so thoroughly different to their home country. The nakedness of the need and the fears of the protagonist is really beautiful, and her use of the english lenguage to guide the story is creative.

    15. Not sure how I feel about the excerpt — if nothing else, this made me want to read the whole book.

    16. I really enjoyed the way that the book way laid out and I loved reading the choppy English style Throughout the book.

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