After 8 Korean language notebooks and 2 (or is it 3) Japanese language notebooks, I’ve recently started a Mandarin Chinese notebook! ?
While Mandarin is my mother tongue, it is (unfortunately) not my strongest language. When it comes to writing and speaking, I tend to use the more simplified and casual terms and I’m not too familiar with the more academic or formal style of writing. Simply put, there is room for improvement.
So I’ve started a notebook to read more articles and write down the tough words I come across. ?
This year, I’ve been very very interested to delve deeper in the Chinese language, to look at the literature, the poems, the history etc.
obsessed with interested in both modern and period romance novels, I have come across and learnt some famous poetry lines such as:
- 执子之手 与子偕老
- 只愿君心似我心 定不负相思意
- 愿得一心人 白头不相离
(I think I’ll be ? if a guy tells me these hahaha.
I’ll always check on Baidu (these days I feel like I use it more than Google ?) for the meanings but I always wanted to find a book that explains all these poetry and teach me more!
So glad to have found the book above!!
In this book, the original poem of each famous line is included, together with an analysis and explanation about the poem. SO COOL.
I love knowing the origins of each of these lines. ????
I’m also writing personal favourite ones in a notebook, including notes and difficult words. (: Referred to both the book and Baidu for more comprehensive explanations. Spent an hour or so on it today and I feel really really happy.
Haven’t felt so relaxed and happy in a while.