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一见钟情 (yījiànzhōngqíng)


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A friend recently asked me how to say 'love at first sight' in Chinese. Well it's:

一见钟情 (yījiànzhōngqíng)

The literally meaning is: one glance (一见), fall deeply in love (钟情).

Pretty much self-explanatory :)

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16 hours ago, BWL said:

A friend recently asked me how to say 'love at first sight' in Chinese. Well it's:

一见钟情 (yījiànzhōngqíng)

The literally meaning is: one glance (一见), fall deeply in love (钟情).

Pretty much self-explanatory :)

very nice indeed. Why not 一见心中, that would also kinda make sense :=)

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On 3/22/2016 at 3:01 PM, linguaholic said:

very nice indeed. Why not 一见心中, that would also kinda make sense :=)

It wouldn't make sense because 钟情 is a verb -- to fall in love. "一见钟情" therefore directly translate to "As soon as I saw you, I fell in love" (love at first sight).

心中 is a noun. When I see "一见心中", I think it means "I see/saw your chest" or something like that. :lol:

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1 hour ago, Miya said:

It wouldn't make sense because 钟情 is a verb -- to fall in love. "一见钟情" therefore directly translate to "As soon as I saw you, I fell in love" (love at first sight).

心中 is a noun. When I see "一见心中", I think it means "I see/saw your chest" or something like that. :lol:

now that you say it, I have to agree :=) Didn't really think about it too much. 

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No problem. We are all learning :)

There are two other phrases I want to add that also mean "love at first sight". They are "一见生情" (direct trans: as soon as I saw you, love started to grow) and "一见倾心" (as soon as I saw you, I adored you). 

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