Wed, Feb 21, 2007 - Page 10 News List

Boy rents girl 招租女友

A desperate Chinese university student wants to “rent” a girlfriend for 10 days so he can show her off to his parents over the Lunar New Year holiday.

The physics student, who gave his name as Zhu Lijie, posted a notice on a bulletin board at Peking University offering 1,000 yuan (NT$4,253) to a woman who would pose as his girlfriend for the trip home for the holiday, Xinhua News Agency reported.

The advertisement said the woman should be “an honest, kind and similar-aged girl with a diploma.”

The Lunar New Year holiday, which started on Feb. 18 this year, is the most important family holiday in China.

Xinhua said Zhu had told his parents, who were pressuring him to get a girlfriend, that he had been studying too hard and had no time to meet a potential partner.

Peking University officials and the police have warned women to be wary of such advertisements.

Wang Jisheng, a professor with the Psychology Institution of the Chinese Academy Sciences, was quoted as saying Zhu was trying to show filial piety to his parents but was only cheating them.  (Ap)









Today's Word 今日單字

1. bulletin board n. phr.

佈告欄 (bu4 gao4 lan2)

例: I often check out the bulletin boards for part-time work.


2. pose v.i. /v.t.

擺姿勢 (bai3 zi1 shi4)

例: Would you mind posing for a photo with my friend?


3. potential adj.

可能的 (ke3 neng2 de5)

例:He was a potential Oxford applicant.


4. wary v.i. /v.t.

警惕 (jing3 ti4)

例: You should be wary of meeting with someone you talk to in a chat room on the Internet.


5. filial piety n. phr.

孝順 (xiao4 shun4)

例: Looking after your parents in their old age is an act of filial piety.


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