Money decides Chinese youth’s love

Love at first sight happened when marketing officer Lu Yun was introduced to his girlfriend two years ago, but he recently has discovered that money is the most important thing.

Practically, money is the reason for a series of rows between this couple before they decided to break up early this year. “She says directly that we have to have a flat. No house means nothing,” said Lu.<<< What does this phrase mean?

According to a recent survey conducted by China Youth Daily and the online community, more people have the same ideas as Yu’s girlfriend.

Nearly a half of 9,000 participants revealed that money and financial circumstances are the two most important thing when they are in love.

Many single people say that they have examined their partners’s finances prior to deciding about their marriage. 85.5% of the people who participated in the survey said that the younger generation is more interested in financial matters when deciding about the selection of a lover than previous generations were.

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Lu told he was unable to buy a house. “hire purchase’s pay everymonth is $ 950,” said Lu, and “My salary is $1,100”.



Lu feels sorrow about his situation, but he wasn’t angry with his girlfriend. “The house’s price is high, the things become expensive. Having a rich husband means there is a happy marriage”, Lu said.



The survey displays that there are 40% participants balancing the true love during the search of a relation. And there are equipvanlent number to believe in love at first sight.



“I still believe that they choose each other by love”, says John Zhao, a public servant in BeiJing. “We have much choice and experience than our parents. But we considers the money marriage that doesn’t mean we don’t have the real love”.



Zhang Yuzhang, a professor on socilogy at Huazhong University, comments: “Love is a feeling and it needs material to be realised, strong and durable.”.
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hFirst of all, Thanks for your quick comments on my transtralion Clive

No house means nothing<---How to say the phrase in English? In My Vietnamese understanding, it means "Finally, When a people has no private house is insignificant in any case"
Hi,

No house means nothing<---How to say the phrase in English? In My Vietnamese understanding, it means "Finally, When a people has no private house is insignificant in any case"

Sorry, I still don't understand. Can you say it in another way?

Clive
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Hi again,

I think I missed correcting some of your sentences, so here they are.

Lu said he was unable to buy a house. “The mortgage payment every month is $ 950,” said Lu, "and my salary is $1,100”.

Lu felt sad about his situation, but he wasn’t angry with his girlfriend. “The house’s price is high, everything is getting/becoming expensive. Having a rich husband means there is a happy marriage”, Lu said.

The survey shows that 40% of the participants balance true love during the search for a relationship. And there are an equivalent number who believe in love at first sight. 'Balance' is no a good word to choose. I don't understand.

“I still believe that they choose each other by love”, says John Zhao, a public servant in BeiJing. “We have more choice and experience than our parents. But although we consider marrying for money that doesn’t mean we don’t have real love”.

Zhang Yuzhang, a professor of socilogy at Huazhong University, comments: “Love is a feeling and it needs material to be realised, strong and durable.” Say this last part another way, I don't understand it.

Best wishes, Clive
means that house is more important than the marriage or simply means that house is an important condition for the marriage.
Hi,

Practically, money is the reason for a series of rows between this couple before they decided to break up early this year. “She says directly that we have to have a flat. No house means nothing,” said Lu.<<< What does this phrase mean?

means that house is more important than the marriage or simply means that house is an important condition for the marriage.



OK. “She says directly that we have to have a flat. A house is an important condition for marriage,” said Lu.

However, a flat is not the same as a house. Perhaps you mean a home?

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Thank you Clive

A house is an important condition for marriage<---I totally agree with your smart explanation

I means a home not a flat<--You're right !
Zhang Yuzhang, a professor of socilogy at Huazhong University, comments: “Love is a feeling and it needs material to be realised, strong and durable.” Say this last part another way, I don't understand it

“Love is a feeling and it needs materialistic possessions to nurture it to be strong and durable.” .
Hi,

That sentence sounds OK, but say 'material possessions'.

Clive
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