Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I was struck by...

I saw this phrase recently at a friend's website: 有感而發 (yǒu gǎn ér fā) and I (heheh) ran it by Google, which directed me to a webpage about how to make sentences with the pattern. The following two examples seem clearest to me:



I take the structure to mean "to feel and realize," "to wake up to a poignant fact." Any tips on a more colloquial translation?

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