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Chinese humour: The cat and the rat

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One day, there was a cat catched to a rat. But the rat ran too fast and wasn’t caught by the cat, went back to the home of rats, the other rats admired him a lot. Ai, anyway you are good under the training, the cat are not able to catch you up.The rat was quite contented. The cat made the voice “mie… mie’’ outside. Aferwords the cat didn’t make the voice, and after waiting for one hour, no voice anymore from the cat. The other rats said, the cat may have left now, We can go outside. The rat said : we could go, the technology of the cat has improved a lot nowadays as well. We should wait a bit while, another one hour passed. The dog yelled outside, At the moment, the rat said : we could go now.Why ? ‘’ Because dog and cat don’t play together, when the dog catches the rat as interference’’ The other rats followed up this rat to get out of room. Which resulted in just out of hole, the rat was caught pilfering. The rat asked for the cat : Mr cat, could you tell me your strategy? Ai, this is what the era, 21st centure, if I don’t use in two strikes, might have no food ? I have learned another foreigner lauguage, the voice of dog was what I just did. My friends, for surviving, have you changed your concept  today?
猫和老鼠māo hé lǎoshǔThe cat and the rat有一天,有一只猫追着一只老鼠。yǒuyītiān, yǒu yī zhǐ māo zhuīzhe yī zhǐ lǎoshǔOne day, there was a cat catched to a rat. 老鼠跑得很快没有被猫捉住,跑回老鼠洞,其他的老鼠都很羡慕他。lǎoshǔ pǎo de hěn kuài méiyǒu bèi māo zhuō zhù, pǎo huí lǎoshǔ dòng, qítā de lǎoshǔ dōu hěn xiànmù tāBut the rat ran too fast and wasn’t caught by the cat, went back to the home of rats, the other rats admired him a lot. 哎,你还是经过训练好呀,现在猫都捉不到你了。Āi, nǐ háishì jīngguò xùnliàn hǎo ya, xiànzài māo dōu zhuō bù dào nǐle.Ai, anyway you are good under the training, the cat are not able to catch you up.这只老鼠很得意。猫就在外面“喵…喵”。zhè zhǐ lǎoshǔ hěn déyì. Māo jiù zài wàimiàn “miāo…miāo”.The rat was quite contented. The cat made the voice “mie… mie’’ outside. 很久以后不叫了,又等了一个小时,没有声音了。hěnjiǔ yǐhòu bù jiàole, yòu děngle yīgè xiǎoshí, méiyǒu shēngyīnle.

Aferwords the cat didn’t make the voice, and after waiting for one hour, no voice anymore from the cat.

其他的老鼠就说,这猫肯定已经已经走了,

qítā de lǎoshǔ jiù shuō, zhè māo kěndìng yǐjīng yǐjīng zǒuliǎo,

The other rats said, the cat may have left now,

现在可以出去了。 这只老鼠说:不能出去,现在猫的技术也提高了。

xiànzài kěyǐ chūqùle. Zhè zhǐ lǎoshǔ shuō: Bùnéng chūqù, xiànzài māo de jìshù yě tígāole.

We can go outside. The rat said : we could go, the technology of the cat has improved a lot nowadays as well.

再等一等,又是一个小时过去了。

zài děng yī děng, yòu shì yīgè xiǎoshí guòqùle.

We should wait a bit while, another one hour passed.

狗在外面叫了。

gǒu zài wàimiàn jiàole.

The dog yelled outside,

此时这只老鼠说:我们可以出去了。

cǐ shí zhè zhǐ lǎoshǔ shuō: Wǒmen kěyǐ chūqùle.

At the moment, the rat said : we could go now.

为什么?  “因为狗跟猫是不在一起玩的,狗抓耗子,多管闲事。”

wèishéme? “Yīnwèi gǒu gēn māo shì bùzài yīqǐ wán de, gǒu zhuā hàozi, duō guǎn xiánshì.”

Why ? ‘’ Because dog and cat don’t play together, when the dog catches the rat as interference’’

其他老鼠就跟在这只老鼠后面出洞了。

qítā lǎoshǔ jiù gēn zài zhè zhǐ lǎoshǔ hòumiàn chū dòngle.

The other rats followed up this rat to get out of room.

结果刚刚出洞,就被猫逮个正着。

jiéguǒ gānggāng chū dòng, jiù bèi māo dǎi gè zhèngzháo.

Which resulted in just out of hole, the rat was caught pilfering.

老鼠问猫 :猫先生,你能告诉我你的计谋吗?

lǎoshǔ wèn māo: Māo xiānshēng, nǐ néng gàosù wǒ nǐ de jìmóu ma?

The rat asked for the cat : Mr cat, could you tell me your strategy?

嗨,都什么年代了,21世纪,我不换两招,哪有饭吃啊?

hāi, dōu shénme niándàile,21 shìjì, wǒ bù huàn liǎng zhāo, nǎ yǒu fàn chī a?

Ai, this is what the era, 21st centure, if I don’t use in two strikes, might have no food ?

我多学了一门外语,刚刚那个狗叫就是我学的。

wǒ duō xuéle yī mén wàiyǔ, gānggāng nàgè gǒu jiào jiùshì wǒ xué de.

I have learned another foreigner lauguage, the voice of dog was what I just did.

朋友们,为了生存,你现在的观念有没有改变。

péngyǒumen, wèile shēngcún, nǐ xiànzài de guānniàn yǒu méiyǒu gǎibiàn.

My friends, for surviving, have you changed your concept  today?

 

Chinese poem: You Are the April of This World Ode to Love

人间四月天

Type : Contemporary Poem / love

Author: Lin Huiyin Translator: Frank Huang
你是人间的四月天
nǐ shì rénjiān de sì yuè tiān
You Are the April of This World Ode to Love
我说你是人间的四月天;
wǒ shuō nǐ shì rénjiān de sì yuè tiān
I think you are the April of this world,
笑响点亮了四面风;
xiào xiǎng diǎn liàngle sìmiàn fēng;
Your laughter has lit up all the wind,
轻灵在春的光艳中交舞着变。
qīng líng zài chūn de guāngyàn zhōng jiāo wǔzhe biàn.
So gently mingling with the spring.
你是四月早天里的云烟,
nǐ shì sì yuè zǎo tiān lǐ de yúnyān,
You are the clouds in early spring,
星子在无意中闪,
xīngzi zài wúyì zhōng shǎn,
And the stars blink now and then,
细雨点洒在花前。xì yǔ diǎn sǎ zài huā qián.
Fine rain drops down amid the flowers.
.那轻,那娉婷,你是,
nà qīng, nà pīng tíng, nǐ shì,
So gentle and graceful,
鲜妍百花的冠冕你戴着,xiān yán bǎihuā de guānmiǎn nǐ dàizhe,
You are crowned with garlands.
你是天真,庄严,
nǐ shì tiānzhēn, zhuāngyán,
So sublime and innocent,
你是夜夜的月圆。
nǐ shì yè yè de yuè yuán.
You are a full moon over each evening.
雪化后那片鹅黄,你像;
xuě huà hòu nà piàn éhuáng, nǐ xiàng;
The snow melts,with that light yellow,
新鲜初放芽的绿,你是;
xīnxiān chū fàng yá de lǜ, nǐ shì;
You look like the first budding green.
柔嫩喜悦,水光浮动着你梦中期待白莲。
róunèn xǐyuè,shuǐ guāng fúdòngzhe nǐ mèng zhōng qídài báilián.
You are the soft joy of white lotus, rising up in your fancy dreamland.
你是一树一树的花开,
nǐ shì yī shù yī shù de huā kāi,
You’re the blooming flowers over the trees,
是燕在梁间呢喃,
shì yàn zài liáng jiān nínán,
You’re a swallow twittering between the beams;
——你是爱,是暖,是希望,
nǐ shì ài, shì nuǎn, shì xīwàng,
Full of love,full of warm hope,
你是人间的四月天!
nǐ shì rénjiān de sì yuè tiān!
You are the Spring of this world!
You Are the April of This World 
Ode to Love
I think you are the April of this world,
Sure, you are the April of this world.
Your laughter has lit up all the wind,
So gently mingling with the spring.
You are the clouds in early spring,
The dusk wind blows up and down.
And the stars blink now and then,
Fine rain drops down amid the flowers.
So gentle and graceful,
You are crowned with garlands.
So sublime and innocent,
You are a full moon over each evening.
.The snow melts,with that light yellow,
You look like the first budding green.
You are the soft joy of white lotus
Rising up in your fancy dreamland.
.You’re the blooming flowers over the trees,
You’re a swallow twittering between the beams;
Full of love,full of warm hope,
You are the Spring of this world!

Arts and Travel

Arts and Travel

Living Mandarin in Arts and Travel

To approach Mandarin learning trought-out specificities related to arts, hand-crafts, fashion, history, travels and other subjects related to China and others countries as well.

 Venice

P1130332威尼斯是举世闻名的水城

wēinísī shì jǔshì wénmíng de shuǐchéng

Venice has been known as the “City of Water”

P1130408Tag: 威尼斯 wēinísī  Venice   

     工艺品  gōngyìpǐn  Crafts

慕拉诺島 mù lā nuò dǎoMurano island

    传统 chuántǒng  Tradition

 

Tag: P1130630威尼斯 wēinísī  Venice

     传统 chuántǒng Tradition

           信箱   xìnxiāng     Mailbox

 

Tag: 威尼斯 wēinísī  shui shang sheng huoVenice

  水上交通 shuǐshàng jiāotōng Water transport

                  chuán Boat

                  qiáo    Bridge

shuiTag: 威尼斯 wēinísī  Venice

               涨潮 zhǎngcháo Rising tide

                     游客 yóukè Tourist

                 兴奋 xīngfèn Excited