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Learn Chinese from 几米’s cartoon – What a tiresome life we have!

Posted by Grace Feng on April 22, 2012

Learn Chinese from cartoon is not a bad idea, don’t you think? Let’s give it a try…

Do you feel tired everyday going in and out of your car, your bus, your train, and, your office? Checking your watch, your IPhone, your blackberry, your laptop, just to make sure you aren’t late for your next appointment? What a busy life we have in this new century!

Let me give you a break by presenting 几米’s Jīmǐ cartoon about our modern life. (curtsey of    http://jimmy.mdino.com/) I’ve added pinyin and my English translation to the original Chinese script for you to learn and enjoy.

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My tiresome life

Everyone says it’s so tiresome being a human, I do too.

We need to wear wig, wear mask, wear glasses, and wear smile.

Put on T-shirt, put on sweater, and put on coat,

put on underwear, put on pants, and buckle up belt,

put on socks, put on shoes, then tie up shoelaces,

everyday is like this, until we go to heaven.

píbèi rénshēng 
疲惫人生

dàjiā dōu shuō zuòrén hǎo lèi, wǒ yě zhème juéde。
大家都说做人好累,我也这么觉得。

yào dàishang jiǎfà、 dàishang miànjù、 dàishang yǎnjìng、 dàishang xiàoróng。
要戴上假发、戴上面具、戴上眼镜、戴上笑容。

chuānshang nèiyī、 chuānshang wàiyī、 zài chuānshang wàitào,
穿上内衣、穿上外衣、再穿上外套,

chuānshang nèikù、 chuānshang wài kù、 zài jìshang pídài,
穿上内裤、穿上外裤、再系上皮带,

chuānshang wàzi、 chuānshang xiézi、 zài bǎng shàng xiédài,
穿上袜子、穿上鞋子、再绑上鞋带,

tiāntiān dōu dé rúcǐ, zhídào shàng tiāntáng。
天天都得如此,直到上天堂。

 

 

jiǎmiàn de gàobái
假面的告白

xīngqīliù de zǎoshang, wǒ tūrán juéde pílèi,
星期六的早上,我突然觉得疲累,

zuò zài gōngyuán de shí yǐ shàng,
坐在公园的石椅上,

juédìng zhāixià dài le xǔjiǔ de tóukuī。
决定摘下带了许久的头盔。

hěn duō shìqing shì méiyǒu yuányīn de,
很多事情是没有原因的,

wǒ shùnchàng de hūxī, què gǎndào jiāolǜ。
我顺畅的呼吸,却感到焦虑。

shènzhòng de sīkǎo,
慎重的思考,

yīnggāi tuōxià shòupí,
应该脱下兽皮,

huòshì chóngxīn dài shàng wēiwǔ de tóukuī。
或是重新带上威武的头盔。

 


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The mask’s confession

Saturday morning, I suddenly felt tiresome,

sitting on the bench in the park,

I decided to take off my helmet that I’ve been wearing for so long.

Things happen with no reason,

when I was able to breathe freely, I however felt anxious.

Then I rethought it all over,

should I take off my beast skin as well,

or put on the intimidating helmet again.

 

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    05-05-2012 5:23 pm

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