Monday, 8 October 2018

Not miss him

A breakup has taken place, but memories are hard to kill, it takes «courage». And today's Min Nan song 毋想伊 | M̄ siūnn i, "I won't miss him", features a woman who says she will «draw out courage» precisely to forget her SO. I met it near the end of year 1 of Chinese, so Aug/Sep 2012, and translated it to English soon after that. Except I didn't have my Min dictionary yet and could only rely on the characters in the captions (which probably featured non-MoE-recommended choices like 哥哥缠), so I grossly misunderstood it. Did I retranslate it since? I don't think so. I think I will now, on Aug 7 2018. Let's see it!


* 是你家己自己来离开我
毋通不要我无情放捒放弃
亲像就像你这个无情的男性
离开我毋通不可
转来回来膏膏缠胡搅蛮缠

# 因为你违背我
怎样做你去
害我一时险险想
坚强的女性
提出勇气来
啊……

永远永远





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MISTRANSLATION

* It’s you who want to leave me alone
Nonsense you say I cruel leave you
Dear just like you this cruel cruel man
Leaves me, it’s nonsense to
Go back woo my bro

# Since you now break with me
Don’t say that I make you go
Wound me once then almost want to stay
I am a strong girl, I’ll get courage to
Ah… not want him not want him
Not want him not want him
Always always not want him

*

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* Sī lí beh ka-kī lâi lī-khui guá
M̄-thang kóng-guá bô-tsîng pàng-sak lí
Tshin-tshiūnn lí tsit-ê bô-tsîng ê lâm-sìng
Lī-khui guá m̄-thang koh
Tńg-lâi ko-ko-tînn

# In-uī lí uî-puē guá
Bô kóng tsuánn-iūnn tsuè lí khì
Hāi guá tsi̍t-sî hiám-hiám siūnn buē khui
Kian-kiông ê lú-sìng
The̍h-tshut ióng-khì lâi
Ah… m̄ siūnn i, m̄ siūnn i,
M̄ siūnn i, m̄ siūnn i
Íng-uán, íng-uán m̄ siūnn i

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CORRECT TRANSLATION

* It’s you who want to leave me alone
Don't you say I'm cruelly leaving you
Just like the cruel cruel man you are,
You're leaving me: don't come
Back to pester me!

# Since you're betraying me
And didn’t say what make you go
This one wound I nigh on can't get over
I am a strong girl, I’ll get courage to
Ah… not miss him not miss him
Not miss him not miss him
Always always not miss him

*

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