Monday, 29 July 2019

Peace

From "our moving world" to "peace may be all around us", today we have an English song called Peace, which goes from 2:41 to 3:24 in the linked video. I translated it to Chinese on 12/4/19, though I'm still not sure how to translate "Peace" into a monosyllabic word in Chinese. Quora suggested not a monosyllabic word, but the disyllabic 安宁 | ānníng. So be it then. Change implemented during checkup on 25/8/19. Let's see!


Peace
It keeps the world together
Without it
The world would fall apart
Peace
Sometimes it's hard to find
But all you have to do
Is look inside your heart

Peace is where the heart is
It isn't just inside our minds
Peace may be all around us
And yet it is still hard to find



安宁
叫世界继续团结
没有它
世界快会崩溃
安宁
有时它难找到
但你所得做的
就是看在心內

安宁它在心的地方
不但在我们的大脑
安宁可铺满全世界
但它却还是难找到
Ānníng
Jiào shìjiè jìxù tuánjié
Méi yǒu tā
Shìjiè kuài huì bēngkuì
Ānníng
Yǒushí tā nán zhǎodào
Dàn nǐ suǒdé zuò de
Jiùshì kàn zàixīn nèi

Ānníng tā zài xīn de dìfāng
Bùdàn zài wǒmen de dànǎo
Ānníng kě pù mǎn quán shìjiè
Dàn tā què háishì nán zhǎodào

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Our moving world

Speaking of The world has never stopped for a second (quote last post's song), we have two songs about the ever-moving nature of our world, one in Mandarin, and one in Min Nan. The former is 潇洒走一回 | Xiǎosǎ zǒu yī huí, "Live an unrestrained life", and I met it «around Christmas or sometime after it, probably at lest before Easter» in 2012, and translated it to English way later on Jun 18 2018, with three lines being edited on Jun 25, Jul 3, and Jul 27, where the error came to my mind after seeing Anton Xie's Hakka version, which will be reported in this post by the way. That version dates to sometime in 2018 before Jun 25, or so suggests his «version 2018» before the song lyrics. The Min song is 飘浪的海沙 | Phiau-lōng ê hái-sua, "Sand floating on the waves", I met it sometime between Jun 22 and mid-July 2013, and translated it to English way later on Jun 20 2018 with a tweak on Jul 11, and to Czech on Jul 9 2018, still pending correction. Sep 10 2018 I got corrections and metabolized them, Sep 22 I got replies to the comments on the corrections and implemented some of them in the draft, there are still a couple open problems in this Czech though. Let's see them songs!


*天地悠悠过客匆匆
潮起又潮落
恩恩怨怨生死白头
几人能看透
#红尘呀滚滚
痴痴呀情深
聚散终有时
留一半清醒
留一半醉
至少梦里有你追随
我拿青春睹明天
你用真情换此生
岁月不知人间
多少的忧伤
何不潇洒走一回







岁月不知人间
多少的忧伤
何不潇洒走一回



*天地悠悠路人匆匆
又潮落
恩恩怨怨生死白头
么人能看透
#红尘呀滚滚
狂狂深情
分合总有时
留一半真身
留一半醉
最少梦追随
拿青春赌明天
用真情教人生
岁月知人间
多少趜伤忧伤
何不潇洒一回







岁月知人间
多少趜伤忧伤
何不潇洒一回
* Tiāndì yōuyōu guòkè cōngcōng
Cháo qǐ yòu cháo luò
Ēnēnyuànyuàn shēngsǐ báitóu
Jǐ rén néng kàntòu
# Hóngchén ya gǔngǔn
Chīchī ya qíng shēn
Jù sàn zhōng yǒu shí
Liú yī bàn qīngxǐng
Liú yī bàn zuì
Zhìshǎo mèng li yǒu nǐ zhuīsuí
Wǒ ná qīngchūn dǔ míngtiān
Nǐ yòng zhēnqíng huàn cǐshēng
Suìyuè bù zhī rénjiān
Duōshǎo de yōushāng
Hébù xiāosǎ zǒu yī huí

*

#

#

Suìyuè bùzhī rénjiān
Duōshǎo de yōushāng
Hébù xiāosǎ zǒu yī huí



* Thien-thì yîu-yîu lù-nyîn tshung-tshung
Châu hòng yìu châu lȯk
En-en-yèn-yèn sang-sí phȧk-thêu
Mài-nyîn nên khòn-thèu
# Fûng-chîn yâ khún-khún
Không-không kài chim tshîn
Pun hȧp tsúng yìu-shî
Lîu yit pàn cin-shin
Lîu yit pàn tsùi
Tsùi-sháu mùng tú yìu nyî tui-sûi
Ngâi nȧk tshiang-chun tú mîn-thien
Nyî yùng cin-tshîn kàu nyîn-sen
Sòi-nyėt m ti nyîn-kien
To-sháu kài kiu̇k-shong
Hô-put siau-sá hâng yıt fûi

*

#

#

Sòi-nyėt m ti nyîn-kan
To-sháu kài kiu̇k-shong
Hô-put siau-sá hâng yıt fûi



People hurry in this age-old world
Tides do rise and fall
Grudges, gratitudes, life, death, old age:
How many understand?
Our world keeps churning
Mad love and deep feelings,
Meetings and breakups will take place.
I'm left half clear-minded,
I'm left half drunk,
But at least I have you in my dreams.
In my youth, I watch my future,
You trade true feelings with this life,
Years don't know the sadness
That fills all people:
Why not just live unrestrained?





一粒海沙      着海水滚绞滚动
有时海底      有时靠岸
世事无常
苦海波浪重重叠叠
浮浮沉沉起落无定

副歌:
啊~人生      奔波走傱忙碌的命
越头过去      风吹
啊~世间      不过短短一
越头看      亲像就像漂浪的海沙

一粒海沙      拖来磨去的命
有时      有时破碎啊
世事无常
繁华落魄停止
终尾也是万缘放下

副歌

副歌



We're grains of sand      turning over in the sea
Sometimes far-off,      something on the shore
Our world always moves:
Waves of pain get over each other,
We drift and randomly raise and fall down

Chorus:
Ah, our life      bound to hurry wildly
Turning back      there’s naught but blowing wind
Ah, our world      is a short short bit of road
Turning back      we're like sand floating on the waves.

We’re grains of sand      getting dragged and consumed
Sometimes jaggèd,      sometimes more smooth
Our world always moves:
Good and bad feelings all will end,
In the end you will put down all your bonds.

Chorus

Chorus
Tsi̍t lia̍p hái-sua      tuè-tio̍h hái-tsuí kún-ká
Ū-sî hái té      ū-sî khò-huānn
Sè-sū bû-siông
Khóo-hái pho-lōng tîng-tîng-tha̍h-tha̍h
Phû-phû-tîm-tîm khí-lo̍h bô-tiānn

Hù-kua:
Ah… lîn-sing      phun-pho tsáu-tsông--ê miā
Ua̍t-thâu kuè-khì      hong tshue bô-iânn
Ah… sè-kan      put-kò té-té tsi̍t tsuā
Ua̍t-thâu khuànn      tshin-tshiūnn phiau-lōng--ê hái-sua

Tsi̍t lia̍p hái-sua      thua lâi buā khì--ê miā
Ū-sî lú suí      ū-sî phò-tshuì--ah
Sè-sū bû-siông
Huân-huâ lo̍k-phik lóng ē suah
Tsiong-bué iā sī bān iân hòng-hā

Hù-kua

Hù-kua



Zrnko písku      se kutálí ve vlnách
Někdy v oblivu,      někdy v pláži
Svět se nezastaví
Vlny smutku překrývají se
Nahoru a dolů, nikdy zastavají

Refrén:
Ah... život:      musí vždy spěchat,
Se otočíme      a není nic než věje vítr
Ah..., svět náš      ačkoli je cesta velmi krátká,
My plujeme      vždy jako písek na vlnách.

Zrnko písku      je taženo a vyčerpáno
Někdy krásné,      někdy rozbité.
Svět ne zastaví:
Život a frustrace skončí
V konci uložíme každý vztah

Refrén

Refrén

Monday, 22 July 2019

Il mondo

Anche oggi una canzone Italiana, scollegata da quella di prima, ma si lega al post dopo. È Il mondo, tradotta in Cinese il 27/9/15. Vediamo!


No,
Stanotte amore
Non ho più pensato a te
Ho aperto gli occhi
Per guardare intorno a me
E intorno a me
Girava il mondo come sempre

Gira, il mondo gira
Nello spazio senza fine
Con gli amori appena nati
Con gli amori già finiti
Con la gioia e col dolore
Della gente come me

Un mondo
Soltanto adesso, io ti guardo
Nel tuo silenzio io mi perdo
E sono niente accanto a te

Il mondo
Non si é fermato mai un momento
La notte insegue sempre il giorno
Ed il giorno verrà
Oh mondo!



没,
哦亲爱我今夜
再没有想到你,
我开了眼睛
而看到我的环境,
在环境
世界还像总是一样转着。

转着,世界转着,
在无边无际的空间,
跟刚刚出生的恋爱,
跟已经结束的恋爱,
跟和我一样的人们
的快乐和悲伤啊。

个世界,
我现在才开始看到你,
在你的沉默我来迷路,
在你旁边不是什么。

这世界
每一刻也都没有停止,
夜间总是在追求白天,
而且白天要来!
Méi,
Ó qīn'ài wǒ jīnyè
Zài méi yǒu xiǎngdào nǐ,
Wǒ kāile yǎnjīng
Ér kàn dào wǒ de huánjìng,
Zài huánjìng
Shìjiè hái xiàng zǒng shì yīyàng zhuǎnzhe.

Zhuǎnzhe, shìjiè zhuǎnzhe,
Zài wúbiān wújì de kōngjiān,
Gēn gānggāng chūshēng de liàn'ài,
Gēn yǐjīng jiéshù de liàn'ài,
Gēn hé wǒ yīyàng de rénmen
De kuàilè he bēishāng a.

Gè shìjiè,
Wǒ xiànzài cái kāishǐ kàn dào nǐ,
Zài nǐ de chénmò wǒ lái mílù,
Zài nǐ pángbiān bù shì shénme.

Zhè shìjiè
Měi yī kè yě dōu méiyǒu tíngzhǐ,
Yèjiān zǒng shì zài zhuīqiú báitiān,
Érqiě báitiān yào lái!

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Un giudice

E anche oggi un isolato. Oggi una canzone di De André, Un giudice, tradotta in Cinese, traduzione che risale a non più tardi del 29/1/2016, data di ultima modifica di una nota Facebook contenente la traduzione. Vediamo!


Cosa vuol dire avere
Un metro e mezzo di statura,
Ve lo rivelan gli occhi
E le battute della gente,
O la curiosità
Di una ragazza irriverente
Che si avvicina solo
Per un suo dubbio impertinente:
Vuole scoprir se è vero
Quanto si dice intorno ai nani,
Che siano i più forniti
Della virtù meno apparente,
Fra tutte le virtù
La più indecente.

Passano gli anni, i mesi,
E se li conti anche i minuti,
È triste trovarsi adulti
Senza essere cresciuti;
La maldicenza insiste,
Batte la lingua sul tamburo
Fino a dire che un nano
È una carogna di sicuro
Perché ha il cuore toppo,
Troppo vicino al buco del culo.

Fu nelle notti insonni
Vegliate al lume del rancore
Che preparai gli esami.
Diventai procuratore
Per imboccar la strada
Che dalle panche d'una cattedrale
Porta alla sacrestia
Quindi alla cattedra d'un tribunale,
Giudice finalmente,
Arbitro in terra del bene e del male.

E allora la mia statura
Non dispensò più buonumore
A chi alla sbarra in piedi
Mi diceva Vostro Onore,
E di affidarli al boia
Fu un piacere del tutto mio,
Prima di genuflettermi
Nell'ora dell'addio
Non conoscendo affatto
La statura di Dio.



有一米半的高
哎呀这就是什么意思?
就是人们的眼睛,
他们的多笑话来展示,
还有一个轻慢
亵慢的小姐的好奇心,
她的来离你近
只是为某个不逊的怀疑:
她想要发现是否
人关于矮子说得真正,
矮子是否有最少
表观的美德的最大量,
所有的美德中
最非礼的。

年月来过,而如果
你计算,分钟也来过啊。
你发现已经成人,
但是你还没有长大。
而戳脊梁骨坚持,
用他的舌头就来打鼓,
直到人来说矮子
不能不是卑贱的人啊,
因为他的心真的
真的离他的屁眼太近啊。

而我来彻夜不眠,
在怨恨点亮的些夜晚
准备了我的考试,
而变成一个检控官,
我来进入的那路,
从一个大教堂的板凳
先带我到圣器室
再带到法院的那公安:
我最终变成法官,
地球上分别好坏的仲裁人。

那我的高低再没有
给别的人小一点谐趣,
站在条形前的人
向我只说“启禀大人”。
托他们给执行人,
这是全属于我的乐趣,
直到我在告别
的那时候一定要屈服,
并毫不知道
天上的上帝的高低
Yǒu yī mǐ bàn de gāo
Āiyā zhè jiùshì shénme yìsi?
Jiù shì rénmen de yǎnjīng,
Tāmen de duō xiàohuà lái zhǎnshì,
Hái yǒu yī gè qīngmàn
Xièmàn de xiǎojiě de hào qíxīn,
Tā de lái lí nǐ jìn
Zhǐ shì wèi mǒu gè bù xùn de huáiyí:
Tā xiǎngyào fāxiàn shìfǒu
Rén guānyú ǎizi shuō dé zhēnzhèng,
Ǎizi shìfǒu yǒu zuìshǎo
Biǎoguān de měidé de zuì dà liàng,
Suǒyǒu de měidé zhōng
Zuì fēilǐ de.

Nián yuè lái guò, ér rúguǒ
Nǐ jìsuàn, fēnzhōng yě lái guò a.
Nǐ fāxiàn yǐjīng chéngrén,
Dànshì nǐ hái méiyǒu zhǎng dà.
Ér chuōjǐlianggǔ jiānchí,
Yòng tā de shétou jiù lái dǎgǔ,
Zhídào rén lái shuō ǎizi
Bù néng bù shì bēijiàn de rén a,
Yīnwèi tā de xīn zhēn de
Zhēn de lí tā de pìyǎn tài jìn a.

Ér wǒ lái chè yè bù mián,
Zài yuànhèn diǎnliàng de xiē yèwǎn
Zhǔnbèile wǒ de kǎoshì,
Ér biànchéng yī gè jiǎnkòngguān,
Wǒ lái jìnrù de nà lù,
Cóng yī gè dà jiàotáng de bǎndèng
Xiān dài wǒ dào shèngqìshì
Zài dài dào fǎyuàn de nà gōng'ān:
Wǒ zuìzhōng biànchéng fǎguān,
Dìqiú shàng fēnbié hǎo huài de zhòngcáirén.

Nà wǒ de gāodī zài méiyǒu
Gěi bié de rén xiǎo yīdiǎn xiéqù,
Zhàn zài tiáoxíng qián de rén
Xiàng wǒ zhǐ shuō “qǐbǐng dàrén”.
Tuō tāmen gěi zhíxíngrén,
Zhè shì quán shǔyú wǒ de lèqù,
Zhídào wǒ zài gàobié
De nà shíhòu yīdìng yào qūfú,
Bìng háo bù zhīdào
Tiānshàng de shàngdì de gāodī

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Two children's songs!

After "No smoking", another couple songs with cheerful tunes. These two happen to be children's songs which my mother-tongue teacher introduced to the whole class as per the year 3 list here, they're titled 两只老虎 | Liǎng zhī lǎohǔ | Two tigers and 拔萝卜 | Bá luóbo | Pulling turnips, and you'll almost surely recognize the tune of number 1 :). I translated number 1 on 28/3/19, and number 2 on 29/3, or so I thought, then I found there were extra verses, so on 30/3 I finished the job. Let's see them!


两只老虎
两只老虎
跑得快
跑得快
一只没有耳朵/眼睛
一只没有尾巴
真奇怪
真奇怪
Liǎng zhī lǎohǔ
Liǎng zhī lǎohǔ
Pǎo dé kuài
Pǎo dé kuài
Yī zhǐ méiyǒu ěrduǒ/yǎnjīng
Yī zhǐ méiyǒu wěibā
Zhēn qíguài
Zhēn qíguài



Two twin tigers
Two twin tigers
Run with speed
Run with speed
One its ears/eyes is missing
One its tail is missing
Strange indeed
Strange indeed





合唱:
拔萝卜拔萝卜
哎呀呀哎呀呀
哎呀哎呀
拔不动

老公公快点来
快来帮我们把萝卜
老公公快点来!
来了,来了

合唱

老婆婆快点来
快来帮我们把萝卜
老婆婆快点来!
来了,来了

合唱

小花狗快点来
快来帮我们把萝卜
小花狗快点来!
注,注,来了,来了

合唱

小花猫快点来
快来帮我们把萝卜
小花猫快点来!
喵 喵 我来了,我来了

合唱

小老鼠快点来
快来帮我们把萝卜
小老鼠快点来!
吱……吱……
我来了,我来了

合唱

大萝卜拔起来
大家一起拔起来
大萝卜拔起来了!
哈……哈……哈……哈……
Héchàng:
Bá luóbo bá luóbo
Āiyāya āiyāya
Āiyā āiyā
Bá bù dòng

Lǎogōnggōng kuài diǎn lái
Kuài lái bāng wǒmen bǎ luóbo
Lǎogōnggōng kuài diǎn lái!
Láile, láile

Héchàng

Lǎopópo kuài diǎn lái
Kuài lái bāng wǒmen bǎ luóbo
Lǎopópo kuài diǎn lái!
Láile, láile

Héchàng

Xiǎo huāgǒu kuài diǎn lái
Kuài lái bāng wǒmen bǎ luóbo
Xiǎo huāgǒu kuài diǎn lái!
Zhù, zhù, láile, láile

Héchàng

Xiǎo huāmāo kuài diǎn lái
Kuài lái bāng wǒmen bǎ luóbo
Xiǎo huāmāo kuài diǎn lái!
Miāo miāo wǒ láile, wǒ láile

Héchàng

Xiǎo lǎoshǔ kuài diǎn lái
Kuài lái bāng wǒmen bǎ luóbo
Xiǎo lǎoshǔ kuài diǎn lái!
Zhī……zhī……
Wǒ láile, wǒ láile

Héchàng

Dà luóbo bá qǐlái
Dàjiā yì qǐ bá qǐlái
Dà luóbo bá qǐláile!
Hā……hā……hā……hā……



Chorus:
Pull the turnip pull the turnip
Heave-uh-ho heave-uh-ho
Heave-ho heave-ho
It won’t move

Grandpa dear quickly come
Quick, come help us to tug the turnip
Grandpa dear quickly come
Coming, coming

Chorus

Grandma dear quickly come
Quick, come help us to tug the turnip
Grandma dear quickly come
Coming, coming

Chorus

Little dog quickly come
Quick, come help us to tug the turnip
Little dog quickly come
Woof, woof, coming, coming

Chorus

Tabby cat quickly come
Quick, come help us to tug the turnip
Tabby cat quickly come
Meow meow I’m coming, I’m coming

Chorus

Little mouse quickly come
Quick, come help us to tug the turnip
Little mouse quickly come
Eek… eek…
I’m coming, I’m coming

Chorus

The big turnip was pulled out
All together we pulled it out
The big turnip was pulled out!
Ha… ha… ha… ha…

Saturday, 13 July 2019

No smoking!

OK, so today we have a funny little song that has no link whatsoever (at least AFAICT) with any other item on this blog. I met this sometime between Easter and Jun 28 2012, and translated it to English within the summer (during the summer, I think, in August in fact). It is a (Huiyang?) Hakka song called 烟仔歌 | Yen-tsái ko, "Ash song", and it is a pretty strong advice to NOT smoke. Oh, my bad Hakka at the time produced a wonderful mistranslation which I will put on the left, whereas on the right there will be a revised version from ≥15:20 on 6/9/18. Let's see it!


人人也来跟
饭后一支烟
快乐过神仙万千
饱饭烟仔最
啤酒担口烟
市面上多烟
大事宣传广告登
肺病辛苦又会了钱
生CANCER箇阵那么好怨
最怕二手烟
味道好狂猪律烟雪茄烟
大众广场都禁烟
复制三万到处有眼见
人人为健康脱离烟



Ev'ryone says I too will,
Smoking after meals,
Careless, be happy a lot.
I eat my fill with no ash, I don't need
Tea, beer, or cigarettes to smoke.
The market's full of smoke,
One big advertisement says
You'll have tisis and spend money,
Get CANCER, fight, you can't complain.
Fear second-hand smoke.
Smoke has such a violent taste.
Ev'ry one says smoke's a wonder
They will be taken right away
Each man for health will cut off smoke
Nyîn-nyîn kóng ngâi ya lôi ken
Fán hèu yit ki yen
Khuài-lȯk kwò shîn-sien vàn-tshién
Shıt páu fán mâu yen-tsái tsùi m nyèn
Yím tshâ yím phiā-tsíu tam héu-yen
Shì-mièn shòng hè to yen
Thài-sìi sien-chôn kwóng-kàu ten
Phùi-phiàng sin-khú yù vòi liáu tshiên
Sang CANCER kài-chìng m háu yèn
Tsùi phà nyì-shíu-yen
Múi-thàu háu không cu-lu̇t-yen
Thài-cùng kóng-chông tu và kìm yen
Tshau sam vàn tàu-chù yu ngán-kèn
Nyîn-nyîn vùi khèn-khong thot-lî yen



Ev'ryone says I too will,
Smoking after meals,
Careless, be happy a lot.
I eat my fill with no ash, I don't need
Tea, beer, or cigarettes to smoke.
The market's full of smoke,
One big advertisement says
You'll have tisis and spend money,
If you get CANCER, you can't complain.
Fear second-hand smoke.
Cigars have such a violent taste.
"No smoke" signs the whole square cover,
There's billions, they're just everywhere!
Each man for health will cut off smoke

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Cold sun

Another sorta-kinda love song here, again on the sad side, because repeated wounds are mentioned. A Mandarin song titled 冷冷的太阳 | Lěnglěng de tàiyáng, "Cold cold sun", met sometime between Oct 1 and Dec 9 2011 and translated to English soon after that, oh and to French by the summer, didn't remember that. Let's see it!


孤独的心
从不想改变什么
冷漠的眼
已经看过太多虚伪
只有你能给我
真实温暖的感受
走出了冰冷的角落

孤独的心
从不想改变什么
冷漠的眼
已经看过太多虚伪
再没有一个人
爱我如此地深刻
让我从黑暗中逃脱

我就像一个冷冷的太阳
曾经也有颗狂热的心房
但是一次一次受的创伤
失去燃烧的力量

我是冷冷的太阳
曾经也有颗狂热的心房
因为你
熔化心中冰霜



My lonely heart
Ne’er wants to change but one thing.
And my cold eyes
Hypocrites too many have seen.
Only you can give me
A feeling that’s truly warm
To get out of this corner cold.

My lonely heart
Ne’er wants to change but one thing.
And my cold eyes
Hypocrites too many have seen.
There’s ne’er been a person
That so deeply me has loved
To let me flee out of the dark

I now indeed am like a cold cold sun,
I once did also have a burning heart,
But, as wounded once and twice and once more,
It has lost the power to burn.

I now am a cold cold sun,
I once did also have a burning heart,
Because you
The frost in my heart melt.
Gūdú de xīn
Cóng bù xiǎng gǎibiàn shénme
Lěngmò de yǎn
Yǐjīng kànguò tài duō xūwèi
Zhǐyǒu nǐ néng gěi wǒ
Zhēnshí wēnnuǎn de gǎnshòu
Zǒuchūle bīnglěng de jiǎoluò

Gūdú de xīn
Cóng bù xiǎng gǎibiàn shénme
Lěngmò de yǎn
Yǐjīng kànguò tài duō xūwèi
Zài méiyǒu yī gè rén
Ài wǒ rúcǐ dì shēnkè
Ràng wǒ cóng hēi'àn zhōng táotuō

Wǒ jiùxiàng yī gè lěng lěng de tàiyáng
Céngjīng yě yǒu kē kuángrè de xīnfáng
Dànshì yīcì yīcì shòu de chuāngshāng
Shīqù ránshāo de lìliàng

Wǒ shì lěng lěng de tàiyáng
Céngjīng yěyǒu kē kuángrè de xīnfáng
Yīnwèi nǐ
Rónghuà xīn zhōng bīngshuāng



Mon cœur tout seul
Ne veut jamais changer rien.
Mes yeux tous froids
Ont déjà vu trop d’hypocrites.
Seul tu peux donner moi
Un sentiment vraiment chaud
Pour sortir de cet angle froid

Mon cœur tout seul
Ne veut jamais changer rien.
Mes yeux tous froids
Ont déjà vu trop d’hypocrites.
Personne jamais m’a
Aimé profondement ainsi
Qu’elle m’a fait enfuir des ténèbres.

Maint’nant je suis comme un soleil très froid,
Un temps j’avais aussi un cœur brûlant,
Mais, féri une fois, une autre, et encore
Il ne peut plus rien brûler.

Je suis un soleil très froid,
Un temps j’avais aussi un cœur brûlant,
Parce que tu
De mon cœur fonds le gel.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

A secret I can't tell

Speaking of "In my heart I have a secret" (quote the last song), today we have two songs, both titled like the post, whether it be Mandarin 不能说的秘密 | Bù néng shuō de mìmì or Min Nan 袂使讲的秘密 | Buē-sái kóng ê pì-bi̍t. I met the Mandarin one between Easter and May 12 2012, and translated it to English soon afterwards and to French within the summer, and the Min one somewhat earlier in the same timespan, and I guess I produced an English version with many errors due to scarce knowledge of Min, so I will put the mistranslation on the left and the revised version from ~14:08 on 11/9/18 on the right. Let's see!


* 爱上不该爱的人
深深爱着你
爱情的魔力
让我忘了我自己
只要天天看见你
心里感到甜密密
这种滋味教我怎能忘记

# 不能说的秘密
藏在心中多么委屈
想要告诉你
又怕你会生气1
不能说的秘密
只能怪我自作多情
爱得太痛苦
为你痴痴迷迷

@ 付出的真情
得不到回音
但愿夜夜梦见我和你

*

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@

1 有地方也说“又怕会失去你”



* I love one I should not love
Deeply I love you
Love’s charms now make me
Fully forget about me
Just wish to see you each day
In my heart I feel great sweet
This taste teaches how I can forget

# Secret I cannot tell
How much pain hiding in my heart
I want to tell you
And fear you’ll angry be
Secret I cannot tell
I can just blame you don’t love me
Love’s too great a pain
For you I am crazy

@ This feeling I show
Gets no answer back
I just want to dream us ev’ry night

*

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* 爱着不该爱的人
有我也有你
为你我愿意
今生
人生的路拄着遇上
注定错误的开始
总有一秘密随我逝去

# 袂使不会讲的秘密
因为爱你
将你捏絚絚紧紧
因为失去你
袂使不会讲的秘密
因为爱你
毋甘舍不得将你放
你飞向天边

@ 经过这么
没有你的日子
犹原仍然定定常常梦中看见你

*

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@

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@



* Loving one I should not love
I have me and you
For you I now wish
To have pain and stop my joy
My life’s road has met with you
I’ve been doomed to always err
Sure there’ll be a secret dying with me

# Secret I can’t tell through
You hide more, I’ll love you deeper
I hug you tight tight
Fearing I may lose you
Secret I can’t tell through
You go more, I’ll love you deeper
Won’t thus let you go
I fear you’ll fly to the sky.

@ Gone through all these years
Days you weren’t here
Still I often see you in my dreams.

*

#

@

#

@
* Àishàng bù gāi ài de rén
Shēnshēn àizhe nǐ
Àiqíng de mólì
Ràng wǒ wàngliao wǒ zìjǐ
Zhǐ yào tiāntiān kànjiàn nǐ
Xīn lǐ gǎndào tiánmìmi
Zhè zhǒng zīwèi jiào wǒ zěn néng wàngjì

# Bù néng shuō de mìmì
Cáng zài xīn zhōng duōme wěiqu
Xiǎngyào gàosù nǐ
Yòu pà nǐ huì shēngqì1
Bù néng shuō de mìmì
Zhǐ néng guài wǒ zìzuòduōqíng
Ài de tài tòngkǔ
Wèi nǐ chīchīmímí

@ Fùchū de zhēn qíng
Dé bù dào huíyīn
Dàn yuàn yèyè mèng jiàn wǒ hé nǐ

*

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@

1 Yǒu dìfāng yě shuō "Yòu pà huì shīqù nǐ".



* J’aime qui je n’ devrais aimer
Je t’aime beaucoup
La magie d’ l’amour
Me fait oublier moi-même
Je veux seul te voir chaque jour
Dans mon cœur une grande douceur
Ce goût m’apprend comment j’ peux oublier

# Le secret qu’ je n’ peux dire
Combien de tristesse dans mon cœur
Je te l’ voudrais dire
Mais crains qu’ tu t’ va fâcher
Le secret qu’ je n’ peux dire
C’est seul car je crois que tu m’aimes
Une douleur trop grande
Pour toi je suis tout fou

@ Ce mon sentiment
N’a pas une réponse
Mais j’ veux voir nos deux en rêve chaque nuit

*

#

@

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* Ài-tio̍h put-kai ài--ê lâng
Ū guá iā ū lí
Uī lí guá guān-ì
Kim-sing tsia̍h-khóo koh tsia̍h-tinn
Lîn-sing--ê lōo tú-tio̍h lí
Tsù-tiānn tshòo-gōo--ê khai-sí
Tsóng ū tsi̍t kang pì-bi̍t suî guá sī khì

# Buē-sái kóng--ê pì-bi̍t
In-uī ài lí lú tshàng lú tshim
Tsiong lí tēnn ân-ân
In-uī kiann sit-khì lí
Buē-sái kóng--ê pì-bi̍t
In-uī ài lí lú liáu/liâu lú tshim
M̄-kam tsiong lí pàng
Kiann lí pue hiòng thinn-pinn

@ King-kuè tsiah tsuē nî
Bô lí--ê li̍t-tsí
Iû-guân tiānn-tiānn bāng tiong khuànn-kìnn lí

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* Who loves one they should not love?
There's me and there's you
For you I now wish
To feel pain and to feel joy
On life’s road I've met with you
Which condemned me to mistakes
Sure there’ll be a secret dying with me

# Secret I cannot tell
You hide more, I’ll love you deeper
I hug you tight tight
Fearing I may lose you
Secret I cannot tell
You care less, I’ll love you deeper
I can't let you go
I fear you’ll fly to the sky.

@ Gone through all these years
Days you weren’t here
Still I often see you in my dreams.

*

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Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Helplessness

Speaking of sadness caused by love, we have today 无奈 | Wúnài, "Helplessness", where the singer does say she is sad, though she says she doesn't know why. I met this song between Christmas and Easter 2012/2013, and translated it… wait, I thought I had English too! Oh whatever. I only have a Sicilian version, dating wholly to Sep 22 2018, started midnight and finished around 22. Then around 10:50 on 18/11/18 I started the English version, and by 15:40 it was complete and in the draft for this. Looking at the Sicilian, I started with the Italian version, and by 15:57 that was also done. So now I have an empty column to fill, who knows with what language… maybe Russian, or maybe Vietnamese, or Finnish, or whatever. We'll see. Then I started French between midnight and 1am on 23/11/18, did all of verse 1, then in the afternoon of 23/11 I did verse 2, and around 8pm I did verse 3 and the translation was complete by 20:02. Let's see this song!



我本来打算
离你远去
从此不再提起你
看着你一脸茫然
眼眶是泪滴
我无能为力

心中的无奈
像一根线
牵绊着我还有你
我实在实在
没有勇气
来抛下这情意

这一刻虽然
默默无语
但是我心在哭泣
求求你不要问我
为什么戚戚
我无法回答你

也许有一天
我离开你
请相信是不得已
我心中心中
有个秘密
却无法告诉你

我青梅竹马
童年伴侣
如今又与我相聚
我们两从前有过
爱情的默契
今生要在一起

这一份无奈
隐藏心底
该选择他还有你
你教我教我
怎么处理
这三角的难题

你教我教我
怎么处理
这三角的难题



AvìaAvevo pinsatu 'idi jiriandare
Luntanu da tiate
E nun parṛariparlare chiùpiù 'idi tiate
Mo chiànciripiangere ti viṙuvedo
Tuttu cunfusu
E nun sazzuso chiche fari.

Chist'imputenza è
Nu filu 'n còri,
CuCon mmiame ci si'sei ancora tu.
Iò propriu propriu
Nun tenguho uil curaggiu
PiPer lassarilasciare st'amuri.

Puru siAnche se mo staiusto
Muta accussìcosì,
NtôNel cori a chiànciripiangere staiusto.
Ti prèiuprego, nun dumannaridomandare
PicchìPerché sugnusono tristitriste:
Nun sazzuso rispùnniririspondere.

Si iò nu jornu
T'aiuho a lassarilasciare,
Cu malaganaControvoglia haviha a siriessere1.
NtôNel cori ntônel cori
TegnuHo nu sigretusegreto,
Ma nun t'ute lo sazzuso ṙìçiridire.

QuannQuando'eru picciriđđapiccola
AvìaAvevo n'amicu
ChiChe mmo turnaütornò cucon mmiame
NuiNoi c'èramueravamo giurati
Senza paloriparole
Amuri 'idi tutta 'ala vita.

Quanta imputenza
CaChe tenguho in cori:
AiuHo a scègghiriscegliere iđđului o tiate?
Tu spiega spiega
Comm'ai'hoa ffari2
Cu stu prubblèma ccà!

Tu spiega spiega
Comm'ai'hoa ffari
Cu stu prubblèma ccà!

1Qui e nella riga precedente, la costruzione
"Avere a + infinito" sta a significare
il tempo futuro, quindi "havi a siri",
"ha a essere", vuol dire "sarà".
2Qui e due righe sopra, invece,
"Avere a + infinito" manifesta il suo altro
possibile significato, quello di "dovere".
Quindi "come ho da fare" vuol dire "come devo fare".



Volevo andare
Lontan da te
E non parlar più di te
Ora tutto confuso
Ti vedo in pianto
E non so più che far

Quest'impotenza
È un filo in cuor
Tu ancor mi tieni con te
Io proprio proprio
Non ho il coraggio
Di abbandonar 'sto amor

Anche se ora
Io zitta sto
Il cuore in pianto mi sta
Ti prego, non domandarmi
Perché son triste:
Non so rispondere

Se io un giorno
Ti lascerò,
Di malavoglia sarà
Nel cuor mio cuor mio
Ho un segreto
Ma non te lo so dir

Il mio compagno
D'infanzia
Ora è tornato con me
Noi c'eravam giurati
Senza parole
Amor per tutta la vita

Quanta impotenza che
Nascondo in cuor:
Devo scegliere lui o te?
Tu spiega spiega
Come affronterò
Un tal dilemma

Tu spiega spiega
Come affronterò
Un tal dilemma
Wǒ běnlái dǎsuàn
Lí nǐ yuǎn qù
Cóngcǐ bù zài tíqǐ nǐ
Kànzhe nǐ yī liǎn mángrán
Yǎnkuàng shì lèidī
Wǒ wúnéngwéilì

Xīn zhōng de wúnài
Xiàng yī gēn xiàn
Qiānbànzhe wǒ hái yǒu nǐ
Wǒ shízài shízài
Méi yǒu yǒngqì
Lái pāoxià zhè qíngyì

Zhè yī kè suīrán
Mòmòwúyǔ
Dànshì wǒ xīn zài kūqì
Qiúqiú nǐ bùyào wèn wǒ
Wèi shénme qīqī
Wǒ wúfǎ huídá nǐ

Yěxǔ yǒu yītiān
Wǒ líkāi nǐ
Qǐng xiāngxìn shì bùdéyǐ
Wǒ xīn zhōng xīn zhōng
Yǒu gè mìmì
Què wúfǎ gàosù nǐ

Wǒ qīngméizhúmǎ
Tóngnián bànlǚ
Rújīn yòu yǔ wǒ xiāngjù
Wǒmen liǎng cóngqián yǒuguò
Àiqíng de mòqì
Jīnshēng yào zài yīqǐ

Zhè yī fèn wúnài
Yǐncáng xīndǐ
Gāi xuǎnzé tā hái yǒu nǐ
Nǐ jiào wǒ jiào wǒ
Zěnme chǔlǐ
Zhè sān jiǎo de nántí

Nǐ jiào wǒ jiào wǒ
Zěnme chǔlǐ
Zhè sān jiǎo de nántí



I have conceived to
Go far from you
Not mention you anymore
Seeing your great confusion
And tears in your eyes,
I'm left all powerless

My being helpless
Is like a thread
You’re still a yoke unto me
I'm really really
Not brave enough
To let this feeling go

Though in this moment
I say no words
My heart is crying right now
I beg you not to ask me
Why I’m in sorrow
I can't reply to you.

Even though one day
I may leave you,
Believe be: I’ll have no choice
In my heart my heart
A secret lies
Which I cannot tell you.

My childhood sweetheart
Who played with me
He now has come back with me
We've made a silent deal once
To love each other
And be together for life

I am so helpless
Here in my heart:
Whom should I choose, him or you?
You tell me tell me
How to deal with
This three-face problem

You tell me tell me
How to deal with
This three-face problem












De m'en aller loin
J'avais pensé,
E de ne plus te penser
J'te vois plein d'confusion et
J'te vois pleurer
Et quoi faire plus je n'sais

Mon impotence
Est comme un fil
Et encore mon joug tu es.
Moi vraiment vraiment
De te laisser
Le courage point je n'ai

Même si maintenant
Je n' parle pas
Mon coeur, il pleure à grande voix.
J't'en prie: pourquoi j'suis triste
Ne me demande pas,
Car je ne le sais pas.

Et si un jour
Je s'rais plus avec toi,
Sûrement par force ce sera.
Dans mon coeur mon coeur
Un secret y a
Que je n'te sais dire pas

Mon copain d'enfance
Qui avec moi jouait
Avec moi il est retourné
Un accord d'amour sans mots
On avait fait
Ensemble on doit rester

Quelle impotence qui
Se cache dans moi:
Devrais-j' choisir lui ou toi?
Tu dis-moi dis-moi
Je dois faire quoi
Avec ce problème-là?

Tu dis-moi dis-moi
Je dois faire quoi
Avec ce problème-là?