Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Lifelong

Today we have breaking news – so breaking, in fact, that the translation may not be complete. It's a beautiful Cantonese song called 今生今世 | Gam1-sang1 gam1-sai3, "In this life, in this world". I started with the second half (last 4 lines) of the chorus at 10:04 on 16/8/19, then finished the chorus the next day by 18:45, and translated the first 5 lines of the first verse little before 22… and here I am, writing this at 00:13 on 18/8/19, meaning that's all for now. I hope to complete it by the posting date, which is the 20th. As I formated this draft at 0:26, I added another line. 0:42, one more line, and 0:43 I change "I" to "Just" in there. Complete verse 1 by 13 on 18/9/19, do almost all of verse 2 between 21 and 22, then edit it in, and only one line is missing, though the rhymed part is a bit meh. Time to finish this. In the end, I convinced myself that "this whole life through" was fine (compare "We talked the whole night through" here), so I reformulated the first rhyming line a bit, did the last missing line (which was the following one), and the translation was complete by 22:58 on 18/8/19. Let's see it!


幻变的一生
默默期待一份爱
踏过多少弯
段段情路也失望
我不甘心说别离
仍旧渴望爱的传奇
不舍不弃
无惧长夜空虛风中
继续追

*风里笑着风里唱
感激天意碰着你
纵是苦涩都变得美
天也老任海也老
唯望此爱爱未老
愿意今生約定
他生再拥抱

是你的双手
静静燃亮这份爱
是你的声音
夜夜陪伴我的梦
交出真心真的美
无尽每日每天想你
今生今世
宁愿名利抛开
潇洒跟你飞

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愿意今生約定
他生再拥抱
Waan6-bin3 dik1 jat1-sang1
Mak6-mak6 kei4-doi6 jat1 fan6 ngoi3
Daap6-gwo3 do1-siu2 waan1
Dyun6-dyun6 cing4-lou6 jaa5 sat1-mong6
Ngo5 bat1 gam1-sam1 syut3 bit6-lei4
Jing4-gau6 hot3-mong6 ngoi3 dik1 cyun4-kei4
Bat1 se2 bat1 hei3
Mou4 geoi2/6 coeng4-je6 hung1-heoi1 fung1 zung1
Gai3-zuk6 zeoi1

* Fung1 leoi5 siu3-zoek6 fung1 leoi5 coeng3
Gam2-gik1 tin1-ji3 pung3-zoek6 nei5
Zung3-si6 fu2-gip3 dou1 bin3-dak1 mei5
Tin1 jaa5 lou5 jam6 hoi2 jaa5 lou5
Wai4 mong6 ci2 ngoi3 ngoi3 mei6 lou5
Jyun6-ji3 gam1-sang1 joek3-ding6
Taa1-sang1 zoi3 jung2-pou5

Si6 nei5 dik1 soeng1-sau2
Zing6-zing6 jin4-leong6 ze5 fan6 ngoi3
Si6 nei5 dik1 sing1-jam2
Je6-je6 pui4-bun6 ngo5 dik1 mung6
Gaau1-ceot1 zan1-sam1 zan1 dik1 mei5
Mou4-zeon6 mui5 jat6 mui5 tin1 soeng2 nei5
Gam1-sang1 gam1-sai3
Ning4-jyun6 ming4-lei6 paau1-hoi1
Siu1-saa2 gan1 nei5 fei1

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Jyun6-ji3 gam1-sang1 joek3-ding6
Taa1-sang1 zoi3 jung2-pou5



All my changing life,
I've kept waiting for some love,
Went through many turns,
Lost my way in this broken road.
Without you I don't wish to be
Wondrous romance I'm still craving
Just can't leave thee
For you, dark night storms would not give
Fear to me.

* In the wind, I laugh and sing,
I thank God 'cause, since I've met you,
All turns beautiful, bitter things too!
Sky and sea will age away,
I just hope this love will stay:
I now swear in the next life
We'll hug again!

It was your two hands
Made this love begin to shine
It is your sweet voice
With my in my dreams each night
Our love's a wonder, 'cause it's true,
Every day I keep thinking of you
This whole life through
I would leave my fame and fortune
To fly with you

*

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I now swear in the next life
We'll hug again!

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