She doesn\'t hear the sound of Father and Mother calling,
She only hears the Yellow River\'s flowing water cry tsien tsien.
She only hears Mount Yen\'s nomad horses cry tsiu tsiu.
Northern gusts carry the rattle of army pots,
When Father and Mother hear Daughter is coming
They go outside the wall to meet her, leaning on each other.
When Elder Sister hears Younger Sister is coming
When Little Brother hears Elder Sister is coming
Hanging up a mirror she dabs on yellow flower powder
Two hares running side by side close to the ground,
From:The Flowering Plum and the Palace Lady: Interpretations of Chinese Poetry By Han H. Frankel, Yale University Press, 1976.
Don't insult others when they may not have english as a first language. Be careful of what you say.
Chinese does not conjugate and in chinese sentences do not have a time period so sometimes the translation is impossible.
Also it's 16th century chinese poem to modern english which makes it even more difficult
If you don't "insult" people on their grammar or anything else, first language or no, how will they know if they did something wrong? and if they don't know they did something wrong, I could they fix it?
You could politely point out what their mistake was instead of mocking the whole general comment.
Yes and if everybody had that mind set the world would be a much better place
This is beautiful. Mu-lan risked it all for her father. She is so inspirational, even if she didn't really exsist.
Hua Milan did exist. As a matter of fact, one of my favorite quotes is by her: "That which you believe you can do you will strive to achieve".
Just look her name up.on the internet...Hua Mulan. Also, order the movie "Mulan: Rise of a Warrior". It's a great movie starring Zhou Wei as Mulan. It has lots of action and romance mixed together. You'll love it
Where did you find that quote by Mulan Sasha?
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Obvious fact is obvious, but perhaps this page shouldn't be advertised as the original poem considering it isn't. It's one of various possible translations.
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