Song Translation:《中国姑娘》 Gentle Woman of China by 金志文

 

So, I don’t know how many people have watched the reality talent show ‘The Voice of China’, but there was one singer that I fell in love with because of his voice, and he was able to grab a spot as a finalist in season one. 金志文 Jin Zhi Wen has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. He and 胡彦斌 Anson Hu are my two favorite Chinese singers, because their voices always melt my heart into a little puddle of goo every time I hear them sing.

Anyway, I heard this song on my sister’s CD while I was driving, and the few lyrics that caught my attention nearly made me cry. So I tried to look it up online but to no avail. So I just wrote the Chinese lyrics down directly from the MV, and then translated them for anyone who may be interested. Unfortunately this man with a heavenly voice isn’t all that popular, seeing as some of his songs are ridiculously hard to find. Anyway, as I’ve had little to no motivation to translate novels, this was definitely a breath of fresh air!

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Dragon Flies Phoenix Dances (龙飞凤舞) – Chapter 16

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The Mrs. Long San Who Causes Others to Worry

This question didn’t bother Long San for very long, as he was unable to figure it out, naturally he was temporarily not impatient. He could always accommodate matters, thus he fell asleep. His hand was still being held by Feng Ning, just under the blanket, one big one small, two hands holding each other in one place. He ignored this, and quickly fell into the land of dreams.

This night, he was awaken from sleep twice by Feng Ning’s nightmares, however, when he woke up early the next morning, he still felt like he slept very well. Feng Ning was in even greater spirits, laughing very cheerfully. But she was about to leave with Yu Mama to the spiritual temple at the outskirts of the city, to let an elder monk perform exorcism. As this was arranged by Yu Mama, she…

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Dragon Flies Phoenix Dances (龙飞凤舞) – Chapter 15

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Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of DFPD update last week! I had to go take a break to study for finals, but I’m planning on getting as many DFPD and Eastern Palace chapters out as I can before school starts.

This chapter is shorter than the rest, but it’s still adorable because of Long San and Feng Ning (who already seem like a couple if you ask me), and also takes another step to solving the mystery.

Enjoy!

The Mrs. Long San who wins an inch and wants a mile

Long San’s heart stopped a beat from hearing her soft words, but quickly fixed his expression, and very fiercely said: “You are this annoying, if you’re not thrown, what use are you if you’re kept?”

Feng Ning sitting on the ground, turned her head and longingly glanced inside the room, she said: “I know martial arts, I can be…

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Dragon Flies Phoenix Dances (龙飞凤舞) – Chapter 14

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The Hopelessly Muddled Mrs. Long San

Long San didn’t say anything for a long time, he looked over the room, then called Xiao Qing over: “Who has come to Furen’s place in the last few days?”

Seeing Long San’s expression, Xiao Qing was somewhat nervous: “There wasn’t really anyone, only Yu Mama comes over from time to time, Doctor Chen came to check her illness, there’s also the servant who brings the meals, otherwise, it would be two days ago Xia Er came over to deliver a new handkerchief.” Xiao Qing paused, and then added: “It was a new handkerchief from each courtyard.”

When Xia Er’s name came up, Feng Ning‘s heart stirred, could it be that the one who took the silk rope was also her? Long San’s countenance was normal, but he told Xiao Qing to tell the servants to prepare hot water, explaining that Feng Ning had…

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Dragon Flies Phoenix Dances (龙飞凤舞) – Chapter 13

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Hi everyone, here’s a new chapter of Dragon Flies Phoenix Dances (龙飞凤舞)! I realize everyone is very intrigued with the mystery, and I thought I might give a clue that the title of the book is a big hint in of itself, and if you figure it out, kudos to you! I won’t go any deeper as it would ruin the mystery for everyone, and I’m sure no one wants that. I do have to mention that I haven’t actually finished the novel yet, so I don’t know the details of the unraveled mystery, but I read far enough to figure out the general scheme.

Anyway, I would love to still send my translations out by Saturday, but as Ramadan has started, it’s been tough to juggle fasting, working, and school work, on top of translating; and working on an empty stomach and dry throat is not exactly pleasant. So…

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Dragon Flies Phoenix Dances (龙飞凤舞) – Chapter 12

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Hi everyone, I’m sorry for the late releases, I’m sure Evida’s pulling her hair out trying to keep up with the schedule as I turn in late translations. I’ll try to figure something out, but for now, please be patient!

I also have to apologize about a mistake I did in translation in the last chapter when Feng Ning insults Long San. It’s actually a phrase in Chinese that I did not recognize, so I wrote it more literally, but it actually goes more along the lines of a ‘wasteful squanderer’. Basically someone who doesn’t bother with house affairs and likes to extravagantly waste money. (The line I’m talking about is when she insults him and then kicks him.)

This chapter reminded me of why I was so frustrated with Long San at the start, though he’s not even half as bad as Long Er in Three Marriages, but I…

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