明志

八月十五,陸載孤賞嬋娟于他鄉。月既不解飲,雲亦無亂舞。前途未卜,惜塵埃如仲秋狂風,斯有感而賦詩一首,以明吾志

一 朝 共 賞 仲 秋 月

兩 夕 齊 演 野 馬 風

今 時 孰 同 我 往 日

終 夜 煢 煢 雲 湧 松

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7 comments

    1. yea, I am writing in Classic Chinese. Google translator can’t do that. Nice to see your interest in Chinese. Chinese has a great history as a language, see my article about the story of Chinese language. Would love to help if you need some advice 🙂

      It was mid autumn festival in Chinese tradition. a festival for family reunion when the full moon emerges. People like me always feel a bit lonely in such festivals being alone in a foreign country. so there it goes

  1. @the slitty eye – “It was mid autumn festival in Chinese tradition. a festival for family reunion when the full moon emerges. People like me always feel a bit lonely in such festivals being alone in a foreign country.”

    ah ha! i wasn’t aware of the festival. yes, it can be hard to live abroad from one’s natal country. i’ve lived abroad and … well, as you know, it has it’s good points and it’s bad.

    @the slitty eye – “Nice to see your interest in Chinese.”

    you know, i’ve had this vague plan — for about the last two years or so — to learn chinese. i don’t ever expect to be able to speak it at all — i’m self-aware enough to know that i am terrible at learning to speak languages — but i’d like to be able to read chinese, at least.

    1. “it can be hard to live abroad from one’s natal country”

      Actually I only miss the food. I am not a big fan of contemporary Chinese society. I am all for Chinese classicism and all those high culture that was long gone even before i was born. Only the high food culture stays alive.

      “i don’t ever expect to be able to speak it at all — i’m self-aware enough to know that i am terrible at learning to speak languages — but i’d like to be able to read chinese, at least.”

      I’d 100% support you on that one. It’s actually more difficult to read and write Chinese than speaking Mandarin actually, but it’s much more worthy I’d say. Good luck with your language plan.

      “i am terrible at learning to speak languages”

      I am learning German at the moment (sort of), my pronunciation is a total disaster, though I still hope somehow I could magically manage the language in a short time…I’ve always claimed I speak 4 languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Xiang, English), and but most wouldn’t even know what the first three types mean anyway.

      Just out of curiosity, which countries have you lived before hbd chick?

      1. @the slitty eye – “Actually I only miss the food.”

        well, that’s not so bad. although, it’s pretty hard to miss a time period when you know you can never get there. (;_;) (unless einstein was wrong and time travel is possible! (^_^) ) i know that i “miss” the victorian era in the western world. *sigh*

        @the slitty eye – “I’ve always claimed I speak 4 languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Xiang, English), and but most wouldn’t even know what the first three types mean anyway.”

        i knew of the first two there, but i had to look up xiang. interesting! didn’t know.

        @the slitty eye – “Just out of curiosity, which countries have you lived before hbd chick?”

        well, i spent many years goofing around in several northern european countries and greece, too. never made it to germany, oddly! i also spent many years goofing around in south-east asia — again, never made it to china, much to my regret now.

    1. Keep it up buddy, 加油!It’s a long process to digest Classic Chinese, I’d say most of Chinese in China wouldn’t even understand it, not even mentioning the ability to write in such format. But if you are curious and interested enough, there’s always a way. I’d advise you to start by reading some beginning Classic Chinese literature like 唐詩宋詞三百首 with vernacular Chinese translation.

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