Chinese story-Hang the beam and prick the stock-xuan liang ci gu-悬梁刺股

Friday, March 17, 2023

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In the Eastern Han Dynasty, there was a famous statesman named Sun Jing.
东汉时候,有个人名叫孙敬,是著名的政治家。
dōng  hàn  shí  hou  ,  yǒu  gè  rén  míng  jiào  sūn  jìng  ,  shì  zhù  míng  de  zhèng  zhì  jiā  。 

When he was young, he was diligent and studious. He often closed the door and kept reading alone.
他年轻时勤奋好学,经常关起门,独自一人不停地读书。
tā  nián  qīng  shí  qín  fèn  hǎo  xué  ,  jīng  cháng  guān  qǐ  mén  ,  dú  zì  yī  rén  bù  tíng  de  dú  shū  。  

He read from morning till night every day, often forgetting to eat or sleep.
每天从早到晚读书,常常是废寝忘食。
měi  tiān  cóng  zǎo  dào  wǎn  dú  shū  ,  cháng  cháng  shì  fèi  qǐn  wàng  shí  。

Reading for a long time, tired, but also do not rest.
读书时间长,劳累了,还不休息。
dú  shū  shí  jiān  zhǎng  ,  láo  lèi  le  ,  hái  bù  xiū  xi  。

For a long time, tired straight doze.
时间久了,疲倦得直打瞌睡。 
shí  jiān  jiǔ  le  ,  pí  juàn  de  zhí  dǎ  kē  shuì  。

He was afraid of affecting his study, so he came up with a special method.
他怕影响自己的读书学习,就想出了一个特别的办法。
tā  pà  yǐng  xiǎng  zì  jǐ  de  dú  shū  xué  xí  ,  jiù  xiǎng  chū  le  yī  gè  tè  bié  de  bàn  fǎ  。  

He took a rope and tied it to the rafters and tied it to his hair.
他就找一根绳子,一头牢牢的绑在房梁上另一头系在头发上。
tā  jiù  zhǎo  yī  gēn  shéng  zi  ,  yī  tóu  láo  láo  de  bǎng  zài  fáng  liáng  shàng  lìng  yī  tóu  xì  zài  tóu  fa shàng。

When he dozed, tired of reading, and bent his head, the rope would catch his hair,
当他读书疲劳时打盹了,头一低,绳子就会牵住头发,
dàng  tā  dú  shū  pí  láo  shí  dǎ  dǔn  le  ,  tou  yī  dī  ,  shéng  zi  jiù  huì  qiān  zhù  tóu  fa  ,  

This will pull the scalp pain, immediately sober, and continue to study.
这样会把头皮扯痛了, 马上就清醒了,再继续读书学习。
zhè  yàng  huì  bǎ  tóu  pí  chě  tòng  le  ,  mǎ  shàng  jiù  qīng  xǐng  le  ,  zài  jì  xù  dú  shū  xué  xí  。 

This is the story of Sun Jing Hanging Liang.
这就时孙敬悬梁的故事。
zhè  jiù  shí  sūn  jìng  xuán  liáng  de  gù  shi  。

During the Warring States Period, there was a famous statesman named Su Qin.
战国时期,有一个人名叫苏秦,也是出名的政治家。
Zhàn  guó  shí  qī  ,  yǒu  yī  gè  rén  míng  jiào  sū  qín  ,  yě  shì  chū  míng  de  zhèng  zhì  jiā  。  

He often read late into the night, was very tired, often dozed, and wanted to sleep,
他常常读书到深夜,很疲倦,常打盹,直想睡觉,
tā  cháng  cháng  dú  shū  dào  shēn  yè  ,  hěn  pí  juàn  ,  cháng  dǎ  dǔn  ,  zhí  xiǎng  shuì  jiào  ,  

He also figured out a way to get a handful of awls,
他也想出了一个方法,准备一把锥子,
tā  yě  xiǎng  chū  le  yī  gè  fāng  fǎ  ,  zhǔn  bèi  yī  bǎ  zhuī  zi  ,

When you doze off, you stab yourself in the thigh with an awl.
一打瞌睡,就用锥子往自己的大腿上刺一下。
yī  dǎ  kē  shuì  ,  jiù  yòng  zhuī  zi  wǎng  zì  jǐ  de  dà  tuǐ  shàng  cì  yī  xià  。

In this way, suddenly feel the pain, so that they wake up, and then keep reading.
这样,猛然间感到疼痛,使自己清醒起来,再坚持读书。
zhè  yàng  ,  měng  rán  jiān  gǎn  dào  téng  tòng  ,  shǐ  zì  jǐ  qīng  xǐng  qǐ  lái  ,  zài  jiān  chí  dú  shū  。

This leads to the story of Su Qin's stabbing.
 这就使苏秦"刺股"的故事。
 zhè  jiù  shǐ  sū  qín  "  cì  gǔ  "  de  gù  shi  。  

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