Chinese story-High mountains and flowing water-gao shan liu shui-高山流水

Monday, April 10, 2023

Do you want to learn Chinese through stories? Here is a story named-Hang the beam and prick the stock. Have you ever heard it before? Let's take a look.

When boya plays the piano, the clock is listening.
伯牙弹琴,钟子期聆听。
bó  yá  tán  qín  ,  zhōng  zǐ  qī  líng  tīng  。 

At first, the music seemed to praise the lofty mountains.
刚开始,琴声似在赞美着巍巍的高山。
gāng  kāi  shǐ  ,  qín  shēng  sì  zài  zàn  měi  zhe  wēi  wēi  de  gāo  shān  。 

Zhong Ziqi said, "How good you are! It was like seeing Mount Tai soaring into the sky."
钟子期说:“弹得真好啊!仿佛见到了高耸入云的泰山。”
zhōng  zǐ  qī  shuō  :  “  tán  de  zhēn  hǎo  a  !  fǎng  fú  jiàn  dào  le  gāo  sǒng  rù  yún  de  tài  shān  。  ” 

After a while, the music seemed to show the surging waves,
过了一会儿,琴声又似表现出奔腾澎湃的波涛,
guò  le  yī  huì  er  ,  qín  shēng  yòu  sì  biǎo  xiàn  chū  bēn  téng  péng  pài  de  bō  tāo  ,  

Zhong Ziqi said again, "How good you are! Wide and vast, the waves rolling like rivers."
钟子期又说:“弹得真好啊!宽广浩荡,波涛滚滚如江河。”
zhōng  zǐ  qī  yòu  shuō  :  “  tán  de  zhēn  hǎo  a  !  kuān  guǎng  hào  dàng  ,  bō  tāo  gǔn  gǔn  rú  jiāng  hé  。  ”

After Zhong Ziqi's death, Boya broke the piano and stopped playing for the rest of his life.
钟子期死后,伯牙摔琴,断弦,一辈子不再弹琴了,
zhōng  zǐ  qī  sǐ  hòu  ,  bó  yá  shuāi  qín  ,  duàn  xián  ,  yī  bèi  zi  bù  zài  tán  qín  le  , 

He felt that there was no bosom friend worth playing for him like Zhong Ziqi.
他觉得世上再也没有像钟子期那样的知音值得自己为他弹奏了.
 tā  jué  de  shì  shàng  zài  yě  méi  yǒu  xiàng  zhōng  zǐ  qī  nà  yàng  de  zhī  yīn  zhí  de  zì  jǐ  wèi  tā  tán  zòu  le  。  

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