Chinese story-Visit the cottage three times-san gu mao lu-三顾茅庐

Monday, June 19, 2023

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In the late Han Dynasty, Zhuge Liang was very knowledgeable and talented.
汉末,诸葛亮很有学识,又有才能,
hàn  mò  ,  zhū  gě  liàng  hěn  yǒu  xué  shí  ,  yòu  yǒu  cái  néng  ,  

Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei brought gifts and asked Zhuge Liang to help him.
刘备就和关羽、张飞带着礼物去请诸葛亮出山辅佐他。
liú  bèi  jiù  hé  guān  yǔ  、  zhāng  fēi  dài  zhe  lǐ  wù  qù  qǐng  zhū  gě  liàng  chū  shān  fǔ  zuó  tā  。 

It happened that Zhuge Liang went out that day, so Liu Bei had to go back disappointedly.
恰巧诸葛亮这天出去了,刘备只得失望地回去。 
qià  qiǎo  zhū  gě  liàng  zhè  tiān  chū  qù  le  ,  liú  bèi  zhǐ  dé  shī  wàng  de  huí  qù  。
  
Not long after, Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei braved the blizzard to invite him for a second time.
不久,刘备又和关羽、张飞冒着大风雪第二次去请。
bù  jiǔ  ,  liú  bèi  yòu  hé  guān  yǔ  、  zhāng  fēi  mào  zhe  dà  fēng  xuě  dì  èr  cì  qù  qǐng  。

Unexpectedly Zhuge Liang went out again.
不料诸葛亮又出外闲游去了。
bù  liào  zhū  gě  liàng  yòu  chū  wài  xián  yóu  qù  le  。  

Liu Bei had no choice but to leave a letter expressing his admiration for Zhuge Liang and asking him to help him save the dangerous situation of the country.
刘备只好留下一封信,表达自己对诸葛亮的敬佩和请他出来帮助自己挽救国家危险局面的意思。
liú  bèi  zhǐ  hǎo  liú  xià  yī  fēng  xìn  ,  biǎo  dá  zì  jǐ  duì  zhū  gě  liàng  de  jìng  pèi  hé  qǐng  tā  chū  lái  bāng  zhù  zì  jǐ  wǎn  jiù  guó  jiā  wēi  xiǎn  jú  miàn  de  yì  si  。 

After some time, Liu Bei was ready to invite Zhuge Liang again after eating vegetables for three days.
过了一段时间,刘备吃了三天素之后,准备再去请诸葛亮。
guò  le  yī  duàn  shí  jiān  ,  liú  bèi  chī  le  sān  tiān  sù  zhī  hòu  ,  zhǔn  bèi  zài  qù  qǐng  zhū  gě  liàng  。  

When they arrived at Zhuge Liang's house, it was already noon, and Zhuge Liang was sleeping.
当他们到诸葛亮家前,已经是中午,诸葛亮正在睡觉。
dàng  tā  men  dào  zhū  gě  liàng  jiā  qián  ,  yǐ  jīng  shì  zhōng  wǔ  ,  zhū  gě  liàng  zhèng  zài  shuì  jiào  。

Not daring to disturb him, Liu Bei stood there until Zhuge Liang woke up. Then they sat down and talked with each other.
刘备不敢惊动他,一直站到诸葛亮醒来,才彼此坐下谈话。
liú  bèi  bù  gǎn  jīng  dòng  tā  ,  yī  zhí  zhàn  dào  zhū  gě  liàng  xǐng  lái  ,  cái  bǐ  cǐ  zuò  xià  tán  huà  。  

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