Saturday, 21 March 2009
yi wang er san li,
yan cun si wu jia,
man qian liu qi shu,
ba jiu shi zhi hua.
A Chinese classical poem by an anonymus person. Chinese children learn to sing this poem at school. I had also to learn it by heart and to recite it in my uni-class ;) I also found a nice recorded version.
一望 yi1 wang4 - give a look
里 li3 - a Chinese unit of length
烟 yan1 - smoke from kitchen chimneys
村 cun1 - village
家 jia1 - household
亭台 ting2tai2 - pavilion
座 zuo4 - a Chinese measure word
枝 zhi1 - a Chinese measure word (for flowers)
花 hua1 - flowers