诗句中英翻译求助 (picture) : Chinese to english
Thread poster: Larry Lindon

Larry Lindon
United Kingdom
Aug 14, 2013

Hi everyone,

Could you please help me translate the following chinese sentence (click on the thumbnail for the full image) into english? i'd do it myself with google, but unfortunately I only have it as a picture

Many thanks




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Marvin Sun  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 15:33
English to Chinese
Simplified Chinese as below Aug 15, 2013

两情若是久长时,又岂在朝朝暮暮

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Phil Hand  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 15:33
Chinese to English
And here are three alternative translations: Aug 15, 2013

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/qin-guan-que-qiao-xian-fairy-on-the-magpie-bridge/
If the love of two forever lasts,
Then does it matter
that we can't abide days and nights?

http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/khsu2/poetry3.html
Eternal love between us two,
Shall withstand the time apart.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_Guan
If love between both sides can last for age,why need they stay together night and day?

This guy explains the poem:
http://www.shicimingju.com/793.html
It uses the legend of the cowherd and the weaver girl (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weaver_Girl_and_the_Cowherd) to talk about the nature of true love, and the last two lines say that true love is a love which can withstand long separation, and is better than the vulgar hedonism of being together all the time.

Sounds like some nasty puritanical rubbish to me, but there's a lot of that kind of thing floating around in poetry.


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Danny Wu  Identity Verified
China
Local time: 15:33
Chinese to English
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My personal version Sep 7, 2013

If true love is held
at the deepest part of our hearts,
even days and nights apart,
we are as if next to each other in heart.


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