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Random Lines on Home-Coming

Random Lines on Home-Coming


By He Zhizhang (659 - 744 CE)


贺知章(659-744)


Traditional




老大

鄉音鬢毛

兒童相見相識

何處


Simplified




家老

乡音鬢毛

儿童相见

何处


Vocabulary and Notes



Line 1: a youth, parting from home

Line 2: 乡音 local accent, unchanged, 鬢毛 hair locks grizzled

Line 3: 儿童 boys, 相见 not knowing me on sight

Line 4: laughing, stranger



Source: Complete Tang Poems, Scroll 112, 全唐詩 一百一十二 .
Translation by Sun Dayu, 1981.


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