时光老人和流浪汉 Father Time and the homeless man

shí guāng lǎo rén hé liú làng hàn  时光老人和流浪汉


yí gè liú làng hàn shāng xīn de kū zhe.

一个流浪汉伤心地哭着。

shí guāng lǎo rén wèn tā: “nǐ shì shuí? wèi shén me kū? ” liú làng hàn shuō: “wǒ shào nián shí dài wán bō li qiú, qīng nián shí dài wán zhǐ pái, zhōng nián shí dài dǎ má jiàng, xiàn zài wǒ shén me dōu méi yǒu. wǒ zhēn hòu huǐ !”

时光老人问他:”你是谁?为什么哭?” 流浪汉说:“我少年时代玻璃球青年时代纸牌中年时代打麻将,现在我什么都没有。我真后悔!”

shí guāng lǎo rén kàn tā hěn kě lián, shì tàn de wèn: “jiǎ rú nǐ néng fǎn lǎo hái tóng ……”

时光老人看他很可怜试探地问:”假如你能返老还童……”

“fǎn lǎo hái tóng?” liú làng hàn kàn zhe lǎo rén shuō: ” jiǎ rú zài gěi wǒ yí gè qīng chūn, wǒ yí dìng zuò yí gè qín fèn hào xué de rén! ”

“返老还童? ” 流浪汉看着老人说:”假如再给我一个青春,我一定做一个勤奋好学的人!”

“hǎo ba!” shí guāng lǎo rén shuō wán jiù xiāo shī le.

好吧!” 时光老人说完就消失了。

chī jīng de liú làng hàn dī tóu yí kàn, zì jǐ yǐ jīng biàn chéng yí gè shí suì de shào nián, jiān shàng hái bēi zhe shū bāo.

吃惊的流浪汉低头一看,自己已经变成一个十岁的少年,上还背着书包。

tā xiǎng qǐ zì jǐ gāng cái shuō de huà, yú shì wǎng xué xiào de fāng xiàng zǒu qù. lù shang, tā kàn dào jǐ gè hái zi zhèng zài wán bō li qiú, tā yě jǐ jìn qù wán le qǐ lái. tā réng rán àn zhào yǐ qián de yàng zi shēng huó: wán zhǐ pái, dǎ má jiàng ……

他想起自己刚才说的话,于是往学校的方向走去。路上,他看到几个孩子正在玩玻璃球,他也挤进去玩了起来。他仍然按照以前的样子生活: 玩纸牌,打麻将……

dào le lǎo nián, tā yòu hòu huǐ de kū le qǐ lái. shí guāng lǎo rén yòu chū xiàn le. liú làng hàn qǐng qiú shí guāng lǎo rén zài gěi tā yí cì qīng chūn. tā shuō: “wǒ zuò le yí jiàn chǔn shì!”

到了老年,他又后悔地哭了起来。时光老人又出现了。流浪汉请求时光老人再给他一次青春。他说: “我做了一件蠢事!”

shí guāng lǎo rén lěng lěng de shuō: ” gěi nǐ zài duō de qīng chūn, nǐ yě bú huì dé dào zhēn zhèng de shēng mìng.”

时光老人冷冷地说:”给你再多的青春,你也不会得到真正生命.”

play glass marble children playing glass marbles

play cards playing cards
play mahjong playing mahjong

Vocabs:

liú làng hàn 流浪汉: homeless man

shāng xīn 伤心: sad

shí guāng lǎo rén 时光老人: Father Time (figuratively)

shào nián 少年: teen, young age (normally between 10-20 years old)

shí dài  时代: time, period, era

bō lí qiú 玻璃球: glass marble (玩玻璃球 is a popular game among children)

qīng nián 青年: youth, young age (normally between 20-35 years old)

zhǐ pái 纸牌: card (games)

zhōng nián 中年: mid-age

dǎ má jiàng 打麻将: to play Mahjong (a popular game among adults)

hòu huǐ 后悔: to regret

kě lián 可怜: pitiful

shì tàn 试探: tentatively (adv), to test (v.)

jiǎ rú 假如: if…

fǎn lǎo hái tóng 返老还童: to rejuvenate, be young again (literal: go back from old to young)

qīng chūn 青春: youth, young age

qín fèn hǎo xué  勤奋好学: hardworking

xiāo shī 消失: to disappear

chī jīng 吃惊: to be surprised

biàn chéng 变成: to turn into, to become

jiān 肩: shoulder

jǐ jìn qù 挤进去: to squeeze in

réng rán 仍然: still, the same

àn zhào 按照: according to, following

yàng zi 样子: style, manner

chū xiàn 出现: to appear

qǐng qiú 请求: to request, to ask for

chǔn shì  蠢事: silly thing

zhēn zhèng 真正: real, true

shēng mìng 生命: life

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Homework:
1. 这个流浪汉为什么后悔地哭着?
2. 时光老人为什么说 “你不会得到真正的生命”?

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