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'杜甫 聞官軍收河南河北 translation: Hearing the Military Has Taken Henan and Hebei, by Du Fu'

This is a very rough annotation / translation of the poem 聞官軍收河南河北 (Wén Guānjūn Shōu Hénán Héběi), ‘Hearing the Military Has Taken Henan and Hebei’, by the Tang Dynasty Chinese poet 杜甫 (Dù Fǔ).

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聞官軍收河南河北 Wén Guānjūn Shōu Hénán Héběi [hear] [official] [army] [take] [He] [Nan] [He] [Bei] Hearing the Military Has Taken Henan and Hebei

劍外忽傳收薊北, Jiàn wài hū chuán shōu jì běi, [sword] [outside] [suddenly] [circulate] [take] [Ji] [Bei] Outside the Sword Gate, one suddenly hears of the taking of Jibei;

初聞涕淚滿衣裳。 chū wén tìlèi mǎn yīshang. [first] [hear] [tears] [tears] [fill] [clothes][] when one first hears it, tears cover one's clothes.

卻看妻子愁何在? Què kàn qī zǐ chóu hézài? [but] [look] [wife] [child] [worry] [what] [at] I look for my wife and children, worrying where they are;

漫卷詩書喜欲狂。 Màn juǎn shī shū xǐ yù kuáng. [careless] [roll up] [poetry] [book] [joy] [want] [mad] one carelessly rolls up one's poetry, joyous as if going mad.

白日放歌須縱酒, Bái rì fànggē xū zòngjiǔ, [white] [sun] [let out] [song] [must] [indulge] [wine] A bright day calls for song, one must indulge in wine;

青春作伴好還鄉。 qīngchūn zuò bàn hǎo huánxiāng. [green] [spring] [be] [companion] [good] [return] [countryside] in early spring with my companion, returning to the countryside.

即從巴峽穿巫峽, Jí cóng Bāxiá chuān Wūxiá, [at once] [from] [Ba] [gorge] [go through] [Wu] [gorge] At once we go from Ba Gorge, passing through Wu Gorge,

便下襄陽向洛陽。 biàn xià Xiāngyáng xiàng Luòyáng. [then] [down] [Xiang] [Yang] [to] [Luo] [Yang] then descending to Xiangyang, and on to Luoyang.

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