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Nineteen Old Poems translations (古詩十九首)

A complete set of translations of the Han dynasty collection 古詩十九首 (Gǔshī shí jiǔ shǒu - ‘Nineteen Old Poems’). The translations aim to be literal rather than idiomatic, and preserve the word order of the originals where possible. This does result in some awkward English, but should be more useful for students.

Anki deck

You can download a ready-made Anki flashcard deck of 古詩十九首, with pinyin, annotations and translations.

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