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足矣 means (lucky) enough. So the whole sentence means: knowing a person who understand you (soul mate? I think) in one's life is enough. Implicit meaning: many people won't have even one soul mate all his/her life. When you have one, you are lucky enough. So please appreciate it and don't ask for more.


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I think 無情 is not "unconcerned", especially with the 總 there; more like "as if there had never been anything between us" (好像我們彼此從來沒有過半分戀情) 惟覺 = 只覺,但覺 etc. It's a little bit like German doch, indicates an attitude, very hard to express in English. a little bit 無奈, perhaps? resigned sorrow; but put that in a translation and its spoiled. "Now that we're ...


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Seems to be 清浊音, with ◒、◓ representing 次清、次浊. There are no tones in old Chinese, so it can't be 平/仄, but the way the tones emerged can well be heavily related to the voice of the consonant.


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How about '在世界上有一个好朋友够了‘? Although it seems 知己 does not exactly match 好朋友 The sentence is actually 人生得一知己足矣,斯世,当同怀视之 Got this from 百度: The phrase was written by 鲁迅 for 瞿秋白。Its meaning is: 只要有一个充分理解自己的真朋友就可以了。 So 知己 = 一个充分理解自己的真朋友


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穷 shouldn't be taken literally as poverty, instead, it is figurative exhaustion of one's talent; reaching the limit of one's capability. Also I am not sure 振 necessarily means becoming well-known, it could be simply hanging on steadily. Without further context I would interpret the sentence as The poetry he wrote showed no sign of exhaustion, why didn't ...


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夜上受降城闻笛 Hearing the Flute at Night on Shouxiang Walls 朝代:唐代 748-827 AD, Tang Dynasty 作者:李益 Li Yi, China Translator: Ying Sun © 2008 原文: 回乐峰前沙似雪,The sand below Huile Peak is as white as snow. 受降城外月如霜。Outside Shouxiang Walls frost-like moonbeams ...


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Traditional Chinese poems involve some complicated concepts, which can be written for a big book. In general, both sound of syllables and tones concern. But it could be very different from modern Mandarin, depending on the characters. In addition, both sound and tones could be different. Now here's the short (but far away from complete) story: ...


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http://www.3kid.net/ertong/tangshi-sanbaishou.htm has many for you to choose from; here are some examples: 咏鹅 -骆宾王 鹅,鹅,鹅, 曲项向天歌。 白毛浮绿水, 红掌拨清波。 春晓 -孟浩然 春眠不觉晓, 处处闻啼鸟。 夜来风雨声, 花落知多少。 登鹳雀楼 -王之涣 白日依山尽, 黄河入海流。 欲穷千里目, 更上一层楼。


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惟覺 are two words 惟 is short for 惟有 - only 覺 is short for 感觉 - a feeling 《赠别》- 杜牧 多情却似总无情,唯觉樽前笑不成。 蜡烛有心还惜别,替人垂泪到天明。 My attempt to translate the poem: Passionate but seems always emotionless. Even with a goblet in front would not help bring any laughter. Candle has heart, reluctant to part. Weeping till dawn - for the separated.


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You can try this one 《悯农》 唐.李绅 锄禾日当午, chú hé rì dāng wǔ, 汗滴禾下土。 hàn dī hé xià tǔ. 谁知盘中餐, sheí zhī pán zhōng cān, 粒粒皆辛苦。 lì lì jiē xīn kǔ.


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夜宿山寺 李白 危楼高百尺, 手可摘星辰。 不敢高声语, 恐惊天上人。 静夜思 李白 床前明月光, 疑是地上霜。 举头望明月, 低头思故乡。


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惟 is auxiliary word, used at start of sentence, to make it read better, especially in a poem or idiom. My own understanding is that it emphasises the sentence a bit as well, since it normally means "only". 覺 means "feel" First two sentences mean: Feelings are too strong to express out and it appears there are no feelings One feels that one can't even ...


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it means 只覺得- "I just feel unable to be happy even when presented with a drinking glass."



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