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Six Dreams

 

1. In Romanised Teochew (without Tone Indicators)

Za me  ua  u  zeg  man.

Man ki` g`iao bo  tui  g`iao kan.

A hia`  me  me  khi  lai  thoi`.

Thoi` ki` chu   ten  phua   zeg   khan.

Thoi` ki` chu   ten  phua   zeg   khan  an.

 

Za me  ua  toi ji  man.

Man ki` lao  kao  pe  chiu zan.

Lao  kao  kha chng  ne  an  an.

Zeg   zan  thiao  liao  kue  zeg  zan.

Zeg   zan  thiao  liao  kue  zeg  zan  an.

 

Za me  ua  toi sa`  man.

Man ki`  thou  kia`  zo  sin nng.

G`iao  cher  zng  g`ia  to pan  tan.

Thou  kia`  thiao  jib  g`iao  cher  khan.

Thou  kia`  thiao  jib  g`iao  cher  khan  an.

 

Za me  ua  toi si  man.

Man ki`  tua pui jib  che so.

San  pou  me  me  zao   lai   thoi`.

Thoi`  ki`  khou   toi`  phua  zeg  khan.

Thoi`  ki`  khou   toi`  phua  zeg  khan  an.

 

Za me  ua  toi g`ou  man.

Man ki` kao  un  pian  bun than.

Man  kia` pue  kher  chai` hue  phan.

Zi` len  si  chu  luan  ka  nan.

Zi` len  si  chu  luan  ka  nan  an.

 

Za me  ua  luan  luan   man.

Man ki`  sim ai`  i  zeg  nan.

San nan  khan  chiu  ai` jib  pan.

Na  zai  che` lai  man  sen  khan.

Na  zai  che` lai  man  sen  khan  an.

 

2. In Romanised Teochew

Za3me1 ua4 u20 zeg10 man0 .

Man0ki`54 g`iao3bo4 tui3 g`iao3kan3 .

A3hia3 me42me4 khi42lai0 thoi`4 .

Thoi`42 ki`54 chu54 ten4 phua54 zeg10 khan3 .

Thoi`42 ki`54 chu54 ten4 phua54 zeg10 khan3 an0 .

 

Za3me1 ua4 toi20ji20 man0 .

Man0ki`54 lao20kao1 peg0 chiu0zan1 .

Lao20kao1 kha3chng3 ne42 an10an1 .

Zeg10 zan1 thiao54 liao4 kue54 zeg10 zan1 .

Zeg10 zan1 thiao54 liao4 kue54 zeg10 zan1 an0 .

 

Za3me1 ua4 toi20sa`3 man0 .

Man0ki`54 thou54kia`4 zo54 sin3nng1 .

G`iao42cher4 zng3g`ia4 to20 pan1 tan3 .

Thou54kia`4 thiao54 jib10 g`iao42cher42 khan3 .

Thou54kia`4 thiao54 jib10 g`iao42cher42 khan3 an0 .

 

Za3me1 ua4 toi20si54 man0 .

Man0ki`54 tua0pui1 jib10 che54so4 .

San42pou4 me42me4 zao42 lai10 thoi`4 .

Thoi`42 ki`54 khou54 toi`4 phua54 zeg10 khan3 .

Thoi`42 ki`54 khou54 toi`4 phua54 zeg10 khan3 an0 .

 

Za3me1 ua4 toi20g`ou20 man0 .

Man0ki`54 kao54un4 pian54 bun3than1 .

Man42kia`4 pue3 kher54 chai`42 hue3 phan3 .

Zi`10len1 si54chu5 luan20 ka20 nan1 .

Zi`10len1 si54chu5 luan20 ka20 nan1 an0 .

 

Za3me1 ua4 luan20luan20 man0 .

Man0ki`54 sim3ai`5 i3 zeg10 nan1 .

San3nan1 khan3 chiu4 ai`54 jib10 pan1 .

Na42 zai3 che`4 lai10 man0 sen10 khan1 .

Na42 zai3 che`4 lai10 man0 sen10 khan1 an0 .

 

3. Direct Translation

Last night I had a dream.

Dreamt cat mother chased after cat male.

Elder brother quick quick got up see.

Saw roof broke one hole.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

Last night I number two dream.

Dreamt monkey climbed tree.

Monkey buttocks (emphasis) red red.

One tree jumped finished go across one tree.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

Last night I number three dream.

Dreamt rabbit child became bridegroom.

Mouse made up pretty at room middle.

Rabbit child jumped/hopped into mouse hole.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

Last night I number four dream.

Dreamt fatty went in toilet.

Skinny quickly ran to come see.

Saw trousers inside broke one hole.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

Last night I number five dream.

Dreamt earthworms changed into insects.

Mosquitoes child flew to go gather flower flagrance.

Lizards everywhere disorder/confusion bit people.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

Last night I disorder disorder dreamt.

Dreamt heart love he/she one person.

Both persons held hands wanted enter room.

How knew woke up dream became empty.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

4. Proper Translation

Last night I had a dream.

Dreamt that tabby cat chased after tom cat.

Elder brother quickly got up to see.

Saw the roof had a hole.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

Last night I had a second dream.

Dreamt that a monkey climbed up a tree.

The monkey’s buttocks were very red.

It jumped from tree to tree.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

Last night I had a third dream.

Dreamt that a little rabbit became a bridegroom.

A mouse, prettily made up, was in the room.

The little rabbit hopped into the mouse hole.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

Last night I had a fourth dream.

Dreamt that fatty went to the toilet.

Skinny quickly ran to see.

(He) saw the trousers had a hole.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

Last night I had a fifth dream.

Dreamt that earthworms changed into insects.

Little mosquitoes flew to gather flower nectar.

Lizards were everywhere in confusion biting people.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

Last night I had a disorderly dream.

Dreamt about my sweetheart.

Both of us held hands and were entering a room.

Woke up unexpectedly and the dream became nothing.

(Repeat last line with emphasis.)

 

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