（采用汾阳话拼音1.01版）sueq dao zai hui zy sy gu ni shi deq ga~ ga lo, ngi zi jia seng huo dao si meq la zsy ha,
When it comes to talking about embarrassing things happened during this Chinese New Year at home, I did not meet any on my own,
keq si ngeng jia gu ni zou qing qieq shi, iou ieq hui i si nao deq iou xier beq dw zsy kuai,
but when my families visit other relatives, as everyone in China do around new year, there was once that we met something no-so-happy,
neng sueq si iou ker ga~ ga. ngi zou jia~ ji jia~ si sueq suer ba.
it can be seen as a "embarrassing thing ". So let me just talk about this one here.
ngeng da xiw shi si cung lei deq, ta neq xio deq qing qieq, zw zer da bu feng ha~ dou zei cung lei lieq,
My father grew in village when he was young, most of his relatives are still living there,
su zsi mei ni gu ni dou iw geng huo hui deq mao qing qieq. iou ia ngi hou dw biaq biaq de qing qieq, si ngeng da deq sueq biaq guo guo,
so every year I will go with my father back to that village to visit them. One of them I call him "dw biaq biaq", is my father’s uncle's old son,
sui zsa~ beq si qing dii sy, keq si xiw shi nia lia sua deq beq lai,
although he and my father are not brothers, but they played together well at young ages,
hou lei geq zi ceng lou jia i cuo lei zou, cung lei ngeng da zi mei meng de si lieq, ngi zai dw biaq biaq i lao da buo.
and kept help each other till they grew up and all get married. Also, he helps my father’s brothers and sisters a lot, who are also living in that village.
nw zer ngeng i i cw hu ma lou shi, ngeng da zeng zei suo hai xiaq xiaq, ci ta her meng lieq iou dou xiw,
When my grandpa died of car accident, my father was studying in Shanghai, and his other brothers and sisters were quite young,
zou qy ping er laq zai dw biaq biaq zao fu lieq. su zsi zai ni niar ceu ieq ngeng da zou dou gu deq mao.
All thanks to my "dw biaq biaq", he arranged almost everything for my father. After all, my father visits him every Chinese New Year at the very first day, first month.
zai zou sueq dao zai diu dung si la. uo ni ba, gu deq gei tiwr i, ieq fu fu jiu, zou xing la,
Of course, visiting him means gifts are must. For past years, my father would give him a bar of cigarettes and a pot of alcohol, that’s well enough,
keq si jing ni ngeng da jiaq saq ji beq neng lao gei deq ieq yo, zou baq sa~ jiu hu ceng lia ping ping lao bai feng,
but this year, my father decide to give something better, thus he changed pot alcohol to FenChew, the best known brand alcohol in my hometown,
iou gei lou ieq haq zeq dw biaq biaq ngei heq deq tieq gua~ ying. nga~ lii sueq zai dii dii mao guo guo,
together with a box of Tie Guan Yin tea, which is my "dw biaq biaq"’s favorite. It is common that younger one visit elder relative,
diu huo xier dung si, zai dou su si zeng cuo, ke si i beq zi dao si dw biaq biaq jiaq saq ji jing ni gei deq iou ker lii dw,
and bring some gifts, that’s quite ordinary. Yet maybe this time my "dw biaq biaq" thinks those gifts are too much,
ha~ si ing uei nia sir ni si jieq hung ngeng da ji gei beq sw qier, fa~ zeng gi dao lou zai ceu sa~ shi,
or, perhaps because lats year my father lend him a lot money to help out his son’s wedding, after all two days later,
dw biaq biaq zou da faq huo her meng dao lou ngeng jia lei mao lei. dw biaq biaq yo lou sia neu ia sir, dou jieq gu hung la,
he required his daughters and son to visit my father and mother. My "dw biaq biaq" has 4 daughters and one son, all married,
zei jia huo zai ha ieq ber sung zeq uei sa zeq meng, jie gu seq zi hao zseng zou dou iung za lei, zu dou zu beq ha,
they, together with there children, over ten people came to my home, even cannot get all of them seated,
her meng ceq ling sir, ku gua zi iou dou hai caq lou ieq dii. zai cei sueq dao zai zung dia~ la.
their children were eating and playing, getting everywhere messed. Now it come to what’s important:
dw biaq biaq zeq gu zeq her meng dou ing deq zi jia her lie, iou deq ha~ si cuo sa sa, zai gu ni qi beq neng beq gei ngaq sy qier ia,
so many daughters and son of my "dw biaq biaq" bringing so many children of them, some are even twins, everyone we have to give "happy money",
ieq zseng ueq seq ba, zw zer tao beq cueq lei, zi sw si ieq biaq. ieq zseng ieq biaq ba, zai su zi ha lei dw zi biaq lieq.
RMB 50 each is too less for nowadays, but 100 RMB for each is hundreds in total!
meq far ia, er laq meng dou lei la. gei her meng ngaq sy qier shi lieq, dw zseng meng dou beq zeng tui,
What can we do, they already came. When my mother giving these children "Happy Money", their parents accepted quite smoothly, which is not so common for Chinese custom,
gai si ieq lei jiaq saq ji uo ni beq lei mao, jing ni ta meng da jiw huo mao lei, zi jia ha~ deq diu dung si lieq.
Perhaps they are not happy with being asked to come, which made them bring gifts,
er lei i gai jiaq saq ji tui beq lou, zung zi hou lei nia meng zou lou ngeng ma~ zung si jiaq saq ji beq heq lii,
or, maybe they know it’s impossible to refuse "Happy Money", which is accurately true, anyway, after all when they left, my mother was not quite happy with everything.
zou xia~ ngeng da "fei iw gei huo neq lei zung deq lii, er laq zueq uei geq jieq sueq biaq guo guo keng ding xing lei ha beq deq,
She blamed my father "you should not give him that much gifts, he, as a far relative, cannot be easy to accept your gifts,
si xio ngi zai ga~ lao ceq n deq lieq? zou si mu deq seng huer hui lii, zai beq sia,
he would not like keeping accepting your gifts, apparently he tries to give back, see,
da faq huo ieq qiung her meng lei, dao si dou diu deq dung si, ke si dou ing huo her meng,
he sent his children to come, bringing gifts, that’s OK, but they all bring there children,
beq si ngaq sy qier lei la? nao deq lia xio dou xing fa~, er laq ba meq ga~ xio lei mao lei lieq?
that’s obviously asking for "Happly Money" isn't it? All of these making both sides unhappy, do you really think they would like to come and visit?"
zung si jieq saq ji zou ngeng da ni niar mao, jing ni lii iou zung, hei deq lei.
In all, my mother thinks it’s all because my father gave too much this year.
keq si zueq uei ngeng da lei sueq i yang uo, uo ni dou mao lieq, jing ni xio gei deq dw xier, vu ke hou fei,
But actually my father was not wrong, he visits my "dw biaq biaq" every year, and this time he wanted to give more, that’s normal,
ta lieq ieq zeq zung qing qing, i ma xio zeq lei dw hou gu, zeq neng si zsi hou zeu zsi zeu xier,
he always cherish his relatives, he did not think too much about all these consequences. What he can only do is to pay attention to sending gifts later on,
ba uaq hao deu, beq ga~ ing uei zai sung lii xiu deq suei i ma far.
controlling in a balance, avoiding everyone get embarrassed.
zai zou jing ni gu ni shi zsy ha deq ger ga~ ga si qing, zaq meng zung gueq zseng dou zung si lii suo uo lei,
And that is one thing I met during this Chinese New Year. Chinese people values visiting and giving gifts,
keq si iou shi zou cao ceng zai fu da~, fa~ dao si nao deq beq zsy kuai. si uo zsi hou zaq meng gu ni shi lou,
but unfortunately sometimes it becomes burden to bear. I hope in the future,
jia~ da~ xier, veng hou veng hou, dao xiaq dao xiaq, ceq ceq fa~, heq heq jiu, cou xing la.
we can make Chinese New Year more simple, chat with each other, have dinner, and drink, that’s well enough.