cinnye ku tshentsih ku zenkuaon, ngu tau ngabutheu chi thiautshe
This spring I went to my grandma‘s to help sort vegetables.
wo wai po jia fang zi hou mian you kuai di
There was a piece of land behind my grandma‘s house.
di li you dian ma lan tou, you dian nan gua
Planted there was some Malantou, pumpkins
bian dou, hai you ke tao zi shu
beans, and a peach tree.
zhe ke tao zi shu wo wai po zhong le san si nian le, yi ge tao zi dou mei you zhang
The tree had been grown for three or four years, but had never borne a single peach.
tao zi shu xia mian you liang ke nan gua
Under the tree were two pumpkins
wo wai po pa zhe liang ke nan gua bie ren jia tou zou
My grandma was afraid that they would be stolen
yong ji pian ye zi zhe zhu
so she covered them with some leaves.
hou lai wo men qu zhai ma lan tou de shi hou hai shi bei tou zou le
Nevertheless, later when we went gathering Malantou, the two pumpkins were still stolen.
da gai chi zhong fan de shi hou wo he wo di di yi qi qu cai ma lan tou
During lunchtime, my younger brother and I went gathering Malantou together.
wo di di zai ma lan tou di li pao lai pao qu
My brother ran back and forth in the field,
cai lai cai qu, ma lan tou dou bei ta cai huai le
trampled on the Malantou, and ruined all.
wo wai po xin teng si, xiang xiang kan, xiao hai zi bu dong shi, suan le
My grandma felt extreme pity for the Malantou, but still let it go since children were not able to tell right from wrong.
hui qu de shi hou, wo men na zhe liang da dai ma lan tou hui qu shao
We took two big bags of Malantou back to cook.
xian fang zai shui li cuan shu, ran hou fang dian
We first boiled it,
fang dian hao you, fang dian yan he tang
and then added some oyster sauce, salt, and sugar with it.
ban ban, shao shao chi le xia qu, na hui lai de shi hou duo, shao shao zhi you yi dian dian
After blending and cooking the dish, we ate it. Though it seemed to be a large load when we took it back, it became very little after being cooked.
xiang xiang kan zhen shi bu zhi de
We thought it was really not worth it,
dan shi, xin ku suan xin ku
but even though it had been a hard time,
hao chi me
does it taste good?
ye man hao chi de
it was quite good.