Traditional

放魚(武昌作)

金錢贖得免刀痕,聞道禽魚亦感恩。
好去長江千萬裏,不須辛苦上龍門。

Simplified

放鱼(武昌作)

金钱赎得免刀痕,闻道禽鱼亦感恩。
好去长江千万里,不须辛苦上龙门。

Pronounciation

fàng yú ( wǔ chāng zuò )

jīn qián shú dé miǎn dāo hén , wén dào qín yú yì gǎn ēn 。
hǎo qù cháng jiāng qiān wàn lǐ , bù xū xīn kǔ shàng lóng mén 。

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Poetic Translation
 
 
Literal Character
 
Release Fish (Military Good Work)
 
Gold money buy obtain spare knife scar,
Hear path birds fish also feel kindness.
Good depart long river thousand ten-thousand inside,
Not have bitter go-up dragon gate.
 
 
Literal Word
 
Release Fish (Wuchang Written)
 
Money ransom get exempt knife scar,
Hear path birds fish and feel thankful.
Bon Voyage! Yangtze River countless miles,
Not must with-much-toil go-up-to Longmen.
 
* Wuchang is a district in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, at the intersection of the Yangtze & Han Rivers.
* Longmen is a county in Huizhou, Guandong, southern China.

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