Grandmother song 外婆的澎湖湾 Wai po de peng hu wan Grandmother’s Penghu Bay 潘安邦 Pan An Bang: lyrics, pinyin, English translation, quotes of grandparents, Grandfather’s clock
潘安邦 – 外婆的澎湖灣
Wai po de peng hu wan
Grandmother’s Penghu Bay
Pan An Bang
wan3 feng1 qing1 fu2 peng2 hu2 wan1, bai2 lang4 zhu2 sha1 tan1
Evening wind gently brushes Penghu Bay; white waves pursue sandy shore.
晚(evening/night)风(wind)轻(gently)拂(brush away)澎湖(Penghu)湾(bay) 白(white)浪(waves)逐(chase)沙(sand)滩(beach)
(note) The Penghu Islands, also known as Pescadores ( in Portuguese it means fishermen) are an archipelago off the western coast of Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait consisting of 64 small islands and islets covering an area of 141 square kilometers.
mei2 you3 ye2 lin1 zhui4 xie2 yang2, zhi3 shi4 yi2 pian4 hai3 lan2 lan2
There is no coconut grove connecting setting sun; only one piece of blue blue sea.
没有(don’t have)椰(coconut)林(forest/grove)缀(decorate)斜阳(setting sun) 只(just)是(is)一(one)片(measure word for a big piece of something)海(sea)蓝蓝(blue)
zuo4 zai4 men2 qian2 de5 ai3 qiang2 shang4, yi2 bian4 bian4 huai2 xiang3
Sitting on the low wall in front of the front door, over and over again I reminisce:
坐(sit)在(at/on)门(door)前(front)的(connecting particle)矮(short)墙(wall)上(top) 一(one)遍遍(classifier for actions)怀想(reminisce)
ye3 shi4 huang2 hun1 de5 sha1 tan1 shang4, you3 zhuo5 jiao3 yin4 liang3 dui4 ban4
It was also at evening on the sandy shore, there were two and a half pairs’ footprints.
也(also)是(is)黄昏(evening)的(particle)沙滩(sandy beach)上(top) 有(have)着(particle after verb)脚(foot)印(print)两(two)对(pair)半(half)
na4 shi4 wai4 po2 zhu4 zhuo5 zhang4, jiang1 wo3 shou3 qing1 qing1 wan3
That was grandmother holding a cane gently carrying me on the arm.
(note) For maternal grandmother, we called her 外婆, while for paternal grandma, we call her 奶奶 nai3 nai5.
那(that)是(is)外婆(grandmother)柱(hold)着(particle)杖(cane)将( particle marking the following noun as a direct object )我(my）手（hand）轻轻(gently)挽(pull)
踩着薄暮 走向余晖 暖暖的澎湖湾
cai3 zhe5 bo2 mu4, zou3 xiang4 yu2 hui2 nuan3 nuan3 de5 peng2 hu2 wan1
We stepped on the thin dusk and walked toward the remaining sunshine at the warm, warm Penghu Bay.
踩(step)着(particle)薄(thin)暮(dusk) 走(walk)向(toward)余(remaining)晖(sunshine) 暖暖(warm)的(particle)澎湖(Penghu)湾(bay)
yi2 ge5 jiao3 yin4 shi4 xiao4 yu3 yi2 chuan4, xiao1 mo2 xu3 duo2 shi2 guang1
One footprint was a string of laughing words; we idled away a lot of time.
一(one)个(measure word)脚(foot)印(print)是(is)笑(laughter)语(words/talks)一(one)串(string) 消磨(to idle away)许多(many)时光(time)
zhi2 dao4 ye4 se4 tun1 mo4 wo3 liang3 zai4 hui2 jia1 de5 lu4 shang4
Till the color of night swallowed us on our way of returning home road.
澎湖湾 澎湖湾 外婆的澎湖湾
peng2 hu2 wan1, peng2 hu2 wan1, wai4 po2 de5 peng2 hu2 wan1
Penghu Bay, Penghu Bay, grandmother’s Penghu Bay.
澎湖(Penghu)湾(bay) 澎湖(Penghu)湾(bay) 外婆(grandma)的(connecting particle)澎湖(Penghu)湾(bay)
you3 wo3 xu3 duo2 de5 tong2 nian2 huan4 xiang3
It has my many childhood fantasies.
阳光 沙滩 海浪 仙人掌
yang2 guang1, sha1 tan1, hai3 lang4, xian1 ren2 zhang3
Sunshine, sandy beach, sea waves, cacti …
阳光(sunshine) 沙滩(sandy beach) 海(sea)浪(waves) 仙人掌(cacti)
hai2 you3 yi2 wei4 lao3 chuan2 chang3
As well as an old captain.
Repeat from the beginning to the end.
Translated by Shu
Do you miss your grandparents? No matter they passed away or not, we should always miss them for the love and kindness they always had/ have for us.
Quotes about grandparents:
If nothing is going well, call your grandmother. ~Italian Proverb
The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy. ~Sam Levenson
Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret
Grandmothers are just antique little girls. ~Author Unknown
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. ~Welsh Proverb
A child needs a grandparent, anybody’s grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world. ~Charles and Ann Morse
A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television. ~Author Unknown
What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudolph Giuliani
Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends – and hardly ever our own grown children. ~Ruth Goode
Never have children, only grandchildren. ~Gore Vidal
There’s no place like home except Grandma’s. ~Author Unknown
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. ~Pam Brown
It’s one of nature’s way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us. ~Igor Stravinsky
Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends. ~Allan Frome
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. ~Ogden Nash
Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. ~Marcy DeMaree
Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author Unknown
Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. ~Author Unknown
A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I’d have had them first. ~Lois Wyse
They say genes skip generations. Maybe that’s why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable. ~Joan McIntosh
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being. ~Margaret Mead
My grandkids believe I’m the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too. ~Gene Perret
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. ~Ellen DeGeneres
I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture. ~Susan Strasberg
If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it! ~Hannah Whithall Smith
It’s such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother – that’s why the world calls her grandmother. ~Author Unknown
Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents. ~Gene Perret
Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old. ~Mary H. Waldrip
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. ~Proverb
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly. ~Gene Perret
A grandma’s name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother. ~William Shakespeare
The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida. ~Dave Barry
A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do. ~Lois Wyse
I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have – if only for self-defense. ~Gene Perret
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. ~Sam Levenson, You Don’t Have to Be in “Who’s Who” to Know What’s What
Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love. ~Author Unknown
The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap. ~Author Unknown
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley
Grandmother – a wonderful mother with lots of practice. ~Author Unknown
A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside. ~Author Unknown
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers. ~Lewis Mumford
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven’t thought of yet. ~Gene Perret
It’s amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one. ~Author Unknown
These great quotes are from: http://www.quotegarden.com/grandparents.html
Children’s song –
Grand father’s clock