Ng lai gáongáon Ngli shiâuhaiti geh kûzy. Shiâuzenkuan dzy deh nontsen lishian,
Id talk about a story when I was very young. I was living in the countryside when I was young.
keh-zenkuan khonchí yâ hâu, sy^ ya koenín. Dáka zai leh zyka minkeu-li dá tsái dá izan,
At that time, air quality was good, water was clear. Everybody rinsed their food and cleaned their clothes in their own ponds.
Keh-zenkuaon feh kâoncieu guaecin pâuwú leh feh pâuwú, zai nteh keh tzah íseh
At that time, no one took care of the environment protection as no one had this awareness.
Behshian geh mehzy yâ sâu-thehshin, baubau lenso, tonka uehli, shika uehli.
Few toys or recreational stuff at the time, only thing that I could do was to visit my neighbors here and there.
Iéchíshian geh zenkuan, theh déili beh geh shiâukue sýlâli gniáu deh khí.
When I was bored, I went everywhere (doing nothing) with other kids in my neighborhood.
Niecí dú geh neh, nieh-lishian dieli tzútzú, ghôtzéushin khuén ieh hueh,
Adults worked in the fields in the daytime and took a nap at the noon.
Ghôbehthie nteh zythî tzú neh, zeu dai-laon ieh zú, lailai tohtzyghu
If there was nothing to do in the afternoon, they would play tohtzyghu (a card game) on a table.
Tohtzyghu, císoh zy nethon díchi deh yêu geh, 12 tzan (wó-tso-theh-deh) 128 tzan ba, iehlontzôn 4 geh nin,
Tohtzyghu is said to be unique in Nantong area with (wrong number of 12 cards)128 cards and played by 4 people.
Sae geh nin leh tânba geh zenkuan, aiyêu geh nin shieushieh, yá ciáu shînka.
While three people playing the cards, one person takes a rest, which is called ‘shinka.
Ghêulai zoewéi cínbú, ahlieh-thintzy zai lai deh, shiânshiân shiâukue-deutzy zenkuan, aizy mae khaweh geh.
Later, the society progressed and after that all pressures came along. When I think about my childhood time, it was a happy time.