中英双语 与 习画 | Sparkling Eyes 亮晶晶的眼睛

文 / Nina 娇娇 (美)

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刚画完猫,配一篇什么文章呢?想到了当时女儿娇娇9岁暑期去中国时,在救助一只流浪猫后写的文章,并为此作词作曲写了歌,同时录制了中英双语音频在中国播出,可惜简书里上传不了音频了,在此仅供喜爱学习英语的简书友友们小读吧!
妈妈的画


女儿娇娇9岁的画

That noon, my mom and I went out, I heard a kitten meow with sad whimpering cry from the bottom of the car, I soon knelt down and gently called "meow -", the kitten also mewed back to response to me. My mom also ignored the muddy ground and knelt down with me to look under the car, but we couldn't see the kitten.

那天中午,我和妈妈出门,听到从车底下传来凄惨的小猫叫声。我着急地轻轻叫了一声 “喵--”,小猫也 “喵--” 的一声回应了我。我和妈妈不顾地上的泥,一起跪在地上查看车底,但是我们找不到那只猫。

Then my mom tried to find help from people, but they didn't seem to care about it, and told us:

妈妈想找过路人帮忙,路边的行人似乎对此并不关心,对我们说:

"There's no way..."

"It's just a cat!"

"Never mind!"

"Who cares about that cat!" …

“那也没办法的... ”

“就是一只猫而已!”

“别管了...”

“谁有功夫管那只猫呀!”

我和妈妈都很失望。

In the evening, when I went to check on the car again, in the car there was a man resting, the man told me: "I could not find the cat, the cat might have left already."

到傍晚,当我再次去看车时,车里坐着一位叔叔,叔叔对我说:“我也找不到那只猫,可能猫走了吧!”

I said in the worried voice: "Sir, the kitten must be still under the car." Please listen!" I gave the cat a meow at the bottom of the car, and the cat immediately answered "meow" back to me.

我着急地说:“叔叔,小猫是叫不动了。你听我叫它。” 我对着车底 “喵--” 了一声,小猫又立即 “喵--” 回答了我。

As soon as the man heard the sound, he took out a flashlight, kneeling under the car, then he shouted: "I found the kitten!" I was so excited that I almost shouted in my English language "Really!"

叔叔闻声,拿出手电筒,趴在车底搜索,只听他嚷道:“ 找到了!” 我当时兴奋得差点要喊出英文:“Really! "

He handed me the flashlight and bent down with me. Along the light, She was stuck in the tube with her sparkling eyes.

叔叔很和气的把手电筒交给我,和我一起趴下来。顺着光线,我看到它被卡在管子里,露出一双亮晶晶的眼睛。

The tiny kitten was only a little bigger than an adult's fist. The kitten was finally rescued, I am so relieved!

这是一只比大人的拳头只大一点点的小猫,小猫终于获救了,我心里高兴极了!

The story does not end here, the kitten was too young, and doesn't dare to go anywhere, poor kitten didn't seem to have a mother. Every day, My Mom and I went feed the kitten.

故事到这里并没有结束,小喵喵太小了,它似乎没有妈妈了。每天,妈妈和我都去喂这只小喵喵。

One day, I went and fed the little meow, I saw meow was having a big feast by the passing strangers and after school kids.The kitten was no longer lonely, she has more people to care about her.  Kindness really will spread.

有一天,我又去喂小喵喵,看到小喵喵正在吃大餐--地上放着好多猫食,听说是路人和司机给的,小喵喵不再孤独了,小喵喵受到更多的人关心了,爱心真的是会传播的。

An after school girl told me that her cat had just died. She wanted to take this kitten home. The second day, she took the little meow meow. The kitten has gotten her own home now.

一个放学的小姐姐对我说,她家的猫刚死了,她要把这只小猫带回家养。于是,小喵喵被姐姐抱走了,小喵喵有自己的家了。

In China, I see a few wild cats. They eat litter people throw away in the trash can. Their fur are dirty and their faces are looking sad. Nobody paid attention to them. However, I also saw a lady riding a bicycle and carrying cat food into the grass to feed the wild cats.

在中国,我看到有一些流浪猫,它们会去吃垃圾,它们的毛很脏,它们的表情是忧郁的。很少有人会去理会它们,但我也曾看见有一位志愿者阿姨,骑着单车,带着猫食,到路边草丛里去喂流浪猫。

Recently, on the website, a man called “cat daddy” in shanghai. Feeds the wild cats every night for 8 years! I know, stray animals are being cared by many people in this world.

最近,我还在网上看到,上海一位号称“猫爸爸”的老人,每晚都去喂流浪猫,已经有8 年了。我知道,这个世界关爱流浪动物的人还是很多的。

Have you ever heard the story of "The Precious Starfish"? There are a lot of starfish on the beach, a man was picking up starfish and throwing them into the sea, many people asked him, how could you save so many starfish, when there are miles and miles along the beach. He picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea. Then he said happily, "Look!I made a difference for that one."

大家听过“珍贵的海星”的故事吗?说的是海滩边有好多海星,如果不入海就会晒死了,一个人在捡拾海星抛入海里,大家问他:“这么多海星,怎么救得了啊。” 他拾起一个海星丢入大海,然后高兴地说:“看!这个起作用了!”

Yes, I believe that if each of us can do the help a little bit, it will make a difference for one.

是的,我相信我们每个人只要帮助一点点, 就会起作用的。

I can't see the kitten anymore, my memories will always remember the kitten peeking at me under the car with her sparkling eyes. I know the kitten will also remember when I was trying to rescue her with my sparking eyes.

我见不到那只小喵喵了,可是它的那双,在车底下亮晶晶的眼睛一直在我的心里。我想,小喵喵也会记得,那天在车底下救它时,我的那双 -- 亮晶晶的眼睛。


为流浪猫写歌

Sparkling Eyes / 亮晶晶的眼睛

作词 作曲:Nina 娇娇 (美)

Kitty kitty

小猫 小猫

Don't be scared

别害怕

The day I saved you the day we met

我救你的那天正相逢

Magic friendship you and me

魔幻般的友谊你和我

Our sparking eyes are so true

亮晶晶的眼睛是那样美

Hi little kitty come to me                   

嗨 小猫快到我这边来

It's time to say how are you           

让我们打个招呼

Please come out little kitty           

小猫请快快出来吧

And meet your new best friend

来见你最好的朋友     


Kitty kitty

小猫 小猫

Don't be scared

别害怕

The day I saved you the day we met

我救你的那天正相逢

Magic friendship you and me

魔幻般的友谊你和我

Our sparking eyes are so true

亮晶晶的眼睛是那样美