Weekly Chinglish Lesson

A new feature of the Jacaranda Tree will be our weekly Chinglish lesson.

Here is Lesson One, the 23rd Psalm, King James Bible version:

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Chinglish version:

1.  Party boss take land, I no want him.  2.  He force me down put my head in bucket try to drown.    3.  He tell me correct my thought.   4.   (Untranslatable)   5.  He sell my land and use money on banquet, police pour gasoline on me tell me shut up or I be on fire.   6.   I go to Beijing work on construct tower, police follow me when talk to foreigner, I live in box rest of life.

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