Man on earth, Good at birth.
The same nature, Varies on nurture.? // [?net??] // [?n?:rt??(r)] 教养
Man was good in the beginning, or he is good at birth. Human nature deviates due to different nurtures.
With no education, There'd be aberration.? // [??b??re??n] 偏差，差错; 脱离常规
To teach well, You deeply dwell. // [dw?l]
If a child is not properly taught, he may go astray. In education, what is important is to be focused, dwelling on key points.?
Then Mencius' mother,Chose her neighbor. // [men??rs] 孟子
At Mencius sloth, She cut th' cloth. // [slo?θ] 懒惰; 懒散
In the Warring State period, Mencius' mother moved three times for better environment for her son. Mencius once played truant, and she cut the cloth she was weaving to show her seriousness and the consequences of interrupted learning.?
Dough, as hight, managed so right.? // [hait] adj.被称为,名叫
His five sons , became famous ones. // [do?] 窦, 生面团; 〈美俚〉钱
In the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, there was a man, Dough by name, from the Swallow Hills. He founded a private school, hired famous teachers, and managed well in having his children taught. All his five sons passed the Imperial Examinations and lived very successful lives.
What's a father?? A good teacher.
What's a teacher?? A strict preacher. // [?prit??r] 牧师; 传道者
It is not enough to provide children with food and clothing. Education is important. To rear children without giving them good education is a father's fault; a teacher is considered lazy if he is not strict with the children he teaches.?
An unschooled child, will grow wild.
A young loafer, An old loser! // [?lo?f?(r)] 游手好闲者; 虚度光阴者; 无业游民; 平底便鞋
A child should have proper education. If one does not do well, what will become of him when he is grown up?
No jade crude, Shows craft good. // [d?ed] 碧玉，翡翠? // [kr?ft] 手艺, 手工
Unless you learn, Brute you'll turn. // [brut]? 畜生; 残暴的人; 兽; 兽性
If jade is not honed and carved, it will not be a fine piece of art; if one does not receive education, he will not be a gentleman, and will not be something.
Son of man, Mature you can.
Teacher or peer, Hold them dear. // [p?r] 同伴，伙伴, 同辈，同等的人
As children, you will grow up like Son of Man . While young, you should approach and requite your models like teachers and friends, and learn good manners from them.
Xiang, at nine, Warmed bedding fine, // hsiang [?i:'??] =Xiang
Follow this one, This filial son.? ? // [?f?li?l] 子女的,孝顺的.? not filial大逆不道
A boy named Hsiang (Huang Hsiang) in the Eastern Han Dynasty knew how to show kindness to his parents at nine. He warmed bedding for his father in winter. One should do like this, to be a filial son.
Aged four years, Rong proffered pears. // [?prɑ:f?(r)] 提供; 贡献; 提议
Bear in mind, Fraternally be kind.? ? // [ber] 担当. ? // [fr?'t??rnl] 兄弟的；兄弟般的
And in the Han Dynasty, Rong (Kong Rong),Confuius' descendant, offered his pears to his brother although he was only four. Everyone should learn this kind of respect for affinity. // [??f?n?ti] 密切关系,好感
Stress piety more, than your lore. // [str?s] 强调 // [?pa??ti] 虔诚，虔敬 // [l?r] 学问; 知识
Learn some numeracy, Know some literacy. // [?nu:m?r?si] 识数 // [?l?t?r?si] 识字; 有文化
Piety (loving parents and brothers) is more important than knowledge. As for knowledge, one should learn some numeracy and literacy.? ?
One to ten, A hundred then,
One thousand more, Ten thousand afore. //[?'fo?r] 在前, before的古体字