One, two, three, four, five…

From the well known nursery rhyme:

Yit5 ngi4 sam1 si1 ng3
One, two, three, four, five,

Yiu2 bai3 zuk5 dau3 yit5 tiau2 ng2。
Once I caught a fish alive,

Liuk5 cit5 bat5 giu3 sip5
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,

Yen2 heu4 jiong1 ng2 fong4 zon3 hi4!
Then I let it go again.

Zo4 mak5 gai4 fong4 lot5 gi2?
Why did you let it go?

Bin1 gi2 ngau3 dau3 nga1 zak5 su3 zi3!
Because it bit my finger so.

Nai4 zak5 su3 zi3 bin1 gi2 ngau3?
Which little finger did it bite?

Yiu4 ben1 sak5 ngia3 zak5 su3 zi3 zai3!
This little finger on my right.


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Passing on the Hakka language to all comers and eager learners.
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