Du Chinese

爱情药水 Àiqíng yàoshuǐ  – Love Potion
一心药店在北京的一条胡同里,那儿所有的药都是手工制作。yīxīn yàodiàn zài běijīng de yītiáo hútòng lǐ, nà’er suǒyǒu di yào dū shì shǒugōng zhìzuò.  – Heart and Soul Drugstore is located in a Beijing alley. All the medicine there is handmade.
张阳在那儿工作。Zhāng yáng zài nà’er gōngzuò.  – Zhang Yang works there.
张阳住的地方也在那条胡同里。Zhāng yáng zhù dì dìfāng yě zài nà tiáo hútòng lǐ.  – The place where Zhang Yang lives is also in that alley.
 他家旁边住着陈阿姨。陈阿姨有一个女儿,叫陈飞飞。Tā jiā pángbiān zhùzhe chén āyí. Chén āyí yǒu yīgè nǚ’ér, jiào chénfēifēi.  – Next to his home lives Aunt Chen. Aunt Chen has a daughter, who is called Chen Feifei.
张阳爱着陈飞飞,但他从来没有和她说过话。Zhāng yáng àizhe chénfēifēi, dàn tā cónglái méiyǒu hé tā shuō guòhuà.  – Zhang Yang is in love with Chen Feifei, but he has never talked to her.
他对来买药的人能有说不完的话,但对着陈飞飞,他就说不出话来。Tā duì lái mǎi yào de rén néng yǒu shuō bu wán dehuà, dàn duìzhe chénfēifēi, tā jiù shuō bu chū huà lái.  – To people buying medicine he doesn’t run out of words to say, but facing Chen Feifei, his words just don’t come out.
在那条胡同里,还住着一个人,他也爱上了陈飞飞。他叫何方。Zài nà tiáo hútòng lǐ, hái zhùzhe yīgè rén, tā yě ài shàngle chénfēifēi. Tā jiào hé fāng.  – In that alley, there lives one more person. He is also in love with Chen Feifei. He is called He Fang.
和张阳不同,何方喜欢找陈飞飞玩儿,和她说话。很快,他们就在一起了。Hé zhāng yáng bùtóng, héfāng xǐhuān zhǎo chénfēifēi wán er, hé tā shuōhuà. Hěn kuài, tāmen jiù zài yīqǐle.  – He is different from Zhang Yang. He Fang likes to ask Chen Feifei out to have fun and talks with her. Very quickly, they got together.
何方也是张阳的朋友。因为他经常在外面打架,所以打完架后他会到张阳的店里买药。Héfāng yěshì zhāng yáng de péngyǒu. Yīnwèi tā jīngcháng zài wàimiàn dǎjià, suǒyǐ dǎ wán jià hòu tā huì dào zhāng yáng de diàn lǐ mǎi yào.  – He Fang is also Zhang Yang’s friend. Because he regularly fights outside, he comes to Zhang Yang’s drugstore to buy medicine after he is finished fighting.

一天早上,药店刚开门,何方就跑进了店里,找到张阳。Yītiān zǎoshang, yàodiàn gāng kāimén, héfāng jiù pǎo jìnle diàn lǐ, zhǎodào zhāng yáng.  – On morning, when the drugstore had just opened, He Fang came running into the store to find Zhang Yang.

我要一些特别的药! 他说。你又打架了吧? 张阳说,告诉我哪儿疼?“Wǒ yào yīxiē tèbié di yào!” Tā shuō.“Nǐ yòu dǎjiàle ba?” Zhāng yáng shuō,“gàosù wǒ nǎ’er téng?”  – „I want an unusual medicine” he said. „Did you fight again?” Zhang Yang said, „Tell me where it hurts?”

不是打架, 何方说着笑了起来,不过,你说的没错。疼的地方在这儿--我的心里。张阳,我要和飞飞结婚了!“Bùshì dǎjià,” héfāng shuōzhe xiàole qǐlái,“bùguò, nǐ shuō de méi cuò. Téng dì dìfāng zài zhè’er–wǒ de xīnlǐ. Zhāng yáng, wǒ yào hé fēi fēi jiéhūnle!”  – „I didn’t fight,” He Fang said and started to laugh, „But, what you said is right. This is the place where it hurts – in my heart. Zhang Yang, I’m going to marry Feifei!”

张阳听到这话的时候正在制作药。他看着药, 不让何方看到他的表情。Zhāng yáng tīng dào zhè huà de shíhòu zhèngzài zhìzuò yào. Tā kànzhe yào, bù ràng héfāng kàn dào tā de biǎoqíng.  – When Zhang Yang heard this he was in the process of making medicine. He looked at the medicine, to not let He Fang see his expression.

(未完待续)(Wèiwán dài xù)  – (To be continued)