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[li2 chaiN2-iuN7/ bo5 chun1-keng3/ goa20 nih40](42(88p)).

u7 chit8-e5-lang5/ chhiu2-nih40 thoeh8 chit8-chheng1-khou1/.
u7 chit8-jit8/ tu2-tioh8 chit8-e5 san3-chhiah4-lang5/,
chiong1 ka1-ki7/ e5 ho2-giah8/ liam7-nih8/ i10 chiah4 kong2:
"goa2 u7 chit8-chheng1-khou1/_gun5/, 
 li2 chaiN2-iuN7/ bo5 chun1-keng3/ goa20 nih40?"

san3-chhiah4/ e5 chiu7 kong2:
"li2 u7 chit8-chheng1-khou1/_gun5/, 
 m7-ku2/ heh4 si7 li2 e5 mngh8/, kap4 goa2 bo5 siong1-kan1/. 
 goa2 chun1-keng3 li2 bo5 sim2-mih8 lou7-eng7/."

ho2-giah8/-e50 iu7/ ka7 i1 kong2:
"goa2 naN7 pun1/ hou7 li2 chit8-poaN3/, 
 li2 chiu7 kaN2 oe7 chun1-keng3/ goa20 nih40?"

san3-chhiah4/-e5-lang5/ koh4-chai3 kong2 khah4 khiau3-biau7/ e5 oe7/:
"li2 u7 chit8 chheng1-khou1/_gun5/, 
 ka1-ki7 lau5 gou7-pah4-khou1/, gou7-pah4-khou1/ pun1/ hou7/ goa20. 
 an2-ni1/ chiu7 li2 kap4 goa2/ piN5-teng2/, piN5-choe7/ e5 kim1-giah8/, 
 goa2 naN2 ai3 chun1-keng3/ li20 nih40?"

ho2-giah8/_e50 chiu7 koh4 kong2:
"naN7 an2-ni1/, goa2 naN7 chin1 tiuN1-chin7/ u7 chiah4-e5 
 chit8-chheng1-khou1/_gun5/ long2-chong2/ hou7/ li20 e5 si5-chun7/, 
 chong2 bo5 an2-ni1 iah8 li2 bo5 chun1-keng3/ goa20 e5 to7-li2/?"

san3-chhiah4/-e50 chiu7 kong2:
"li2 e5 chit8-chheng1-khou1/_gun5/ long2-chong2/ ka7 li2 thoeh8-liau2/, 
 li2 tioh8 chun1-keng3/ goa20 chiah4 hap8-sek4/.
 goa2 koh4-khah4 bian2 chun1-keng3/ li20 e50 lah40."



 
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[汝怎樣無尊敬我呢]IDX

有一個人手裡提一千元銀.
有一日遇著一個貧赤人,
將自己的好額弄拈伊,即講:
"我有一千元銀,
 汝怎樣不尊敬我呢?"

貧赤的就講:
"汝有一千元銀,
 不拘,彼是汝的物,與我無相干,
 我尊敬汝,無甚麼路用."

好額的又與伊講:
"我若分給汝一半,
 汝就敢能尊敬我呢?"

貧赤的人更再講較竅妙的話:
"汝有一千元銀,
 自己留五百元,五百元分給我,
 如此就汝與我平等,平多的金額,
 我何愛尊敬汝呢?"

好額的就更講:
"若如此,我若真張,盡有此個
 一千元銀,攏總給汝的時候,
 總無如此,亦汝無尊敬我的道理?"

貧赤的就講:
"汝的一千元銀,我攏總與汝提了,
 汝就著尊敬我,即合式,
 我更較免尊敬汝的了."



 
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[Why don't you respect me?]IDX

There was a man with one thousand dollars in hand.
One day (he) met a poor man.
To tease the man by his own wealth, (the rich man) then said:
"I have one thousand dollars.
 Why don't you respect me?"

The poor man then replied:
"You have one thousand dollars.
 But that is yours which has nothing to do with me.
 It's useless for me to respect you."

The rich man further said to him:
"If I divide it and give one half to you,
 can you then respect me?"

The poor man then gave an even more clever reply in words:
"You have one thousand dollars.
 You keep five hundred dollars for youself 
 and give five hundred dollars to me.
 In this way you will be equal with me, 
 (both having) the same amount of money.
 Why should I respect you?"

The rich man then further said:
"In that way, if I really give all the one thousand dollars to you,
 then you should have no reason not to respect me?"

The poor man then replied:
"(If) I have all your one thousand dollars (in hand),
 then it should be you who respect me.
 I shall have less (reason) to respect you."