Cerita Nombor Lapan di negara China

Cerita ini kelakar (funny):

Sumber (Source): http://sg.news.yahoo.com/afp/20090922/tap-china-crime-auto-offbeat-8d4ea94.html

Approximate Malay explanation or translation in red is added by JW Sew for learning and teaching purposes for students of level 1 Malay

[you may not know all the words, our focus is revision of numbers, conjunction, basic verbs, numeral classifiers as well as vocabulary expansion]

 

Five jailed for lucky licence plate fight

Lima dipenjara kerana bergaduhkan lesen plat bertuah 

Five jailed for lucky licence plate fight

BEIJING (AFP) – – Five men have been jailed in Beijing for up to 16 months for fighting over a “lucky licence plate” containing the number eight, China’s traditional number for good fortune, state media said Tuesday.

Lima orang lelaki dipenjara hingga enam belas bulan kerana bergaduh untuk lesen plat bertuah yang ada nombor lapan, nombor tradisi China bagi nasib baik,  di dalamnya, kata media negeri pada hari Selasa.

The men allegedly armed themselves with knives and clubs and beat anyone who came near a machine issuing new licence plate numbers at a Beijing vehicle registration centre, the Beijing News reported.

Lelaki-lelaki itu bersenjatakan pisau dan belantan dan memukul sesiapa yang datang dekat mesen pengeluaran nombor lesen plat baru di pusat daftar kenderaan Beijing, Berita Beijing berlapor.

Several people were injured, one of them seriously.

Beberapa orang cedera, seorang daripada mereka tenat.

The incident occurred in July last year as plates with “8888” as the last four digits were about to be issued, the report said.

Kejadian itu berlaku pada bulan Julai tahun lepas apabila plat dengan 8888 sebagai empat nombor terakhir hendak (nak) dikeluarkan, kata laporan itu.

The ringleader, identified only as Xu, had lined up four cars for new plates and paid his four accomplices a total of 10,000 yuan (1,400 dollars) to guard the machine and ensure he got the numbers he wanted, it said.

Ketua penjahat, dikenali hanya sebagai Xu, membariskan empat buah kereta bagi plat baru dan membayar empat sekutu sebanyak sepuluh ribu yuan (1400 [seribu empat ratus] dolar) untuk menjaga mesin itu dan memastikan dia mendapat nombor yang dia mahu, katanya.

A Beijing court ordered the five to pay 55,000 yuan in compensation to their victims, the paper said.

Mahkamah Beijing meminta lima orang itu bayar lima puluh lima ribu yuan sebagai gantirugi kepada mangsa-mangsa, kata akhbar itu.

The number eight in China is considered a lucky number as the word sounds like “wealth” or “prosperity.”

Nombor lapan di China dianggap nombor tuah kerana bunyinya seperti “mewah” atau “kemakmuran”

 

The use of the above Malay translation is welcomed only for learning purposes and no part of the Malay transliteration shall be used for commercial reasons. Malay transliteration of the above is produced by JW Sew 2009 for the learning and reading interest of LAM1201 Sem. 1 2009/10 CLS, NUS.

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