Bệnh nhà giàu – Disease of the rich

Bệnh nhà giàu – Disease of the rich (or disease of rich people) is very important. If one day you suddenly become rich, you come back with old things but despise them. You get “Bệnh nhà giàu”.

Very rich house
Very rich house
Benh nha giau - Disease of the rich
Disease of the rich

 

Disease of the rich

A man one day became rich by a chance. In the morning, he visited his garden to sense the beauty and smell of fresh flowers. However, when coming back to his house, he groaned that he was hurt.

His wife asked about his disease

And he said: “When I visited the flower garden in the morning, the dew dropped on my body from a climbing rose made me hurt. Quickly find a doctor to cure me!”

His wife answer: “My dear, maybe you forget that we used to live by begging, also used to stay in rain for the whole night under the bamboo forest and still were healthy. So how can the morning dew hurt you?”

(Quang Tiet Phu)

We always try to overcome all difficulties in poorness, but we become lazy and have much bad habits in richness.

Learn Vietnamese words & phrases

  • Bệnh tật: Disease
  • Giàu có: Rich
  • Tình cờ: By a chance
  • Rên rỉ: Groan
  • Sương sớm: Dew
  • Hoa Tường Vi: Climbing Rose
  • Sống bằng việc ăn xin: Live by begging
  • Rừng tre: Bamboo forest
  • Tật xấu: Bad habits

 

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2 thoughts on “Bệnh nhà giàu – Disease of the rich

  1. Mình chỉnh sửa ngữ pháp trong câu và cụm từ lại như thế này, mấy bạn xem dc không nhé.
    under the bamboo forest –> under the bamboo in the forest.
    When men are poor, the always try to over all the difficulties. –> When men are poor, they the always try to over all difficulties. (the –> They: viết sai lỗi chính tả. The difficult –> difficulties. Vì trong câu, những khó khăn nói chung chung, không xác định, nên bỏ “the”)
    when they rich –> when they are rich
    Đề xuất câu dịch của mình: We always try to overcome all difficulties in poorness, but we become lazy and have much bad habits in richness.

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