[Eng] Miss Truth Ep 5 & 6


Synopsis: Set in the Tang Dynasty, Ran Yu is a noblewoman who becomes interested in forensic science after her Mother’s mysterious suicide and begins to solve murder cases. She meets a judicial official and an assassin by chance and finds true love through the course of searching for the truth.

Translator Notes:

  1. Because of the punch of a peony, even in my dreams I can be inspired enough to create….: Peony is this case is to describe a woman. Chinese peonies were expensive flowers that were considered to be extremely beautiful, because of their vivid colors, that is why often compared with vivacious girls.
  2. Semu people: Term to describe people who live in the countries west of China so in Central and West Asia
  3. Emperor Wang Mang: He was an ambitious minister who seized the throne from the Liu Imperial clan during the Han dynasty. He is an ambiguous figure in history as some call him an usurper whilst others saw him as an idealist who failed in hia goal. He was summoned back to court by the Empress Dowager Wang to act as a regent for her husband’s last surviving male issue. During this time he implemented the harmonious society described in the classics and hence gaining a massive cult, making him extremely popular amongst the people. After Emperor Ping (who he acted as a regent) died or may have been murdered by him, he usurped the throne but he failed to manage the country based on the doctrines described in the classics so was overthrown and the Han dynasty was restored when Liu Xiu regained the throne.
  4. Huo Tuo one of the greatest chinese physicians in history. First one to discover anaesthetic
  5. Classroom recital of poem: This is part of a long chinese poem called Li Sao (literal translation Encountering sorrow) written during the Warring States period and attributed by aristocrat Qu Yuan. It was considered a work about chinese landscape, travel and political allegory as it contains a wide amount of chinese metaphors to describe his unfair treatment and rejection by the king he served (King Huai of Chu) and how he was unappreciated in this corrupt world.

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  2. I’m obsessively rewatching this drama while waiting for the new episodes, and I have a question for episode 5: what exactly does Ran Yan mean by “Merpeople” and “Mermen”? Is it folklore/legend mermaid? In this case I don’t understand the link with rudeness/poor breeding, thank you in advance if you can educate me on this point!


    1. Hi she has always been calling him Ren Yu and the literal translation means human fish and honestly the equivalent would probably be merman/merperson. So at the beginning I was kind of torn between calling him either merman (which I’ve seen other people refer him as) or just fish as that was what she seems to imply in ep 2. I think she just called him that to kind of annoy him as you know fish were slippery beings and he spends too much time in the bath for his migraine and merman just doesn’t seem offensive enough so I stuck with fish in the end. Plus she always talks about cooking him and even brought a fish over to gut just to annoy him so I just stuck with fish. There isn’t really any links between mermen and poor breeding.


      1. Hello! Thank you very much for your comments, I am delighted with them! It’s a pity, that I can’t appreciate your subtitles, because I speak English poorly, so I can translate only with a dictionary. But I’m very interested in Chinese culture, so I have solved several issues, that may turn to be interesting also to you.
        Have you just raised an issue, why is Xiao Song called “a fish”? Fish-shaped pendants 佩鱼 (“peiyu”) were insignia, worn on a wide belt by the officials of the first five ranks during the Tang Dynasty.
        The word “fish” (“yu”) sounds like the word “surplus,” “wealth,” so a fish became a symbol of wealth in China. Literally “the fish” means “this rich man”, “this affluent man”. So Xiao Song is called “а rich dude who is annoying with his wealth”.

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      2. Sheng Chen is also teased by a main character of the film: she calls him “a rabbit”. “The rabbit” is a symbol of cowardice both in China and in Russia, but in China “the rabbit” is also a symbol of femininity and female virtue. So Sheng Chen is teased not only because of his timidity, but also because he often looks and acts like a girl.

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      3. Su Fu is called “a wolf”, and this is also important. According to the novel, his mother comes from the Mongols. “The wolf” is a totem animal and a banner for the Mongols, so “the wolf” is a symbol of military valor and courage for the Chinese, who had been waging wars with Mongols for a long time. Genghis Khan had appeared much later, but he and his banner are remembered well in Russia and China even now. So “the wolf” is a symbol of the military prowess of the Mongols.
        Perhaps these are only my speculations, but they looks logical. Thanks again for the comments! Unfortunately, not all the texts you cite are translated into Russian.

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  3. Whoever that guy playing Zhu Qi is he’s just too damn pretty. Kept distracting me from what the other actors were doing. 😀

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  4. Thank you, PP coming through as always. Any thoughts on subbing Forward Forever after this? It suffers from google translate.

    Everyone, PP also subbed best version of The Legends, watch it to feed your drama addiction.

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  6. Thank you for both episodes. My Saturday early morning treat — I also love the synopsis and explanation of different references (e. g. Peonies and historical background of the time period). That adds so much to the total enjoyment of the drama for a lot of English speakers. A good drama so far – keep up the extraordinary good work that you do.


    1. Thanks, that seemed to work. I set it at 480.. thanks for the quick response and for subbing . I have watched many things on your site and appreciate you very much.


  7. thanks so much!! The video keeps popping in and out of focus, mostly out… is it the speed of my internet ? I am on a Mac computer using Chrome.


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