Nirvana In Fire, Translation

Nirvana in Fire Chapter 117 Translation

Hope everyone is staying safe still! Life has been busy, I’ve been taking summer courses while also doing 1.5 internships (technically 2, but one only counts as 0.5 since the format changed due to COVID), and also teaching in the morning. We are still shooting for a chapter a month!


Chapter 117: Crisis

“Someone with an injury?” Yan Yujin looked around and asked, “Who?”

“Did you see someone or not?”

“I was in the carriage earlier.” Yan Yujin patted the coachman and asked, “Did you see anyone?”

The coachman shook his head. 

Xia Qiu knitted his eyebrows slightly. Did he chase in the wrong direction? Otherwise, the Yan carriage must have run into the fugitive. Unless… Continue reading “Nirvana in Fire Chapter 117 Translation”

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Nirvana in Fire Chapter 116 Translation

I have been meaning to finish and post this chapter, but it has been very busy with midterm season… Workload has been pretty crazy, especially with everything being online. Here is the next chapter, thank you for your patience!


Chapter 116: Ambush

Continuous snowfall was suddenly interrupted on the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month. The skies cleared, and a sun that seemed especially golden and warm rose in the sky. However, after a night of clear skies in the capital city, it became more dry and cold, with foggy condensation following every breath taken. The piercing cold seemed as if it was about to freeze all internal organs, flowing into the body through the lungs. Continue reading “Nirvana in Fire Chapter 116 Translation”

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Nirvana in Fire Chapter 114 Translation

Hoping everyone is staying safe from COVID-19! I am currently practicing social distancing, and everyone is required to be in self-quarantine as there is a required shelter in place lockdown. All my university classes have moved online, but it seems that professors are doubling the workload. I’m working through as much as I can, and am excited to announce that Lang Ya Scribe and I are working together to hopefully collaborate and get more chapters out to everyone! 


Chapter 114: Resentment

As the first frost began to settle in, the required statistics of each province’s autumn harvests were slowly being received by the court. Due to the summer and spring drought, many province officials reported disasters, with some places having locust plagues resulting in not a single grain being harvested. Famine refugees scattered everywhere begging for food, and the situation was very serious. Prince Yu, in order to boost his reputation, announced that he would be cutting down on personal spendings, and donated thirty thousand pieces of silver to improve the conditions for the citizens, in addition to the Ministry of Revenue’s own disaster relief fund. He won widespread praise for his actions. Prince Jing on the other hand, never had a wealthy background and was also providing for a large group of orphans in his army–Consort Jing was unable to provide assistance in this aspect either, and thus Prince Jing seemed less generous and paled in comparison. Continue reading “Nirvana in Fire Chapter 114 Translation”

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Nirvana in Fire Chapter 113 Translation

In February, we finally got snow and I thought we would have a snow day, which would mean no school. Instead, we still had school and I had to walk to class in the freezing cold, and it was slippery with the ice too. How sad. That didn’t stop me from starting this translation instead of my reading though… And now, I have finally finished it–the translations towards the end become progressively rougher, but I feel that it is still postable. It’s already been quite a long time since the last update, and I don’t want to make the wait longer than it already is.


Chapter 113: Unsheathing of the Sword

Before Xiao Jingyan was crowned a qin prince, whether it was in the inner palace, in the royal courts, or even for the Emperor himself, everyone felt that they had narrow options and were solving a problem with only two choices. It seemed that if you did not choose the Crown Prince, then you should choose Prince Yu, and if you did not choose Prince Yu, then you should choose the Crown Prince. Even if at this time, one did not clearly display the intent to support one or the other, it was inevitable that sooner or later, one of the two would take over the throne. Continue reading “Nirvana in Fire Chapter 113 Translation”

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Translation with Notes of The Untamed Main Theme

I have been super late to watching The Untamed, but recently received a request to translate the theme song (even though I know there are some translations out there). I personally have different interpretations from some of the other translations out there, so I decided to try it out. The lyrics to all the character songs are so beautifully written–I hope to translate all at some point, but it will take time. 

Although there are versions where Yibo and Xiao Zhan sing the whole thing themselves, I feel as if the lyrics are pretty deliberate in the way it is ordered, and have translated/interpreted the lyrics in such a way. The literal and lyrical is sometimes the same, but I have occasionally made adjustments and have noted where I have done so. 

For a lyrical translation only version, click here. You can listen to the song from the official TengXun MV here.


无羁 – The Untamed

无羁 (wú jī) literally means untamed/unrestrained, and is usually the word used to describe Wei Wuxian, who is “the untamed one.” Another interpretation is that because this song was originally named “忘羡 -Wang Xian” in the novel, which is a combination of Lan Wangji and Wei Wuxian‘s names, Wu Ji is a different way of combining Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji’s names together, even though the “ji” character is different.

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The Untamed Main Theme – Translation Only Version

This is the translation of the main theme to the drama “The Untamed,” with only the lyrical translation. If you would like a more in-depth translation with notes, click here.

无羁 – The Untamed

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Nirvana in Fire Chapter 112 Translation

I actually had pretty much this entire chapter other than the last few paragraphs translated for a long time, but then real life kicked in and I got crazy busy. I still can’t believe that it has already been three months since the last chapter I posted, since I was originally planning for a chapter a week. Hopefully I will get to more during winter break. If you haven’t read my translating disclaimer, it is at the beginning of Chapter 10 🙂 Please feel free to leave comments!


Chapter 112: A Cloud of Suspicion

After all matters were discussed, Prince Jing stood up to signal the conclusion of the meeting. With Prince Jing’s back to him, Mei Changsu took this opportunity to shoot a glance at Meng Zhi and signal to him. The General Commander was still deep in thought, processing the various analyses that Mei Changsu had just talked through, so he did not immediately understand what Mei Changsu was hinting about. It was not until Mei Changsu secretly mouthed some words to him that he suddenly remembered what he was instructed to do earlier. Continue reading “Nirvana in Fire Chapter 112 Translation”

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Nirvana in Fire Chapter 111 Translation

I think this is a new personal record! A whole chapter in 2 days… Most likely because I know this part too well from watching the drama so many times–this is one of my favorite parts! If you haven’t read my translating note/disclaimer, please read the note at the beginning of Chapter 110 🙂


Chapter 111: A Favor 

When Prince Jing finished his sentence, the most nervous in the entire secret chamber was Meng Zhi, and the most relaxed was Fei Liu. In between the reactions of the two, was Mei Changsu, who did not seem to be startled, yet was evidently not purposely pretending to be calm either. He slightly narrowed his eyes in concentration, as if trying to understand exactly what Prince Jing had just said, and when realizing what had happened, he then revealed emotions of slight surprise and alarm, looking apologetic as well. He turned slowly, and in a reprimanding tone, called out, “Fei Liu…Did you say something you are not supposed to say?”

“Did not!” The young man did not know why he was being reprimanded and he widened his eyes with his mouth slightly open, looking very upset and misunderstood. Continue reading “Nirvana in Fire Chapter 111 Translation”

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Nirvana in Fire Chapter 110 Translation

An email in my inbox last night had successfully convinced me to continue translating from where others have left off and return back to where I last left off later on. For any new readers, please note that my translation is by no means perfect not only because I have not had my wonderful (professional) friends edit, and also because I am an ABC using this as a means of improving my own Chinese skills as well. I try to do my best and avoid comma splices, but because of the speed of this translation, I’m sure I have missed a few here and there. I welcome (kind) suggestions and corrections. My translations may be slightly different from others out there, and not quite as good, but I love both the NiF novel and drama and would like to do what little I can to contribute to the English speaking fan community.


Chapter 110: Rising Winds, Coming Storms

In a fury, the Emperor left the Eastern Palace’s Changxin Hall, refusing a carriage and support from anyone. As he did so in a hurry, he suddenly felt his vision go black and fell straight backwards just as he arrived at Yongfeng Hall. Fortunately, Meng Zhi swiftly rushed over to support him, and no harm was done. Gao Zhan quickly pulled out a soothing incense box from his sleeve and blew some of the powdered medicine towards the Emperor’s nose. With a sneeze, he regained consciousness and could see clearly again through his slightly red eyes.  Continue reading “Nirvana in Fire Chapter 110 Translation”