Sobat pembaca pada artkel kali ini, tidak berisi materi belajar melainkan berisikan cerita sangkuriang dalam bahasa inggris dan artinya. Sangkuriang adalah cerita rakyat dari Jawa Barat cerita ini dikaitkan sebagai asal usul dari Gunung Tangkuban Perahu. Namanya cerita rakyat yang tidak dapat di buktikan kebenarannya selalu ada dengan versi cerita yang berbeda-beda, tapi inti dari cerita tetap sama.
Arti cerita sangkuriang ini secara ringkas mengisahkan bahwa sangkuriang ini adalah, anak dari seorang wanita bernama Dayang Sumbi dengan sorang pangeran yang berubah menjadi anjing yang bernama Tumag. Sangkuriang lari dari rumah karena tidak sengaja membunuh Tumang ketika sedang berburu. Dia dimarahi dan dipukul ibunya, sehingga dia lari dari rumah. Setelah dewasa bertemu wanita cantik. mereka saling jatuh cinta dan berkeinginan menikah. Rupanya wanita itu, adalah ibu sangkuriang yang berubah menjadi muda dan cantik, setelah mandi air rendaman hati Tumang, tetapi mereka sama-sama tidak saling kenal. Suatu saat wanita itu baru menyadari ada luka di pelipis Sangkuriang yang mirip dengan anaknya dulu yang hilang setelah ia pukul.
Dayang Sumbi berusaha menggagalkan pernikahannya. Dayang Sumbi meminta agar Sangkuriang membuatkan perahu dan telaga (danau) dalam waktu semalam.
Sangkuriang mulai bekerja dengan bantuan kekuatan gaib.Dayang Sumbi merusaha menggagalkan usaha Sangkuriang dengan bantuan wanita-wanita desa. Usaha mereka membuat Sangkuriang tidak berhasil menyelesaikannya apa yang diminta dayang Sumbi. Dengan marah dia menendang perahu buatannya yang hampir jadi hingga mendarat dalam keadaan terbalik dan membentuk Gunung Tangkuban Perahu.
Cerita Sangkuriang dalam Bahasa Inggris
Long time ago in West Java, there was a beautiful girl named Dayang Sumbi. She was also smart and clever. A prince from the heavenly kingdom of Kahyangan desire her as his wife. The prince got permission from his father to marry her on one condition, when they had a child, the prince would transform into a dog. The prince accepted the condition. They got married and lived happily in the woods until Dayang Sumbi gave birth to a baby boy named Sangkuriang. After the baby was born the prince then changed into a dog named Tumang.
Everyday Sangkuriang hunted animals and looked for fruits to eat. Tumang always accompanied him. Sangkuriang did not that Tumas was his wather. One day, when he was hunting, Sangkuriang accidentally killed Tumang. His arrow missed the deer he was targeting and hit Tumang instead. He went home and tells her mother about the dog. Dayang Sumbi was sad and angry, she grabbed a weaving tool and hit Sangkuriang’s head with it. Dayang Sumbi was so sad; she didn’t pay any attention to Sangkuriang and started to cry.
Sangkuriang felt sad and also confused. Sangkuriang went away from their home and went on a journey. In the morning, Dayang Sumbi finally stopped crying and feel better, so she went to find Sangkuriang. But her son was no where to be found. Finally, she went home with nothing and exhausted. She fell asleep, and in her dream, she meets her husband, he said “My Wife, don’t be sad. Go look for my body in the woods and get the heart. Soak it with water, and use the water to bathe, and you will look young forever,” After bathing with the water used to soak the dog’s heart, Dayang Sumbi looked more beautiful and even younger.
And time passed by. Sangkuriang on his journey stopped at a village and met and fell in love with a beautiful girl. The beautiful girl was Dayang Sumbi his own mother, but he didn’t realize it. Their love grew naturally and he asked the girl to marry him. One day, Sangkuriang was going on a hunt. He asked Dayang Sumbi to fix the turban on his head. Dayang Sumbi was startled when she saw a scar on his head at the same place where she, years ago, hit Sangkuriang on the head.
She realized that she had to do something to prevent Sangkuriang from marrying her. But she did not wish to disappoint him by cancelling the wedding. So, although she agreed to marry Sangkuriang, she would do so only on the condition that he provides her with a lake and built a beautiful boat, all in one night.
Sangkuriang accepted this condition without a doubt. He had spent his youth studying magical arts. After the sun went down, Sangkuriang went to the hill. Then he called a group of genie to build a dam around Citarum River. Dayang Sumbi, who had been spying on him, realised that Sangkuriang would fulfill the condition she had set. Dayang Sumbi immediately woke all the women in the village and asked them to wave a long red scarf. All the women in the village were waving red scarf, making it look as if dawn was breaking. Deceived by false dawn, the cock crowed and farmers rose for the new day.
Sangkuriang’s genie servants immediately dropped their work and ran for cover from the sun, which they feared. Sangkuriang grew furious. With all his anger, he kicked the unfinished boat. The boat flew and landed on a valley. The boat then became a mountain, called Mount Tangkuban Perahu (Tangkuban means upturned or upside down, and Perahu means boat). With his power, he destroyed the dam. The water drained from the lake becoming a wide plain and nowadays became a city called Bandung (from the word Bendung, which means Dam).
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