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Learn Chinese Language From a Song — 爱就一个字

爱就一个字 is a touching love song. Though it is a love song, it is the theme song for 宝莲灯 (Lotus Lantern), which is based on the love between a mother and a child. The lyrics is simple and keep repeating. The big picture of the song is a boy (the child) uses his love, action and persistence to find his mother.

张信哲 (Jeff Chang) sings the song. He is the Prince of Love Songs (情歌王子). Thus, a song sang by the Prince of Love Songs is inevitably a touching song.

Disclaimer: The lyrics of the song is for learning purpose.

词:陈佳丽

曲:Jean-Michel Ou

拨开天空的乌云 像蓝丝绒一样美丽

我为你翻山越岭 却无心看风景

我想你 身不由己 每个念头有新的梦境

但愿你没忘记 我永远保护你

不管风雨的打击 全心全意

# 两个人相互辉映 光芒胜过夜晚繁星

我为你翻山越岭 却无心看风景

我想你     鼓足勇气 凭爱的地图散播讯息

但愿你没忘记 我永远保护你

从此不必再流浪找寻

% 爱就一个字 我只说一次

你知道我只会用行动表示

承诺一辈子   守住了坚持

付出永远不会太迟

* 爱就一个字 我只说一次

恐怕听见的人勾起了相思

任时光飞驰   搜索你的影子

让你幸福我愿意试

Repeat # % * % *

(让你幸福是我一生在乎的事)

Chinese Language Learning Corner

  • 天空 — sky
  • 乌云 — dark cloud
  • 蓝丝绒 — blue velvet
  • 美丽 — beautiful
  • 翻山越岭 — climb over mountains
  • 无心看风景 — not in the mood to enjoy the scenery (because I have an important mission)
  • 我想你 — I miss you
  • 但愿 — hopefully
  • 忘记 — forget
  • 永远 — forever
  • 保护 — protect
  • 全心全意 — wholeheartedly
  • 爱就一个字 我只说一次 — Love is a word (就 is used to emphasize), I only say this once.
  • 你知道我只会用行动表示 — You know that I will only show (my love) with actions

Hope you have learnt some Chinese words while listening to the song. No matter you are singing this song to your parents or your significant other, this song certainly makes them feel loved. Enjoy!

Learn Chinese Language From a Song — 碎花

碎花 is a soothing song. You know it when you hear the song. The lyrics is written in a poetic way. Thus, 碎花 is a good song to learn Chinese language for advanced learners. Nonetheless, if you find the lyrics difficult to understand, just sit back and enjoy the song. Learning Chinese language does not have to be difficult.

Similar to 爱不胜防, 碎花 has the ending words that rhyme (垂、吹、归、醉、灰、回、谁). Yet, 碎花 is a sad song in a subtle way because you need to understand the lyrics to know that it is a sad story. A person is waiting for another person that will never come back. We cannot see happy ending at the end of the tunnel.

李偲菘 and 李伟菘 sing the song. They are brothers and both are good at composing songs. You may want to search the song in YouTube by the keywords: 碎花。

Disclaimer: The lyrics of the song is for learning purpose.

词:邢增华

曲:李伟菘/李偲菘

一任竹帘深垂 依稀树曳风吹

等待的人最苦 离去的人不归

情浓似酒会醉 一朝心碎如灰

岁月流水不回 幽上眉头是谁

我已经尝遍了 最甜最苦的滋味

梦见碎花如雨随风飞

你的眼 你的眉 你的笑 你的泪

梦见碎花如雨随风飞

抓不住 找不回 忘不掉 人憔悴

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碎花如雨随风飞

Chinese Language Learning Corner

  • 碎花 — 碎 means something has broken into pieces. Matching with flowers, 碎花 means a lot (pieces) of flower petals. We also use 碎花 for floral pattern, as in 姐姐穿了一件碎花图案的裙子。(Elder sister is wearing a skirt with floral pattern.)
  • 竹 — bamboo
  • 树 — tree
  • 风吹 — blowing wind
  • 等待的人最苦 — the person who waits is the most miserable
  • 离去的人不归 — the person who has left will not return
  • 谁 — who
  • 我已经尝遍了 — I have tasted
  • 最甜最苦的滋味 — the taste of the sweetest and the most miserable. 滋味 is taste, but it is used for taste of life, not taste of food.
  • 梦见碎花如雨随风飞 — 梦 = dream (verb), 如雨 = like the rain, 随风飞 = flying with the wind. The person dreams of a scene, the flower petals falling down like rain when the wind blows. What does the dream indicate? The person perceives the dream as a sad ending where the person he misses will not return (fall as the flower petals).
  • 你的眼 你的眉 你的笑 你的泪 — Your eyes, your eyebrows, your smile and your tears. It means everything about you.
  • 抓不住 找不回 忘不掉 人憔悴 — Cannot hold it, cannot find it back, cannot forget it, the person is languishing.

The lyrics is beautiful; imagine the time when the flower petals falling down with the wind. Hope you have learnt some Chinese words while listening to the song. Even if you do not understand the lyrics, listen to the soothing tune. Enjoy!

A Story for a Song — 责任 (The Song)

张宇 (Phil Chang) is one of the famous singers of my era. Though I have been listening to his songs for some years, I first heard of 责任 recently from a friend’s CD. I fall in love with the song immediately. Subsequently, I search for the lyrics and the music video.

I love sad songs, I love the lyrics and I love the “story” of the song. I want to write a story for this song because the music video does not bring out my feeling towards the lyrics. Before that, let’s look at the lyrics.

Disclaimer: The lyrics of the song is for learning purpose.

词:十一郎

曲:张宇

我听着妳上了锁     重重靠在门的背后

哭着用力地说     既然去留都错     非要铁心拒绝我

我只跌坐在门口     想像门后妳的反驳

就算爱也足够     毕竟责任太多     怎么才能让妳懂

心里的痛难受     选择的路难走     了解的话没有人肯对我说

想给妳的越多     辜负妳的越多     有谁会知道我承受的折磨

心里的痛难受     选择的路难走     我最爱的妳连眼神都空洞

越在乎的温柔     伤我伤的越重     得到和失去竟都在这个时候

 

Chinese Language Learning Corner

  • 责任 — responsibility
  • 锁 — lock (verb)
  • 背后 — behind, 门的背后 = behind the door
  • 错 — wrong
  • 拒绝 — reject
  • 想像 — imagine
  • 爱 — love
  • 足够 — sufficient
  • 太多 — too much, 责任太多 = too much responsibility
  • 懂 — understand
  • 心里的痛 — the pain in the heart
  • 选择的路 — the chosen road
  • 了解的话 — the understanding words
  • 折磨 — torturing (noun), 折磨 can also be used as a verb
  • 温柔 — tender, as in love and tender
  • 得到和失去 — obtain and lose

Listen to the song a few times. Do you have a story of your own from the lyrics? Let’s go to my story now!