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Kong Junrui

Beatles songs translated

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Kong Junrui

I just thought this would be good practice, so because I couldn't find any Chinese translations of Beatles lyrics, I wrote some on my own to one of their songs, Eight Days a Week. I chose this song cause I think this would be one of the easier ones for me to attempt. Here are the lyrics I made:

我需要你的爱

你知道那

希望你需要我

像我需要你

抱我,爱我,抱我,爱我

除了爱都没有

八天星期

我每天爱你

我永远想起你

有一个想法

永远爱你

抱我,爱我,抱我,爱我

除了爱都没有

八天星期

八天星期

我爱你

八天星期

不足够时间

我需要你的爱

你知道那

希望你需要我

像我需要你

抱我,爱我,抱我,爱我

除了爱都没有

八天星期

八天星期

我爱你

八天星期

不足够时间

我每天爱你

我永远想起你

有一个想法

永远爱你

抱我,爱我,抱我,爱我

除了爱都没有

八天星期

八天星期

八天星期

(English)

What do you guys think? I know some lines aren't exact, but I took liberties trying to do what I could. Some lines I either didn't know how to translate or couldn't fit the right amount of syllables so I made it up a bit.

Oh, and the title lyric, "Eight days a week," I couldn't find any entry in either of my dictionaries so I went ahead and used 八天星期. What do you guys think about that?

Thanks!

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againstwind

Good job!:D

For the title, my version is '一周八日' or '一周八天' or '一个星期有八天'

And a little grammatical modification:

我需要你的爱

我猜你知道我是真心的

希望你需要我

像我需要你一样

抱我,爱我,抱我,爱我

除了爱什么都没有

一周八天

我每天爱你

我永远想

有一个想法

永远爱你

抱我,爱我,抱我,爱我

除了爱什么都没有

一周八天

一周八天

我爱你

一周八天

也不够来表达我的爱

......

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Ian_Lee

Let me try.

Yesterday,

All my troubles seemed so far away,

Now it looks as though they're here to stay,

Oh, I believe in yesterday.

昨天, 昨天,

我煩惱似已盡消

但此刻煩惱卻像還未消逝

哦…..我深信昨天依舊仍在

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Lu

Translation looks fine in meaning, but don't seem to fit the melody very well, and also it doesn't rhyme. Or was it just about straightforward translations?

My attempt, at one couplet from 每週八天:

我每天都爱你

一直在想妳

(我)只有一个想法

永远在一起

Ok, not that fantastic either... but that's why I usually don't do Eng-Chin translation...

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madizi

Oh, man, what a great thread!!! :clap I was a big fan of Beatles in primary school (other schoolmates thought that I'm crazy because I like old music). An of course, I still like their music (some people even say that I look like John Lennon:wink:)

I'll try to pick one song and translate it, but don't have time right now. But anyway, great thread!!!:D

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Avlised

This is great . . .  Im looking for the Mandarin words for Yesterday.  Do  you have them ?  ? ? 

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