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skylee

I watched an artist play this song in a big shopping mall on Boxing Day. Although it was played on a piano and although it was only part of the song, it has stuck in my mind. But I have always liked it. It is very Chinese.

梁山伯與祝英台 Butterfly Lovers -> http://tv.cntv.cn/video/C27300/a696eeb66c69453e8a04f85177948634

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roddy

Song just came on which reminded me of the first few bars of

by 陈琳. Took me right back to the streets of Harbin, 2001. Or 2002. Dunno. 

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Demonic_Duck
Thank you all so much for sharing your favorite songs here! I only just recently decided that I'm "ready" to try to listen to some Chinese music and even though I understand less than half of the lyrics, I'm still having fun discovering new songs and learning by translating the lyrics :) This method worked for me years ago when I started learning Spanish, so hopefully it will work with Chinese as well :)

The great thing about listening to music in a language you're learning is that, if it's good music in a style you enjoy, you're pretty much guaranteed to like it, no matter how much or little you understand. The same isn't true of books, films, TV, computer games etc., where not understanding enough of the language is very likely to ruin it. I've only just started to be able to enjoy films in Chinese (and even then nothing too specialised), and I still get little enjoyment out of reading most of the time, yet I've been able to enjoy 唐朝乐队 ever since I first heard them, despite the fact that their lyrics are very flowery and my Chinese was virtually nonexistent at that time.

 

My recommendation for today: 你说,你说,你说 by 陈胤希. It's a cover version of Quizas, Quizas, Quizas which contains both the original Spanish and a Chinese version (though not a direct translation). Anyway, I can enjoy the Spanish bits despite not understanding a word :D

http://music.baidu.com/search?key=%E4%BD%A0%E8%AF%B4+%E9%99%88%E8%83%A4%E5%B8%8C

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Ania
The great thing about listening to music in a language you're learning is that, if it's good music in a style you enjoy, you're pretty much guaranteed to like it, no matter how much or little you understand. The same isn't true of books, films, TV, computer games etc., where not understanding enough of the language is very likely to ruin it. 

 

Exactly! Which is why it's such a great way to learn - you are listening to/watching something you genuinely enjoy and not something you go over just for the sake of learning. I estimate that with every new song I listen to more than 20 times I learn about 5 new words, which is really great!! As far as watching TV, I'm not there yet, but I hope that this year I will finally stary enjoying some movies/TV shows, even if I only understand a percentage of what is being said. 

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skylee

沒結果的一些感情。 A very desperate title. And I like the beginning of the song, mainly because it starts with a coffee. And I really like the part before the chorus. This is an old song. The singer is called Christopher Wong 黃凱芹.

一杯黑咖啡 一片燈影

夜半三點的空酒瓶

通通不作聲 不作一聲

共我觀夜靜

一雙黑眼睛 一個身影

沒結果的一些感情

一生牽我心 使我只好

用這生認命

輕輕把你想 雖說不應

但我最愛這夢境

可否講我知 一切安好

活得高興

輕輕把你想 把你傾聽

自製數個百個夢境

管不得究竟

真正開心 或假高興

願你一生沒哀傷

願你終於找到自己方向

若偶不開心便找我

別要孤單的獨唱

將哀傷全交給我

完全不須要覺牽強

知不知 離開的你

完全不須說 對不起

youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjyxctt57FE

Mainland China - http://www.kuwo.cn/yinyue/90510

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semantic nuance

It's a song of reminiscence, at least it hits me like that.

 

徐佳瑩- 尋人啟事  Listen (mp3),  Youtube

 

 

Lyrics: 

 

作詞:Hush
作曲:黃建為
演唱: 徐佳瑩

 

讓我看看 你的照片
究竟為什麼 你消失不見
多數時間 你在哪邊
會不會疲倦 你思念著誰

而世界的粗糙
讓我去到你身邊 難一些
而緣分的細膩
又清楚地浮現 你的臉

有些時候 我也疲倦
停止了思念 卻不肯鬆懈
就算世界 擋在我前面
猖狂的說 別再奢侈浪費

我多想找到你 輕捧你的臉
我會張開我雙手 撫摸你的背
請讓我擁有你 失去的時間
更多更詳盡歌詞 在
在你流淚之前 保管你的淚

而世界的粗糙
讓我去到你身邊 難一些
而緣分的細膩
又清楚地浮現 你的臉

我多想找到你 輕捧你的臉
我會張開我雙手 撫摸你的背
請讓我擁有你 失去的時間
在你流淚之前 保管你的淚

有些時候 我也疲倦
停止了思念 卻不肯鬆懈
就算世界 擋在我前面
猖狂的說 別再奢侈 浪費

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ouyangjun

Been listening to 赵雷 a lot lately.  Have had his song 人家 stuck in my head all day.  赵雷 is a Chinese folk singer... love his stuff.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f8NBh740cQ <-- youtube link.

 

Lyrics below:

人家有车 人家有房 人家有大批的存款入到账
人家是花 人家是公主 人家不能受委屈 和你一起吃苦
人家的父母 是公司的干部 人家的一句话 是你几年的辛苦
人家是什么 我又算什么 我只能做在街边沉默的妄想着
而我只是一个穷小子 生活简单的就像是一块石子
我只不过是一个唱歌的孩子 只要能填饱我的肚子
我家的车是一辆老旧的28车 蹬起来有劲 坐上去潇洒
我租来的房子 只有十四五平米大 用花布装饰的墙 特别温馨特别暖
人家和我不是一路货色 我该放弃对美梦的拥有和执着
酸甜苦辣独享其中的快活 只要家人健康平安的活着

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skylee

On a Saturday night a couple of weeks ago, after watching Birdman and feeling quite sick (as I had sat in the front row), I walked past Times Square in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. There a group was performing. They said they would be there every Saturday night until 11PM (ie start of noise control). I thought they were great. Many of the songs they sang were new to me. But the kids sitting on the ground around the group could sing along with them, so obviously I knew nothing about what was pop nowadays. One of these songs made a particular impression, as both the singers and the crowd seemed to enjoy it very much, and I also found it extremely nice. It is not a love song. The song is about dreams and courage and revolution. It is called 無盡, originally sung by Supper Moment.

Youtube - https://youtube.com/watch?v=4PACFmxlHm8

Mainland China - http://m.letv.com/vplay_20511054.html

PS - I especially like the first 倔強, as it sounds really 倔強.

PPS - I have just realised why those kids (and also I) like(d) the song so much. Because that was/is the spirit of our pursuit for reform.

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Demonic_Duck

陈奕迅's 《红玫瑰》. Not particularly easy to sing (and it seems I've already forgotten half the words despite having learnt it before), but the words and tune are both really nice. One to re-learn.

 

It also has a Cantonese counterpart, 《白玫瑰》, but my Cantonese is currently limited to about 3 (probably badly-pronounced) phrases, think it'll be a while before I'm up to singing songs in it!  :lol:

 

Baidu Music: 《红玫瑰》 《白玫瑰》

Youtube: 《红玫瑰》 《白玫瑰》

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semantic nuance

This song is from the drama 離婚律師,(aka 離婚好嗎? which is on in Taiwan). This drama is quite good.

 

離婚律師劇集

 

片尾曲: 曲婉婷--愛的勇氣 (youtube)

 

 

 

歌詞 :

 

曲婉婷 
 

愛的勇氣  
作詞:姚謙
作曲:曲婉婷(Wanting Qu)

朝著 日落大道奔去
久別重逢是否可能
把破碎的愛 再還原

原來 愛不害怕路途遙遠
也不害怕時光流逝人事非
只怕 愛得不夠堅決

還記得 擁抱時的心跳
還記得與你的親吻
和你身上 的味道

讓一切無處可逃
我學會祈禱 忘掉悲傷
愛的勇氣再燃燒
哦哦哦 愛的勇氣
我已準備好
再次迎接愛的來到

我們都不再年少
看懂似是而非的矯情
選擇面對自己的 初心

不再回憶來路的艱辛
只當作必須付出的學習
放下了 面對著愛情

還記得 擁抱時的心跳
還記得與你的 親吻
和你身上 的味道

讓一切無處可逃
我學會祈禱 忘掉悲傷
愛的勇氣再燃燒
哦哦哦 愛的勇氣
我已準備好
再次迎接愛的來到

可以再次擁抱 就享受擁抱
打開彼此的靈魂每一個竅門去體會感動
屬於你我
眼前的每一秒

哦哦哦 愛的勇氣
我已準備好 忘掉悲傷
愛的勇氣再燃燒
哦哦哦 愛的勇氣
我已準備好
再次迎接愛的來到
再次迎接愛的來到
再次迎接愛的來到

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skylee

The name "Wanting" does not look good at all. :mrgreen:

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