A video community app focused primarily on young people became popular recently in China. It is a social platform for 15-second creative music videos called “抖音 (dǒu yīn) an app similar to musical.ly.” With more and more people using it, songs shared on this app become very popular as well.
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Among them, “学猫叫 (xué māojiào)” written by Xiao Fengfeng, has a catchy tune and is easy to learn. Therefore, it becomes one of the most popular songs in China recently.
Wǒmen yìqǐ xué māo jiào,
Let’s learn to meow like a cat,
Yìqǐ miāo miāo miāo miāo miāo.
Meow meow meow meow meow, together.
Zài nǐ miànqián sā gè jiāo,
I act like a spoiled child in front of you,
Ai yōu miāo miāo miāo miāo miāo.
Oh no, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow.
Wǒ de xīnzàng pēngpēng tiào,
My heartbeat speeds up,
Míliàn shàng nǐ de huài xiào.
Infatuated with your smirk.
Nǐ bù shuō ài wǒ wǒ jiù miāo miāo miāo.
If you don’t say you love me, I will meow, meow, meow.
Měi tiān dōu xūyào nǐ de yōngbào,
I need your hug every day,
Zhēnxī zài yìqǐ de měi fēn měi miǎo.
Cherishing every second and every minute that we’re together.
Nǐ duì wǒ duō zhòngyào,
How important you are to me,
Wǒ xiǎng nǐ bǐ wǒ gèng zhīdào.
I think you know that better than I do.
Nǐ jiù shì wǒ de nǚzhǔjué.
You’re my heroine.
Yǒu shíhòu wǒ lǎn de xiàng zhī māo,
Sometimes I’m lazy as a cat,
Píqì bù hǎo shí yòu zhāngyáwǔzhǎo.
And I when I’m in a temper, I bare my teeth and claws
Nǐ zǒng shì wēnróu de,
You’re always gentle,
Néng bǎ wǒ de xīn rónghuà diào.
Warming my heart.
Wǒ xiǎngyào dāng nǐ de xiǎo māo māo.
I want to be your kitten.
Key Words from the song:
喵 (Miāo): mimetic word; the mew of the cat
砰砰 (Pēngpēng): mimetic word; bang-bang
拥抱 (Yōngbào) : hug; embrace; enfold
珍惜 (Zhēnxī): treasure; value; cherish
迷恋 (Míliàn): be addicted to; be infatuated with; madly cling to
温柔 (WēnRóu): blandness; soft; meek; gentle tender
1. Which of the following words is used to describe the sound cats make?