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A Chinese Song Only for the Most Loved Children

Dec. 21, 2018

Chinese popular song for Children: “吉祥三宝 (jíxiáng sān bǎo) Sambo Auspicious”

“吉祥三宝 (Jíxiáng sān bǎo) sambo auspicious” is a song Buren Bayar wrote to his three-year-old daughter who liked to ask many questions and Buren would answer all of them. Buren said that in his view, a direct and crude refusal to answer questions was a disservice to the child’s young mind. Every utterance of “no” out of a parent’s mouth is like a nuisance that prevents a child from moving forward.

Therefore, Buren communicates with his daughter with a serious and equal attitude, patiently giving an answer. The song “吉祥三宝 (jíxiáng sān bǎo) sambo auspicious” describes exactly that unforgettable experience.

The original song was created in Mongolian, and later the composer Wang Bao changed it into a Chinese song. With a cheerful tune, It is full of childlike playfulness. It is also a lovely, stunning, and popular song with the kind of charm which spans beyond language, culture, and age.

Lyrics:

Xiǎo nǚhái: “Bàba.”
小女孩:“爸爸。”
The little girl: “Dad.”

Bàba: “Āi.”
爸爸:“哎。”
Dad: “Aye.”

Xiǎo nǚhái: “Tàiyáng chūlái yuèliàng huíjiā le ma?”
小女孩:“太阳出来月亮回家了吗?”
The little girl: “Is the sun coming up and the moon going home?”

Bàba: “Duì la.”
爸爸:“对啦。”
Dad: “Right.”

Xiǎo nǚhái: “Xīngxing chūlái tàiyáng qù nǎlǐ la?”
小女孩:“星星出来太阳去哪里啦?”
The little girl: “The stars are coming out and Where did the sun go?”

Bàba: “Zài tiānshàng.”
爸爸:“在天上。”
Dad: “In the sky.”

Xiǎo nǚhái: “Wǒ zěnme zhǎo yě zhǎo bú dào tā.”
小女孩:“我怎么找也找不到它。”
The little girl: “I can’t find it with all my effort.”

Bàba: “Tā huíjiā la.”
爸爸:“它回家啦。”
Dad: “It has gone home.”

Héchàng: “Tàiyáng yuèliàng xīngxing jiù shì jíxiáng de yì jiā.”
合唱:“太阳月亮星星就是吉祥的一家。”
Together: “The sun, the moon, and the star are a lucky family.”

Xiǎo nǚhái: “Māma.”
小女孩:“妈妈。”
The little girl: “Mom.”

Māma: “Āi .”
妈妈:“哎。”
Mom: “Aye.”

Xiǎo nǚhái: “Yèzi lǜ le shénme shíhòu kāihuā?”
小女孩:“叶子绿了什么时候开花?”
The little girl: “The leaves turn green and when will they bloom?”

Māma: “Děng xiàtiān lái le.”
妈妈:“等夏天来了。”
Mom: “Wait till the arrival of the summer.”

Xiǎo nǚhái: “Huār hóng le guǒshí néng qù zhāi ma?”
小女孩:“花儿红了果实能去摘吗?”
The little girl: “Can we pick the fruits when the flowers turn red?”

Māma: “Děng qiūtiān dào lā.”
妈妈:“等秋天到啦。”
Mom: “Wait till the arrival of the autumn.”

Xiǎo nǚhái: “Guǒshí zhòng zài tǔ lǐ néng fāyá ma?”
小女孩:“果实种在土里能发芽吗?”
The little girl: “Can the fruit sprout when it is planted in the soil?”

Māma: “Tā huì zhǎngdà de!”
妈妈:“它会长大的!”
Mom: “It will grow up!”

Héchàng: “Huār yèzi guǒshí jiù shì jíxiáng de yì jiā.”
合唱:“花儿叶子果实就是吉祥的一家。”
Together: “The flowers, the leaves, and the fruits are a lucky family.”

Bàba māma: “Bǎobèi.”
爸爸妈妈:“宝贝。”
Dad and mom: “Baby.”

Nǚr: “A.”
女儿:“啊。”
Daughter: “Ah.”

Bàba māma: “Bàba xiàng tàiyáng zhào zhe māma.”
爸爸妈妈:“爸爸像太阳照着妈妈。”
Dad and mom: “Dad shines on mom like a sun.”

Nǚr: “Nà māma?”
女儿:“那妈妈呢?”
Daughter: “What about mom?”

Bàba māma: “Māma xiàng lǜ yè tuō zhe hóng huā.”
爸爸妈妈:“妈妈像绿叶托着红花。”
Dad and mom: “Mom is like a green leaf holding the red flowers up.”

Nǚr: “Wǒ ne?”
女儿:“我呢?”
Daughter: “And me?”

Bàba Māma: “Nǐ xiàng zhǒngzi yíyàng zhèngzài fāyá.”
爸爸妈妈:“你像种子一样正在发芽。”
Dad and mom: “You’re germinating like a seed.

Héchàng: “Wǒmen sān gè jiù shì jíxiáng rúyì de yì jiā.”
合唱:“我们三个就是吉祥如意的一家。” 
Together: “We are a lucky family.”

(Watch a Video to learn Chinese Blessings: 如意吉祥 (Rúyì jíxiáng) Everything Goes Well)

Key Words:

太阳 (Tàiyáng) sun

月亮 (Yuèliàng) moon

星星 (Xīngxing) star

夏天 (Xiàtiān) summer

秋天 (Qiūtiān) autumn

花 (Huā) flower

叶子 (Yèzi) leaf

果实 (Guǒshí) fruit

Example1:
Tàiyáng shēngqǐ lái le, xīn de yìtiān kāishǐ le.
太阳升起来了,新的一天开始了。
The sun is rising and a new day begins.

Example2:
Zhōngqijié de yuèliàng yòu dà yòu yuán.
中秋节的月亮又大又圆。
The moon on the mid-Autumn Festival is big and round.

Example3:
Yì shǎn yì shǎn liàngjīngjing, mǎntiān dōu shì xiǎo xīngxing.
一闪一闪亮晶晶,满天都是小星星。
Twinkle, twinkle, sparkling stars, the sky is full of little stars.

(Chinese Song for Kids: 小星星 (Xiǎo xīngxing) Little Stars)

Example4:
Yì nián yǒu sì gè jìjié, fēnbié shì chūntiān, xiàtiān, qiūtiān hé dōngtiān.
一年有四个季节,分别是春天,夏天,秋天和冬天。
There are four seasons in a year, namely spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

HSK 3 quiz

Read the following sentence and answer the question.

Yìbān lái shuō, zhǒngzi yào jīngguò shēnggēn, fāyá, kāihuā hé jiēguǒ sì gè guòchéng.
一般来说,种子要经过生根、发芽、开花和结果四个过程。

(1) What does the Chinese word “发芽 (fāyá)” mean in this sentence?

A. Improve
B. Grow
C. Sprout

(2) What will it become after the seed blossoms?

A. 果实 (Guǒshí)

B. 花 (Huā)

C. 叶子 (Yèzi)

See Answer Analysis

— Written by Julia Liu —
Julia Liu teaches Chinese with eChineseLearning. She has been successfully teaching for 5 years and loves reading and practices her passion for drawing in her free time.

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