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蜗牛 (wōniú) Snail (Beginner)

Mar. 19, 2010

蜗牛 (wōniú) Snail

 

Listen to the song

Key Learning Points (preview):

重 (zhòng): adj heavy and 轻 (qīng): adj light

 

静 (jìng): adj quiet

 

About the singer: This song is sung by 周杰伦 (Zhōu Jiélún) Jay Chou, a very famous pop singer in China. In addition to singing Snail, Jay Chou also composed both the lyrics and music for it.

Listen to the song lyrics

 

Gāi bù gāi gēxià zhòngzhòng de ké
该   不  该 搁下     重重          的 壳

 

Should I drop the heavy shell

Xúnzhǎo dàodǐ nǎlǐ  yǒu lántiān
寻找       到底   哪里 有   蓝天

 

To look for the blue sky

Suízhe qīngqīng de fēng qīngqīng de piāo
随着      轻轻       的 风     轻轻      地  飘

 

Gently floating with the light wind

Lìjīng de shāng dōu bù gǎnjué téng
历经   的    伤      都 不  感觉     疼

 

Haven't felt pain after injury

Wǒ yào yí  bù  yí  bù wǎngshàng pá
我    要 一 步 一 步     往上        爬

 

I'll keep on climbing step by step

Děngdài yángguāng jìngjìng kàn zhe tā de liǎn
等待          阳 光        静静     看    着  它 的 脸

 

To wait for the sunshine shining on the face of the sky

Xiǎoxiǎo de tiān yǒu dàdà de mèngxiǎng
小 小      的 天   有   大大 的   梦 想

 

There is a big dream in the small sky

Zhòngzhòng de ké guǒzhe qīngqīng de yǎngwàng
重 重            的 壳 裹着      轻 轻     的   仰望

 

Being wrapped by the heavy shell I look up to the sky

Wǒ yào yí bù yí  bù wǎngshàng pá
我   要 一 步 一 步    往上         爬

 

I'll keep on climbing step by step

Zài zuì gāo diǎn chéngzhe yèpiàn wǎngqián fēi
在   最  高    点     乘 着      叶片     往 前       飞

 

On the highest point in the sky, I fly forward by riding the leaves

Xiǎoxiǎo de tiān liúguò de  lèi hé hàn
小 小      的 天    流过  的 泪 和 汗

 

The tears and sweat I've shed before are also in the sky.    

Zǒng yǒu yì tiān wǒ yǒu shǔyú wǒ de tiān
总      有 一 天   我 有    属于   我 的 天

 

One day I will have my own sky

Wǒ yào yí bù yí bù wǎngshàng pá
我   要 一 步一 步   往 上        爬

 

I'll keep on climbing step by step

Zài zuì gāo diǎn chéngzhe yèpiàn wǎngqián fēi
在   最   高    点   乘 着       叶片     往前        飞

 

On the highest point in the sky, I fly forward by riding the leaves

Rèn fēng chuīgān liúguò de  lèi hé hàn
任    风      吹干      留过   的 泪 和 汗

 

Let the wind dry the tears and sweat

Wǒ yào yí bù  yí  bù wǎngshàng pá
我   要 一 步 一 步    往上         爬

 

I'll keep on climbing step by step

Děngdài yángguāng jìngjìng kàn zhe tā de liǎn
等待          阳 光         静 静   看   着  它 的 脸

 

To wait for the sunshine shining on the face of the sky

Xiǎoxiǎo de tiān yǒu dàdà de mèngxiǎng
小 小      的 天   有 大大   的     梦想

 

There is a big dream in the small sky

Wǒ yǒu shǔyú wǒ de tiān
我   有    属于   我 的 天

 

I have the sky that belongs to me

Rèn fēng chuīgān liúguò de lèi hé hàn
任    风        吹干     留过 的 泪 和 汗

 

Let the wind dry the tears and sweat

Zǒng yǒu yì tiān wǒ yǒu shǔyú wǒ de tiān
总       有 一 天  我   有    属于 我 的 天

 

One day I will have my own sky

Key Learning Points:

重 (zhòng): adj heavy and 轻 (qīng): adj light

 

The two Chinese characters "重 (zhòng)" and "轻 (qīng)" are opposites. "重 (zhòng)" means heavy and "轻 (qīng)" means light.

Example:

    Zhège xiāngzi hǎo zhòng ya!
A: 这 个   箱 子   好   重      呀!

 

    The box is so heavy!

    Wǒmen huàn yí xià ba, wǒ zhège bǐjiào qīng.
B: 我 们     换  一 下 吧,我  这个   比较 轻。

 

     Let's switch since mine is a lighter.

静 (jìng): adj quiet

 

The Chinese character "静 (jìng)" means quite, and people usually use some phrases with the character "静 (jìng),"  such as "安静 (ānjìng) quiet" and "宁静 (níngjìng) tranquil."

 Example:

    Nǐ néng bù néng ānjìng yí xià  a,   wǒ zài zhǔnbèi hànyǔ kǎoshì ne.
A: 你  能    不   能     安静  一 下 啊,我 在  准备     汉语    考试    呢。

 

    Can you keep quiet? I am preparing for the Chinese tests.

    Hǎo ba.
B: 好   吧。

 

    OK.

生词 (shēngcí) Vocabulary:

 

蜗牛 (wōniú): n snail

 

壳 (): n shell

 

疼 (téng): adj pain

 

爬 (): v to climb

 

泪 (lèi): n tear

 

汗 (hàn): n sweat

 

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