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一千零一个愿望 (Yìqiān líng yígè yuànwàng) One Thousand and One Wishes

Jan. 6, 2010

一千零一个愿望 (Yìqiān línggè yuànwàng) One Thousand and One Wishes

This is a beautiful and inspiring song, especially among young people in China.

Listen to the song

Key Learning Points (Preview):

愿望 (yuànwanɡ): n. wish

回答 (huídá): v. answer

明天就像盒子里的巧克力糖。
Míngtiān jiù xiàng hézi lǐ de qiǎokèlì táng.
Tomorrow is like a box of chocolates.

什么滋味?
Shénme zīwè?
What is it like?

充满想象。
Chōngmǎn xiǎngxiàng.
It is full of imagination.

失望是偶尔拨不通的电话号码。
Shīwàng shì óu’ěr bō bù tōng de diànhuà hàomǎ.
Occasionally, disappointment is to dial the phone number that is not answered.

多试几次,总会回答。
Duō shì jǐ cì, zǒng huì huídá.
If you try dialing several times, there must be an answer.

心里有好多的梦想,
Xīn lǐ yǒu hǎo duō de mèngxiǎng,
There are a lot of dreams deep in heart,

未来正要开始闪闪发亮。
Wèilái zhèngyào kāishǐ shánshǎn fāliàng.
The future is going to glitter.

就算天再高那又怎么样,
Jiù suàn tiān zài gāo nà yòu zěnmeyàng,
The sky is too high but so what,

踮起脚尖,就更靠近阳光。
Diǎnqǐ jiǎojiān, jiù gèng kàojìn yángguāng.
If you tiptoe, you can be closer to the sun.

许下我第一千零一个愿望 (一个愿望),
Xǔ xià wǒ dì yìqiān líng yí gè yuànwàng (yí gè yuànwàng),
I express my one thousand and one wishes (a wish),

有一天幸福总会听我的话 (听我的话)。
Yǒu yì tiān xìngfú zǒnghuì tīng wǒde huà ( tīng wǒde huà).
One day the happiness will always listen to me (listen to me).

不怕要多少时间多少代价,
Bú pà yào duōshǎo shíjiān duōshǎo dàijià,
I am not afraid of how long and how much it will cost,

青春是我的筹码。
Qīngchūn shì wǒ de chóumǎ.
Youth is my bargaining chip.

哦~~~  
Ò~~~
Oh~~~

我只有这第一千零一个愿望 (一个愿望)。
Wǒ zhíyǒu zhè dì yì qiān líng yí gè yuànwàng (yí gè yuàn wàng).
I only have the one thousand and one wishes (a wish).

有一天幸福总会在我手上 (在我手上)。
Yǒu yì tiān xìngfú zǒng huì zài wǒ shǒu shàng(zài wǒ shǒu shàng). 
One day happiness will be in my hand (in my hand).

每一颗心都有一双翅膀。
Měi yì kē xīn dōu yǒu yì shuāng chìbǎng.
Every heart has a pair of wings.

要勇往直前的飞翔。
Yào yǒngwǎngzhíqián de fēixiáng.
If I fly fearlessly forward.

没有到不了的地方。
Méiyǒu dào bù liǎo de dìfang.
There is no place that I can’t reach.
(Once again)

Key Learning Points:

愿望 (yuànwanɡ): n. wish

Example:

据说如果你在看见流星时许个愿,愿望就会实现。
Jùshuō rúɡuǒ nǐ zài kànjian liúxīnɡ shí xǔ ɡè yuàn , yuànwanɡ jiù huì shíxiàn.
It is said that if you make a wish when you see a meteor in the sky, your wish will be realized.

回答 (huídá): v. answer

现在我无法回答这个问题,我需要和莉莉确认一下。
Xiànzài wǒ wúfǎ huídá zhèɡe wèntí, wǒ xūyào hé Lìli quèrèn yí xià.
I can’t answer this question now. I need to confirm with Lily. 


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