Miss Panda Chinese Play Time: Let’s Sing “Jingle Bells!” in Chinese

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Christmas Carols in Mandarin Chinese: Jingle Bells!  This is the time of the year that you will have so much fun singing and learning!  Let’s have the party begin!

“Jingle Bells” is 聖誕鈴鐺 = 圣诞铃铛 read as shèng dàn líng dāng

聖誕鈴聲 叮叮噹”= “圣诞铃声 叮叮当” read as  Shèng dàn líng shēng dīng dīng dāng.

It means Christmas (聖誕|圣诞 Shèng dàn) bells (鈴| líng) and the sound of bells (叮叮噹|叮叮当dīng dīng dāng).

Jengle Bells is one of the best-known Christmas songs in English.  Now let’s listen to the Mandarin Chinese version!

Listen carefully to see if you can hear the following phrases in the song:

xuě huā 雪花 – snowflakes
shèng dàn lǎo gōng gōng 聖誕老公公 – Santa Claus
xiǎo qiáo 小橋 – little bridge
sēn lín 森林 – forest
xìng fú 幸福 – happiness
dà jiā 大家 – everyone

 


Lyrics in pinyin:

xuě huā suí fēng piāo
huā lù zài bēn pǎo

shèng dàn lǎo gōng gōng
jià zhe měi lì xuě qiāo

jīng guò liǎo yuán yě
dù guò liǎo xiǎo qiáo

gēn zhe hé píng huān xǐ gē shēng
piān rán dì lái dào

dīng dīng dāng
dīng dīng dāng
líng shēng duō xiǎng liàng

nǐ kàn tā bú bì fēng shuāng
miàn róng duó me cí xiáng

dīng dīng dāng
dīng dīng dāng
líng shēng duō xiǎng liàng

tā gěi wǒ men dài lái xìng fú
dà jiā xǐ yáng yang

hóng yī hóng mào rén
liǎng dào bái méi máo

bái fǎ bái hú xū
dài lái lǐ wù yì bāo

chuān guò liǎo sēn lín
yuè guò liǎo shān yáo

gēn zhe hé píng huān xǐ gē shēng
piān rán dì lái dào

dīng dīng dāng
dīng dīng dāng
líng shēng duō xiǎng liàng

nǐ kàn tā bú bì fēng shuāng
miàn róng duó me cí xiáng

dīng dīng dāng
dīng dīng dāng
líng shēng duō xiǎng liàng

tā gěi wǒ men dài lái xìng fú
dà jiā xǐ yáng yang


Lyrics in traditional Chinese characters:

雪花隨風飄
花鹿在奔跑

聖誕老公公
駕著美麗雪橇

經過了原野
渡過了小橋

跟著和平歡喜歌聲
翩然地來到

叮叮噹
叮叮噹
鈴聲多響亮

你看他不避風霜
面容多麼慈祥

叮叮噹
叮叮噹
鈴聲多響亮

他給我們帶來幸福
大家喜洋洋

紅衣紅帽人
兩道白眉毛

白髮白鬍鬚
帶來禮物一包

越過了森林
穿過了山腰

跟著和平歡喜歌聲
翩然地來到

叮叮噹
叮叮噹
鈴聲多響亮

你看他不避風霜
面容多麼慈祥

叮叮噹
叮叮噹
鈴聲多響亮

他給我們帶來幸福
大家喜洋洋


Lyrics in simplied Chinese characters:

雪花随风飘
花鹿在奔跑


圣诞老公公
驾着美丽雪橇


经过了原野
渡过了小桥


跟着和平欢喜歌声
翩然地来到


叮叮当
叮叮当
铃声多响亮

你看他不避风霜
面容多么慈祥

叮叮当
叮叮当
铃声多响亮

他给我们带来幸福
大家喜洋洋

红衣红帽人
两道白眉毛

白发白胡须
带来礼物一包

越过了森林
穿过了山腰

跟着和平欢喜歌声
翩然地来到

叮叮当
叮叮当
铃声多响亮

你看他不避风霜
面容多么慈祥

叮叮当
叮叮当
铃声多响亮

他给我们带来幸福
大家喜洋洋

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Miss Panda Chinese Learning Unit: Merry Christmas!

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10 Comments
  1. This is amazing! I can teach my 4 year old – she goes to a regular Chinese kindergarten here and she comes home trying to sing it in Chinese!

  2. Hi Miss Panda,

    Hope you are well.

    Thank you for sharing the song for christmas, and I am sure the children will love singing and exploring the new words.

    I wonder if you have any other teaching and learning resources for xmas, any games or activities? I have been searching through your blog, but can’t find it.

    Many thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

    with best wishes,
    susan

  3. Hi Miss Panda,

    I am 60 years and have 4 grand children, all under 7!

    Patricia KUHL in a TED Talk on the “The Linguistic Genius of Babies” showed that Children up to 7 years of age, have a HIGH natural Language Learning ability. After 7 years of age, there is a ‘drop off’,in this Natural Learning ability. Around 10 years old the drop off increases. Then @ ‘Puberty’ the drop off in natural language learning, becomes more pronounced still.

    “And you’ll see on the vertical, our skill at acquiring a second language.

    Babies and children are geniuses until they turn seven, and then there’s a systematic decline.

    After puberty, we fall off the map.

    No scientists dispute this curve, but laboratories all over the world

    are trying to figure out why it works this way.”

    I would like all four, of my Grandchildren, to learn Putonghua (Chinese)
    Leaning through SONG is a great way for young Children (and old ‘fogies’ like me). to learn a new language.

    Songs usually have Rhyme, Rhythm, Beat, and Melody, that helps you remember the words to the Music. This also aids memory retention of the Foreign Language Vocabulary and meaning.

    I have set myself the Task of learning Jingle Bells in Chinese so the Chinese Students of mine in China, can help me with that. In return, I will help them with the English (UK) version.

    I have a few problems accessing YouTube in China however.!

    • David, Thank you for sharing your language learning insight. Young children and adults learn language differently, however, with consistent practice you can definitely reach your goal. I hope you enjoy my videos and resources I have on my website. Happy learning! -Miss Panda

  4. Thanks so much! I’m an adult learner of Chinese but you can never be too old for Christmas songs! I teach Taiwanese kids English so I think it’s only fair that I should learn what I teach them in Chinese right.
    I find it difficult to read Pinying because be use Zhuyin (bopomofo), however I am trying 🙂
    聖誕快樂

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