Archive for the Chinese Songs and Nursery Rhymes Category

Sing to Learn Chinese: Sorry, My Chinese Is Not Good

Singing a fun song to learn Chinese!  We are singing “Sorry, my Chinese is not good.) by Transition Band. This song is a story about the mistakes the Transition band members made when they first started learning Mandarin Chinese.  It has a catchy tune and it tells that the tones in Chinese are important.  The title of the song is a polite sentence to say to tell people that you are learning Chinese and you are a

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Sing to Learn Chinese: Let’s Sing “Jingle Bells!” in Chinese

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|铃 líng) and the sound of bells (叮叮噹|叮叮当dīng dīng dāng). Jengle Bells is one of the

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Fun with Chinese: Sing and Dance with Hakuna Matata

Lion King Hakuna Matata lyrics in Chinese and pinyin

Summer vacation is here!  Let’s kick off our Summer Fun with Chinese right now.  This is a fantastic time to have fun and to learn with your child.  Playful learning is always the best!  Summer is a season full of energy and we can be as silly as we can (well, I think I am always like that).  And we can hangout outside all day long.  We can grab this opportunity and follow the joyful learning plan

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Sing to Learn Chinese: I Miss You Very Much

Singing is always a great way to get the children move around and have fun.  I know I always do.  When I do the kids follow.  What a relaxing method to engage the kids!  Music is a fantastic tool to learn a language. Do you like karaoke?  Have you been to a karaoke party?  Many families have their own karaoke equipment at home.  There are karaoke apps available as well so you can sing when you are

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Sing to Learn Chinese: Sing, Rap, Speak Chinese!

Sing, Rap, Speak Chinese! Teaching Children a Foreign Language with Songs and Movement Singing is a joyful way of learning and an effective way to teach languages to children of all ages. Are you ready to try “London Bridge” in Mandarin Chinese with your little one now? Have fun! – 玩得開心 – Wán de kāi xīn! Back in my pre-mommy days I used to teach Chinese children English. When my own children were born I was determined

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Chinese for Kids Song Series: Traditional Chinese Lunar New Year Songs

As we await the arrival of the Year of the Rooster on January 28th I would like to share some of the traditional Chinese songs performed by several flash mobs.  In the video below we go on a tour to experience the Lunar New Year culture in Taipei, Taiwan. You will see Dí Huà Street, the well-known Lunar New Year Boulevard, where you can purchase almost everything you need for the Chinese New Year. You will also

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Sing to Learn Chinese: Sing “Eensy Weensy Spider” in Mandarin Chinese!

Let’s sing “Eensy Weensy Spider” together in Mandarin Chinese! This classic children’s favorite will have your child singing Chinese in minutes.   Let’s learn the Chinese phrases together…:   Xiǎo xiǎo zhī zhū… – 小小蜘蛛… – (The) eensy weensy spider… pá shàng le shuǐ guǎn. – 爬上了水管. – went up the water spout. Xià yǔ, xià yǔ… – 下雨, 下雨… Down came the rain… xiǎo zhī zhū diào xià lái. – 小蜘蛛掉下來. – and washed the spider

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Sing to Learn Chinese: Sing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in Chinese (with Video)!

Are you ready to sing the “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” song in Mandarin Chinese? Watch the video, sing along and do the movements with Jie Jie!  You know this song and the tune very well.  Now let’s try it in Mandarin Chinese! English Lyrics (translation of the Mandarin Chinese version): Head, shoulders, knees, toes Head, shoulders, knees, toes Eyes, ears, nose, and mouth Head, shoulders, knees, toes (x2) Lyrics in Pinyin: Tóu jiānbǎng xīgài jiǎozhǐ tóu

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Sing to Learn Chinese: Learn to Sing Happy Birthday in Chinese (with Video)!

Are you ready to sing the Happy Birthday song in Mandarin Chinese? Watch the video and then try it out yourself! You won’t believe how simple and easy it is.If you’re wondering the answer is “yes” – this really is the way we sing “Happy Birthday” in Chinese!You only have to remember 6 words. Next time it will be your turn to sing this song in Mandarin Chinese!   English Lyrics (for Mandarin Chinese version): Happy birthday

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Music Video: Two Tigers – Liǎng zhī lǎo hǔ – 兩隻老虎

“Two Tigers” is a classic Chinese song for children. This is a familiar tune and is fun to sing with the little ones. Don’t forget to add movement and action along with the lyrics to make it an action-filled play-learning experience! I’ve put the lyrics below in Pinyin, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese with the English translation on top. Two tigers two tigers Liǎng zhī lǎo hǔ Liǎng zhī lǎo hǔ 兩 隻 老 虎 兩 隻

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