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Learn Chinese with Songs: The Moon Represents My Heart (月亮代表我的心)

YANGYANG CHENG

Learning Chinese songs is an great way to boost your Mandarin.  OK, first and foremost: it's FUN!  But while you're singing and having a silly time in front of your computer, you're also learning new vocabulary, and getting a slice of Chinese culture on the side.


Ask any Chinese person what their favorite classic song is, and chances are that they'll mention 月亮代表我的心 (yuè liang dài biǎo wǒ de xīn)  - "The Moon Represents My Heart" by 邓丽君 (dèng lì jūn)  - Teresa Teng. 


Friends and families that can't spend time together during the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节, zhōng qiū jié)  feel connected while admiring the full moon (赏月, shǎng yuè) . But every time this love song about the moon is heard, friends and families get that nostalgic feeling for happy memories all over again. That goes for me too! :)



Watch here if the video above doesn't work.


Beautiful, right?


Whip this song out the next time you sing karaoke (卡拉OK, kǎ lā OK) and you're guaranteed to win the hearts of everyone listening. You might even get a standing ovation!


I included the Chinese, Pinyin, and English translation below so you can start learning this classic today!


And if you record a video of yourself singing 月亮代表我的心 (yuè liang dài biǎo wǒ de xīn), you have a shot at having it added to this blog post!


Check out other versions of the song for inspiration below. 


Have fun! And happy studies! :)


-Yangyang


LYRICS:


Pinyin: nǐ wèn wǒ ài nǐ yǒu duō shēn

Simplified: 你问我爱你有多深

Traditional: 你問我愛你有多深

English: You ask me how deep my love for you is


wǒ ài nǐ yǒu jǐ fēn

我爱你有几分

我愛你有幾分

How much I really love you


wǒ de qíng yě zhēn

我的情也真

我的情也真

My affection is real


wǒ de ài yě zhēn

我的爱也真

我的愛也真

My love is real


yuè liang dài biǎo wǒ de xīn

月亮代表我的心

月亮代表我的心

The moon represents my heart


nǐ wèn wǒ ài nǐ yǒu duō shēn

你问我爱你有多深

你問我愛你有多深

You ask me how deep my love for you is


wǒ ài nǐ yǒu jǐ fēn

我爱你有几分

我愛你有幾分

How much I really love you


wǒ de qíng bù yí

我的情不移

我的情不移

My affection will not waver


wǒ de ài bú biàn

我的爱不变

我的愛不變

My love will not change


yuè liang dài biǎo wǒ de xīn

月亮代表我的心

月亮代表我的心

The moon represents my heart 


qīng qīng de yí ge wěn

轻轻的一个吻

輕輕的一個吻

One soft kiss


yǐ jīng dǎ dòng wǒ de xīn

已经打动我的心

已經打動我的心

Has already moved my heart


shēn shēn de yí duàn qíng

深深的一段情

深深的一段情

Our time of deep affection


jiào wǒ sī niàn dào rú jīn

叫我思念到如今

叫我思念到如今

Has made me miss you ever since then


nǐ wèn wǒ ài nǐ yǒu duō shēn

你问我爱你有多深

你問我愛你有多深

You ask me how deep my love for you is


wǒ ài nǐ yǒu jǐ fēn

我爱你有几分

我愛你有幾分

How much I really love you


nǐ qù xiǎng yi xiǎng

你去想一想

你去想一想

Think about it


nǐ qù kàn yi kàn

你去看一看

你去看一看

Take a look


yuè liang dài biǎo wǒ de xīn

月亮代表我的心

月亮代表我的心

The moon represents my heart


qīng qīng de yí ge wěn

轻轻的一个吻

輕輕的一個吻

One soft kiss


yǐ jīng dǎ dòng wǒ de xīn

已经打动我的心

已經打動我的心

Has already moved my heart


shēn shēn de yí duàn qíng

深深的一段情

深深的一段情

Our time of deep affection


jiào wǒ sī niàn dào rú jīn

叫我思念到如今

叫我思念到如今

Has made me miss you ever since then


nǐ wèn wǒ ài nǐ yǒu duō shēn

你问我爱你有多深

你問我愛你有多深

You ask me how deep my love for you is


wǒ ài nǐ yǒu jǐ fēn

我爱你有几分

我愛你有幾分

How much I really love you


nǐ qù xiǎng yi xiǎng

你去想一想

你去想一想

Think about it


nǐ qù kàn yi kàn

你去看一看

你去看一看

Take a look


yuè liang dài biǎo wǒ de xīn

月亮代表我的心

月亮代表我的心

The moon represents my heart


nǐ qù xiǎng yi xiǎng

你去想一想

你去想一想

Think about it


nǐ qù kàn yi kàn

你去看一看

你去看一看

Take a look


yuè liang dài biǎo wǒ de xīn

月亮代表我的心

月亮代表我的心

The moon represents my heart


Ready to learn more Chinese with songs? 

Learn Chinese with the La La Land Theme Song next!

Then try out 我只在乎你 (wǒ zhǐ zài hu nǐ) - “I Only Care About You”!


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YANGYANG CHENG is the founder of Yoyo Chinese and a TV personality. She taught Chinese to MBA students at Pepperdine University. Before that, Yangyang was the host of the popular entertainment TV show "Hello Hollywood!, bringing Western culture to tens of millions of viewers in China. Currently, she teaches Mandarin through video lessons on Yoyo Chinese, and can also be found hosting educational shows on popular channels like the Discovery Channel.

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