8 Bands to Help You Learn Mandarin Chinese, Pub'd on Matador | Speaking of China

7 Responses

  1. greeny
    greeny February 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm | | Reply

    What a great idea to collect them! Thanks for the three that I did not know of.

  2. greeny
    greeny February 29, 2012 at 1:37 pm | | Reply

    Actually, now I am listening to you, not the Mandarin songs:) Thanks.

  3. Eileen
    Eileen February 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm | | Reply

    I am going to check the music out. Thank you for the suggestions. 🙂

  4. Lueex
    Lueex March 1, 2012 at 1:06 am | | Reply

    Joanna Wang’s jazz is good. I like it.

  5. ordinary malaysian
    ordinary malaysian March 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm | | Reply

    It is true that one of the fun ways to learn a language is through songs. No doubt the range of vocabulary used may be limited, but at least you get to learn and retain what you have learned better because it is, well, fun! Jay Chou is still popular here and some karaoke outlets here still stock Teresa Deng’s songs. I agree that Teresa’s songs are easy to learn and that Jay Chou’s songs are not easy to sing well.

  6. Susan
    Susan March 6, 2012 at 12:28 am | | Reply

    Very good list. But even many native Chinese cannot understand what
    Jay Chou is singing. It’s gonna be tough for Chinese learners. Another super famous band is China is May day. Read about its new concert on http://www.gurulu.com/en this weekend.

  7. Peter Tu
    Peter Tu April 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for sharing! I always believe motivation is the best catalyst for learning a language and its culture. Songs from the target language is one of the best motivations. It is not only relaxing to listen to these wonderful entertainers, but learn something with them. For those who want to explore more this mysterious ancient language and culture, http://chinesehulu.com/ has a bunch of video lessons. Just check it out! : )

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