Guest Post: Learn Mandarin Chinese Like Lovers Do | Speaking of China

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  1. Marta
    Marta May 15, 2015 at 9:32 am | | Reply

    I am guilty of singing some of those in the karaoke 😀

  2. marghini
    marghini May 15, 2015 at 9:36 am | | Reply

    Thank you for the suggestion! I will look them up.

    My favorite Chinese love song is Wo De Ge Sheng Li (我的歌声里), especially the version by Li Daimo. His voice is so soft! I actually learned it by heart few years ago and it was a great way to memorize new words.

  3. Heather
    Heather May 15, 2015 at 2:34 pm | | Reply

    Thank you for this post. I have already looked up these songs. I can’t wait to start learning new words. I will be finishing my first Mandarin class on Sunday and this will be a great addition to what I have already learned.

  4. Timo
    Timo May 17, 2015 at 6:57 pm | | Reply

    Except the last one I even know these songs due to one Chinese class I took nearly five years ago 🙂
    In the end I have to listen to all of them during Karaoke sessions during our holidays in China..

  5. D-Maybe
    D-Maybe May 17, 2015 at 9:19 pm | | Reply

    This post is pretty cool. You should do more posts about Chinese pop culture, Jocelyn.

    I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but one of my favourite songs is this one by Stefanie Sun (孫燕姿):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoQF61FWb7Q

    My love for the song probably has as much to do with the movie (“Turn Left, Turn Right”) the song is taken from as it does with the song itself, though.

  6. Fairfield
    Fairfield October 21, 2015 at 9:26 pm | | Reply

    As a Western guy dating a Chinese girl, our favourites are tian mi mi (甜蜜蜜) and Mouse loves Rice (lǎo shǔ ài dà mǐ) (老鼠愛大米).

    We got together after idle chat on the Internet and just “clicked”. At our first KTV, I sang 甜蜜蜜 and got the reply of 老鼠愛大米 which is why we love them.

    wo yuan yi (我願意) should also be up there – a statement of unconditional love.

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