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Understanding lyrics of song "游京"

Despite being a very lovely song, I'm having a little trouble understanding some of the lyrics to the song “游京.” In line (3), I understand individually the words 人, 杂乱, 戏, and 小丑, but I don't really ...
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Uncrowned bodies, and altruistic ideology

Beyond released a song called 长城, The Great Wall. It seems to reflect mixed feelings and a sense of the human cost that went into building the Wall. https://youtu.be/IOXoAvF6r_A?si=bOuI6TCa67321S2I In ...
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What does this chant mean, in this context?

罗大佑's song 皇后大道东 (Queen's Road East) is about the transition from British to Chinese rule in 1997. It seems to be full of double meanings. In particular, there is a part which is difficult to ...
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大家免着惊 - how to pronounce?

This song by 罗大佑 might be a little dated but it has an infectious rhythm and I would like to know more about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vbIKFMn9mU The lyrics are difficult to understand, ...
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Who is acting cool, and who is innocent and generous, and what is their relationship?

I'm trying to understand an obscure pop song from the early 90s called 小鸟 by a band called 现代人乐队. You can hear the entire song here: https://youtu.be/Eef7wcIdqsc It has a verse which goes like this: ...
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What doe these lyrics mean in Memory of Zhengzhou?

Li Zhi's folk song Memory of Zhengzhou (关于郑州的记忆) contains this verse: 她說她喜歡鄭州冬天的陽光 巷子裡飄滿煤爐的味道 霧氣穿過她年輕的脖子 直到今天都沒有散去 Most of this is straightforward to understand, but line 3 and 4 are a bit puzzling. ...
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Help translating Min nan song 男人的汗

The song is 男人的汗, which I added to Lyricstranslate some time ago. The lyrics: 人生行到遮 | Lîn-sing kiânn kàu tsia 地位亲像山 | Tē-uī tshin-tshiūnn suann 才知神仙 | Tsiah tsai sîn-sian 也孤单 | Iā koo-tuann 性命越头看 | ...
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what is the meaning of 都不甘于平庸 in the song 致你 by 苡慧?

The line 都不甘于平庸 seems to be speaking of a degree of confidence, and a will to demonstrate it. But the lines before and after it, don't seem to support this interpretation. How is it best to read this ...
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Is this a chinese mandarin song and what is the title?

Is this a mandarin Chinese song? And can you tell what is the title? https://youtu.be/ctVtOHrxMNg
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Help understanding the Min song 追追追

Cross-post notice I already posted the question here, but have since received only one helpful answer, which promised "more later" but never came back with "more". Since it's been ...
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What is this style of writing where some words are off-center?

I've noticed in a few Chinese songs that, when the lyrics take up multiple lines, the second line will be shifted to the right or off-center. The biggest example of this is here: https://www.youtube....
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What are some popular Engish songs that have Mandarin translations?

I know a few like: Perfect by Sophie Chen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjKumvgMy7s Call Me Maybe by Dawen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grWp1KzmTYM Are there any others?
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What does 幾分 means in 我愛你有幾分?

The lyric of a popular song "月亮代表我的心" (YouTube video) contains the phrase "我愛你有幾分". This is my interpretation: 我 means I, me 愛 means love, care 你 means you 有 means to have or to ...
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There is this song that I can't find the Pinyin lyrics to on Youtube

Can someone help me find it please? This is just copied and pasted from what should be the songs title 凌震 尤金 多看一眼
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Can someone translate these lyrics in English?

爱恨廉价 似苍苍蒹葭 苦艾后劲 皆贪共与他 望光亮 两世皆行走潇洒 破万枷 散馀霞 众相皆渡他 Ref 众相渡他·2020肖战生贺原创曲 I used Google Translate and a dictionary to find the meaning, but it doesn't make sense.
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Is there a word for Chinese songs that rhyme like Jay Chou's 迷迭香 and JJ Lin's 伟大的渺小?

Every single line in Jay Chou's song "Rosemary" ends with the "ao" sound: ni de zui jiao wei wei shang qiao xing gan de wu ke jiu yao xiang xiang bu dao ru ci xin tiao ni de ...
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Help me finish translating this song 《失眠飞行》-接个吻,开一枪/沉以试/薛明媛

I’m hoping for your help translating this song. The video already has a translation, but I’m trying to translate word for word for learning purposes. I’ve gotten most of it thanks to Google translate/...
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Chinese chill, folky music?

I want to listen to more Chinese music to improve my Chinese. I like chill folk type music, and I'm having trouble finding it in Chinese. Here's an example. Thanks!
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Can native Mandarin speakers understand all of the lyrics to the song 芒种 without seeing them written out?

I've been listening to the song 芒种 recently as it's quite catchy. My Chinese is fairly advanced in that I can have a conversation about pretty much anything with a Chinese person on everyday topics. I ...
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Why is the Internet saying 雪花飘飘 北风萧萧 all of a sudden? Is this the Chinese equivalent of Rickrolling?

For some reason, the Internet is swamped with people saying 雪花飘飘 北风萧萧 Xuě huā piāo piāo \\ běi fēng xiāo xiāo For example the HSK Official Twitter account tweeted (the hashtag #...
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Where can I find word-for-word translation for "Beijing Huan Ying Ni" song?

I'm trying to learn Chinese by listening to music, and I've been listening to the Olympic song "Beijing Huan Ying Ni." But I don't know what the words mean. All the translations online are approximate ...
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Translation/meaning of 叫阮的名 song by 巫啟賢 [closed]

What is the meaning/translation of the song lyrics. I grew up listening to this song and it brings me great memories. However, I do not know Hokkien. If you are willing to share or point me to a ...
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Cantonese song 不可一世 - what is the spoken part at 2:02?

In the song 不可一世 (bat ho yat see) by Hong Kong band Beyond, there is some spoken Cantonese at around 2 minutes which I can't make out. It's spoken in a deep voice, and some others (presumably the band ...
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Are the Asian girls in this music video Chinese or Malaysian, and are they singing in Chinese?

https://youtu.be/BuAULI7PbRw?t=7 They are obviously Asian, and I seem to recognize some of the letters as being Chinese. Also, the song itself seems to be a famous/classic Chinese song which I've ...
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Why is it necessary to "translate" songs to Mandarin that are written in Standard Chinese, but originally sung in Cantonese?

Take, for example, the chorus to Beyond's 喜欢你. 喜欢你 那双眼动人 笑声更迷人 愿再可 轻抚你 那可爱面容 挽手说梦话 像昨天 你共我 As far as I can tell, the lyrics are in Standard Chinese even though they are sung in Cantonese. I see ...
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Help with song lyrics pronunciation (我的新衣)?

So I was listening to the song "我的新衣” by Vava, and at a point the rapper Ty sings. And for some reason in this verse走到街上就像一千台进口奔驰 instead of 街 I listen he raps kāi. Can someone please tell me what he ...
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What's the missing sentence to this rice-planting song:"花花铺盖几朵云,刚刚盖到两个人,[.......]"?

In this video the speaker mentions a rice-planting song that goes like this: 花花铺盖几朵云哦 刚刚盖到两个人咯 But he mentions that there's another sentence on the end that he won't mention because he's on TV. ...
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What is the title of this song? [closed]

At the end of http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zyDqrkZxco8 update: the song title is probably on the 4th line from the bottom in the credits, but I cannot read it
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