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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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