Learning Mandarin via pop music
From Judy Shei, author of the awesome 1st grade Mandarin YouTube channel at
Someone asked me for some easy Mandarin pop songs to learn… I asked my 24 year old cousin & her buddies for a few (thanks Facebook!) and below are some suggestions…. All are subtitled in traditional Chinese, my apologies. I remembered memorizing my first pop song 6 months after moving to Taiwan and literally learning to read Chinese by the light of KTV (karaoke in a private room with just friends). Enjoy! I like the first two best.
范瑋琪 – 一個像夏天一個像秋天
Most cities have a radio station that broadcasts in Mandarin. In the San Francisco Bay area it’s
You can also listen online at
You can also putt the Shazam app on your phone so you can tag songs you like and download them.