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Learning Mandarin via pop music

February 17, 2012

From Judy Shei, author of the awesome 1st grade Mandarin YouTube channel at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3YHwAQnbcQ&feature=youtu.be

 

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.

 

‪張懸 兒歌 http://youtu.be/JJhmN_c9At8

 

‪張懸.-.[寶貝]. http://youtu.be/VH4zpLUQhLA

 

‪‪陳奕迅 – Baby Song http://youtu.be/3uiZJl1Yp_4

 

‪方大同-紅豆 http://youtu.be/UdV2VkNyR6Y

 

‪‪胡夏 《那些年》–那些年我们一起追的女孩 http://youtu.be/0YM2hl-Zmbs (lyrics in simplified in the description)

 

‪‪猜不透 叮噹 http://youtu.be/rG_mPhssUUk (has a short little skit in the beginning of a guy remembering a lost love, very cute)

 

‪‪‪梁靜茹_寧夏 http://youtu.be/i3GKD3ZUaiI

 

‪‪‪范瑋琪‪‪‪ – 一個像夏天一個像秋天 http://youtu.be/IhWjeCI7v_g

 

‪‪‪And of course this… The Moon Represents My Heart, subtitled in simplified Chinese.  The kids have already learned it and it’s a classic! http://youtu.be/IhWjeCI7v_g

 

 

Most cities have a radio station that broadcasts in Mandarin. In the San Francisco Bay area it’s

92.3 KSJO

You can also listen online at

http://www.china923fm.com/

 

You can also putt the Shazam app on your phone so you can tag songs you like and download them.

 

 

 

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 26, 2012 5:24 pm

    May I suggest http://www.ichineseflashcards.com (helps you learn Chinese (Mandarin) faster by using flashcards with pictures), thanks

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