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Another Chinese Song You Need to Learn

YANGYANG CHENG

If you enjoyed my last Chinese karaoke song post, then you’re going to fall in love all over again with another classic from my all-time favorite singer: Teresa Teng (邓丽君, dèng lì jūn).   


我只在乎你 (wǒ zhǐ zài hu nǐ)  – “I Only Care About You” is the perfect song to express that burning desire you have for another person. This is definitely one to sing to your soulmate, or 知己 (zhī jǐ)!  :)


Teresa's voice is so pure and angelic that you might be surprised to hear her pour her heart out with such dramatic song lyrics. But even to this day, her style strikes a chord with people all over the world, so you can hear 我只在乎你 (wǒ zhǐ zài hu nǐ) sung everywhere from China to Japan to Malaysia and beyond.


Now you can join in the fun too! I've provided the Chinese, Pinyin, and English translation below so you can get started learning this classic!


Don’t forget! If you record a video of yourself singing 我只在乎你 (wǒ zhǐ zài hu nǐ)  , we’ll feature your video on this blog post!


For further inspiration, I've also included an awesome performance from the hit Chinese TV show 中国好声音 (zhōng guó hǎo shēng yīn)  – "The Voice of China". 


You’re well on your way to becoming a legendary Chinese karaoke singer! 


Have fun! And keep on singing! :)


-Yangyang



Watch here if the video above doesn't work.


Verse 1


Pinyin: rú guǒ méi yǒu yù jiàn nǐ

Simplified: 如果没有遇见你

Traditional: 如果沒有遇見你

English: If I never met you,


wǒ jiāng huì shì zài nǎ lǐ

我将会是在哪里

我將會是在哪裡

where would I be?


rì zi guò de zěn me yàng

日子过得怎么样

日子過得怎麼樣

How would I spend my days?


rén shēng shì fǒu yào zhēn xī

人生是否要珍惜

人生是否要珍惜

Would I treasure this life?


yě xǔ rèn shi mǒu yì rén

也许认识某一人

也許認識某一人

Maybe I would have met someone else


guò zhe píng fán de rì zi

过着平凡的日子

過著平凡的日子

and led an ordinary life.


bù zhī dào huì bú huì

不知道会不会

不知道會不會

But I don’t know if I could


yě yǒu ài qíng tián rú mì

也有爱情甜如蜜

也有愛情甜如蜜

ever have a sweet love like ours.


Chorus


rèn shí guāng cōng cōng liú qù wǒ zhǐ zài hu nǐ

任时光匆匆流去 我只在乎你

任時光匆匆流去 我只在乎你

Time quickly passes by, but I only care about you.


xīn gān qíng yuàn gǎn rǎn nǐ de qì xī

心甘情愿感染你的气息

心甘情願感染你的氣息

I'm so happy to be intoxicated with everything you are to me.


rén shēng jǐ hé néng gòu dé dào zhī jǐ

人生几何能够得到知己

人生幾何能夠得到知己

How many people get to find their soulmate in this life?


shī qù shēng mìng de lì liang yě bù kě xī

失去生命的力量也不可惜

失去生命的力量也不可惜

There is no pity in losing the strength to go on,


suǒ yǐ wǒ qiú qiú nǐ bié ràng wǒ lí kāi nǐ

所以我求求你 别让我离开你

所以我求求你 別讓我離開你

so I beg you, don' t let me leave you.


chú le nǐ wǒ bù néng gǎn dào yì sī sī qíng yì

除了你我不能感到一丝丝情意

除了你我不能感到一絲絲情意

Without you, I can’t feel the slightest trace of love.


Verse 2


rú guǒ yǒu nà me yì tiān

如果有那么一天

如果有那麼一天

If that day comes


nǐ shuō jí jiāng yào lí qù

你说即将要离去

你說即將要離去

that you say you’re leaving,


wǒ huì mí shī wǒ zì jǐ

我会迷失我自己

我會迷失我自己 

I will disappear,


zǒu rù wú biān rén hǎi lǐ

走入无边人海里

走入無邊人海裡

walking into an endless sea of people.


bú yào shén me nuò yán

不要什么诺言

不要什麼諾言

I don't want any promises,


zhǐ yào tiān tiān zài yì qǐ

只要天天在一起

只要天天在一起

I just want to be with you every single day.


wǒ bù néng zhǐ yī kào

我不能只依靠

我不能只依靠

I can’t go on living


piàn piàn huí yì huó xià qù

片片回忆活下去

片片回憶活下去

only relying on fragmented memories.


Chorus


rèn shí guāng cōng cōng liú qù wǒ zhǐ zài hu nǐ

任时光匆匆流去 我只在乎你

任時光匆匆流去 我只在乎你

Time quickly passes by, but I only care about you.


xīn gān qíng yuàn gǎn rǎn nǐ de qì xī

心甘情愿感染你的气息

心甘情願感染你的氣息

I'm so happy to be intoxicated with everything you are to me.


rén shēng jǐ hé néng gòu dé dào zhī jǐ

人生几何能够得到知己

人生幾何能夠得到知己

How many people get to find their soulmate in this life?


shī qù shēng mìng de lì liang yě bù kě xī

失去生命的力量也不可惜

失去生命的力量也不可惜

There is no pity in losing the strength to go on,


suǒ yǐ wǒ qiú qiú nǐ  bié ràng wǒ lí kāi nǐ

所以我求求你 别让我离开你

所以我求求你 別讓我離開你

so I beg you, don' t let me leave you.


chú le nǐ wǒ bù néng gǎn dào yì sī sī qíng yì

除了你我不能感到一丝丝情意

除了你我不能感到一絲絲情意

Without you, I can’t feel the slightest trace of love


Repeat Chorus again



Great work! Now review the other classic Chinese songs you’ve learned with me:




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YANGYANG CHENG is the founder of Yoyo Chinese and a TV personality. She taught Chinese to MBA students at Pepperdine University. Before that, Yangyang was the host of the popular entertainment TV show "Hello Hollywood!, bringing Western culture to tens of millions of viewers in China. Currently, she teaches Mandarin through video lessons on Yoyo Chinese, and can also be found hosting educational shows on popular channels like the Discovery Channel.

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 21:00:00 GMT

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