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Learn Chinese with the La La Land Theme Song


Have you seen the movie La La Land (ài yuè zhī chéng 爱乐之城 / 愛樂之城)? I fell in love with music from the original sountrack and I had to use it to write my next lesson! Here's the song I wrote, I hope you like it! 

I included the Chinese, Pinyin, and English translation below, and I hope you can learn a useful Chinese phrase or two! :) 

- Yangyang 

zhè ge shì jiè hěn měi hǎo



This world, it's so beautiful.

这个 / 這個 (zhè ge):This + generic measure word (ge)
世界  (shì jiè):world
美好 (měi hǎo):wonderful

Learn more about Chinese measure words

nǐ yǒu méi yǒu yòng xīn zhǎo



Have you ever really looked?

用心 (yòng xīn):diligently, attentively
找 (zhǎo):to look for, to search

nǐ shì wǒ xīn zhōng de bǎo



You are the treasure of my heart.

我心中 (wǒ xīn zhōng):in my heart
宝 /
 (bǎo): treasure

kě shì nǐ dōu bù zhī dào


But you don't even know.

可是 (kě shì):but/however
知道 (zhī dào):to know
你不知道 (nǐ bù zhī dào):You don't know.
你都不知道 (nǐ dōu bù zhī dào):You don't even know.

You can learn Chinese with me through these other songs:

Happy Valentine's Day!

"The Moon Represents My Heart" - (yuè liang dài biǎo wǒ de xīn) 月亮代表我的心

 “I Only Care About You” - (wǒ zhǐ zài hu nǐ) 我只在乎你

"Mice Love Rice" (lǎo shǔ ài dà mǐ) 老鼠爱大米

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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.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:15:00 GMT

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