Chinese Song Translations

Here’s a list of the songs I’ve translated so far, arranged by artist. Here’s why I’m doing this. Shoot me an email if you have a suggestion for a song to translate.

New: the stars indicate approximate difficulty for Chinese learners. ★ is lower intermediate; ★★ is upper intermediate; ★★★ is lower advanced; and ★★★★ is upper advanced*.

Crowd Lu / 盧廣仲

Cafeteria Feliz / 開心餐廳 (2009) ★★

Can you hear me? / 聽見了嗎 (2009)

I love you / 我愛你 (2009)

I’ve lost it / 就像白痴一樣 (2011) ★★

Mosquito / 蚊子 (2011)

Oh Yeah!!! (2009)

Seven Days / 七天 (2009)

Slow Soul / 慢靈魂 (2011)
★★

When I’m at my Loneliest / 最寂寞的時候 (2009)

Jam Hsiao / 蕭敬騰

Where are you? 你會在哪呢?(2018) ★★

Jay Chou / 周杰倫

A Little Bit / 一點點 (2017) ★★

Failure at Love / 愛情廢柴 (2017) ★★★

If You Don’t Love Me, It’s Fine / 不愛我就拉倒 (2018)

Love Confession / 告白氣球 (2017) ★★

Rhythm of the Rain / 聽見下雨的聲音 (2013) ★★★★

Shouldn’t Be / 不該 (2017) ★★

Waiting for You / 等你下課 (2018) ★★

What Kind of Man / 你算什麼男人 (2014) ★★★

You are Everywhere / 哪裡都是你 (2013) ★★

Mayday / 五月天

Beginning of the End / 終於結束的起點 (2017) ★★

Eternal Summer / 盛夏光年 (2015) ★★★★

Hebe Tien / 田馥甄

A Friend who’s been Loving for a Long Time (2018) ★★

* Difficulty ratings are approximate and depend on (i) the range of vocabulary and grammar used, (ii) length, and (iii) how many metaphors are used. They ignore speed and vocal range required to sing – the goal here is to learn Mandarin, not to become an actual singer, right?