Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Little Apple -- A Pop Song

 Today I am going to introduce a new pop song, Little Apple, which is quiet popular recently in China. The following video will show you the version I like the most. It is sung by a French girl, whose Chinese name is Jin Xiaoyu (金小鱼jīn xiǎo yú ). She is one of the most popular foreign stars who became famous in China's TV show.




The original singers of this song is a well-known band called Chopstick Brothers (筷子兄弟 kuài zi xiōng dì ). Nowadays you will hear this song everywhere in China.





The Disco style of the song and the easily remember lyrics also makes this song quite popular for people who like exercise. This following video will show you a type of dance for exercise, which is called Square Dance (广场舞 guǎng chǎng wǔ ). Sometime dozens, hundreds, even thousands of people are seen dancing the same time.






The lyrics of the song:

小苹果
xiǎo píng guǒ
Little Apple
歌词:
gē cí
lyrics:
我种下一颗种子      终于长出了果实
wǒ zhòng xià  yì kē zhǒngzi     zhōngyú zhǎng chū le guǒshí
I planted a seed. Now it's time to see the fruit at last.

今天是个伟大日子
jīntiān shì ge wěidà rìzi     
Today is a great day.

摘下星星送给你 拽下月亮送给你   
zhāi xià xīngxing sòng gěi nǐ    zhuài xià yuèliang sòng gěi nǐ
I will pick the stars for you, and  pull down the moon for you

让太阳每天为你升起      
ràng tàiyang měitiān wèi nǐ shēng qǐ
Let the sun rise up for you everyday

变成蜡烛燃烧自己 只为照亮你         
biàn chéng làzhú ránshāo zìjǐ     zhǐ wèi zhào liàng nǐ
I'd rather become a candle burning myself to light up you

把我一切都献给你 只要你欢喜
bǎ wǒ yí qiè dōu xiàn gěi nǐ    zhǐ yào nǐ huān xǐ
Devote all myself to you to make you happy

你让我每个明天都 变得有意义
nǐ ràng wǒ měi ge míngtiān dōu biàn de yǒu yìyi
Everyday will become meaningful because of you

生命虽短爱你永远 不离不弃
shēngmìng suī duǎn ài nǐ yǒng yuǎn  bù lí bú qì
Life is short, but we will be together forever

你是我的小呀小苹果儿
nǐ shì wǒ de xiǎo a xiǎo píngguǒ
You are my little apple

怎么爱你都不嫌多
zěn me ài nǐ dōu bù xián duō
No matter how much love I give to you, I still think that's not enough. ( I will never stop loving you.)

红红的小脸儿温暖我的心窝
hōng hong de xiǎo liǎn er wēn nuaň wǒ de xin̄wō
Your shinning red face warms my heart

点亮我生命的火
diaň liang̀ wǒ shenḡming̀ de huǒ
You light the fire of my life

你是我的小呀小苹果儿
nǐ shì wǒde xiaǒ a xiaǒ pinǵ guǒ
You are my little apple

就像天边最美的云朵
jiù xiàng tiān biān zuì měi de yún duǒ
You are the most beautiful cloud in the sky

春天又来到了    花开满山坡
chūntiān yòu lái dào le   huā kāi mǎn shānpō
Spring is here again, blooming flowers cover the hillside

种下希望就会有收获
zhòng xià xīwàng jiù huì yǒu shōuhuò 
The seed of hope will grow into harvest one day.



Key words and key phrases:


小苹果   xiǎo píng guǒ       Little Apple



种下 zhòng xià               plant down



颗 kē                measure word for seed



种子 zhǒngzi          seed



终于 zhōngyú                 at last, finally, eventually



长出 zhǎng chū                   grow out



了 le                              completed action marker



果实 guǒshí                        fruit



今天 jīntiān                       today



伟大 wěidà                          great



日子 rìzi                      day, a date



摘下 zhāi xià               to pick



星星 xīngxing                star



送给你 sòng gěi nǐ              to give to you as a gift



拽下 zhuài xià                   to pull down, to drag down



月亮 yuèliang                   moon



让 ràng                        to let sb do sth, to have sb do sth



太阳 tàiyang                     sun



每天 měitiān                   everyday



为你 wèi nǐ                         for you



升起 shēng qǐ                          rise up



变成 biàn chéng                   to change into, to become



蜡烛 làzhú                                   candle



燃烧 ránshāo                            burn



自己 zìjǐ                  oneself



只 zhǐ                     only, just



为 wèi                  for



照亮 zhào liàng          to illuminate, to light up



一切 yí qiè              everything



都 dōu                  all, all together



献给 xiàn gěi         to dedicate, to devote




只要 zhǐ yào                   as long as, if only



欢喜 huān xǐ                   be happy



让 ràng                           let sth happen



每个 měi ge                        every, each



明天 míngtiān                    tomorrow



变 biàn                              change, become



有意义 yǒu yìyi                meaningful



生命 shēngmìng                     life



虽 suī                            although, even though



短 duǎn                       short



爱你 ài nǐ                        love you



永远 yǒng yuǎn                        forever, eternal



不离不弃 bù lí bú qì                            to never leave each other



怎么... 都... zěn me... duō...               No matter how (much) ... still...




嫌 xiá                         complain, dislike



多 duō                           too much



红红的 hōng hong de                    red




小脸儿 xiǎo liǎn er                        little face



温暖 wēn nuaň                           warm



心窝 xin̄wō                                  heart



点亮 diaň liang̀                          to light, to illuminate



生命的火 shenḡming̀ de huǒ             fire of one's life



就 jiù                                           just(emphasis)



像 xiàng                                        to resemble, to be like



天边 tiān biān                         horizon, far in the sky



最美的 zuì měi de                     the most beautiful



云朵 yún duǒ                                 a cloud



春天 chūntiān                                   spring



又 yòu                                        again



来 lái                                            come



到 dào                                          arrive



花 huā                                        flower



开满 āi mǎn                              to bloom abundantly



山坡 shānpō                                 hillside



希望 xīwàng                                 hope



就 jiù                                           then




会 huì                                     will, to be possible



有 yǒu                                       to have



收获 shōuhuò                         harvest, reward