I will teach you this simple but beautiful song: happy birthday to you(祝你生日快乐)(zhu4 ni3 sheng1 ri4 kuai4 le4) in Mandarin-Chinese.
Next time, you can sing this beautiful song in both English and Mandarin-Chinese at your family or friend’s birthday party.
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“Two Tigers” (两只老虎) (liang3 zhi1 lao3 hu3) is one of my favorite songs when I was little.
In Chinese culture, tiger is regarded as the king of animals. We believe in a tiger has a power.
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Mandarin-Chinese is a tonal language. Tones are more like music notes, which guide you how to pronounce each character. In this sense, speaking Mandarin-Chinese is more like singing.
It sounds fun but might be confusing to English speakers who are never exposed to tonal languages. However, if you know the trick, you will find it is not difficult at all.
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We will learn a number song. Below is the lyric in Mandarin Chinese. Take a look to see if you know the number.
Do you know how to count eleven? Easy! 十一. Twelve? 十二. Thirteen? 十三. Fourteen? 十四. Fifteen? 十五. Twenty? 二十. Twenty one? 二十一. Twenty two? 二十二. Thirty? 三十. Forty? 四十. Fifty? 五十. One hundred? 一百 (yi4 bai3). One thousand? 一千 (yi4 qian1).
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