Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Jasmine Flower

It’s been a while since we learned a song. So let’s learn a very popular Chinese folk song today. Click here for the full lyrics.
茉莉花 (Mòlìhuā) Jasmine Flower
Hăo yì duǒ měilì de mòlìhuā.
What a beautiful jasmine flower,

Hăo yì duǒ měilì de mòlìhuā.
What a beautiful jasmine flower.
Fēnfāng měilì măn zhī yā,
A spray of fragrance and lovely petals,

Yòu xiāng yòu bái rénrén kuā.
Everyone loves your snow-white buds.

Ràng wǒ lái jiānɡ nĭ zhāi xià,
Let me pick a jasmine flower,

Sòng gěi biérén jiā.
And give it to others.

Mòlìhuā ya mòlìhuā.
Jasmine flowers, jasmine flowers.
Why did I pick this song? Not because this is one of my favorite, but because Celine Dion sang this song in Mandarin for a New Year Gala show. If you didn’t already know, February 10 was the Chinese New year and this is the year of snake. Check this post to learn how to say Happy New Year in Chinese language.
And below is a video of Celine Dion singing the Jasmine Flower song.


  1. Very good song and it's much better when you are able to understand the lyrics...I think learning Mandarin is really hard...especially if you want to learn to speak it fluently and also be able to read it...but with a effort you will be able to sing the lyrics of songs like this. If you are in need of another song translation or any other other Chinese translation commission a translation agency.

  2. That is a truly gorgeous song I must say. And I also think that once you learn the Chinese language it will sound even better!

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