Chinese Songs for Kids

Chinese Songs for Kids

Here at TutorMandarin, we love teaching kids Chinese! And what better way to learn Chinese than through songs! Songs are a great way to make language learning fun and memorable. If the song is catchy enough, you’ll sing it over and over and over.

As a bonus, many popular kids Chinese songs are actually originally English songs that have simply been translated into Chinese. So the melodies should be familiar to your children. Ok, enjoy these select songs and follow along with the Chinese, Pinyin, and English.

Chinese Kids Song 1 – “两只老虎” or “Two Tigers”

两只老虎,两只老虎
跑得快,跑得快
一只没有耳朵
一只没有 尾巴
真奇怪,真奇怪

liǎng zhī lǎo hǔ, liǎng zhī lǎo hǔ
pǎo dé kuài, pǎo dé kuài
yī zhī méi yǒu ěr duǒ
yī zhī méi yǒu wěi bā
zhēn qí guài, zhēn qí guài

Two Tigers, Two Tigers
Running very fast, Running very fast
One has no ears, One has no tail,
How strange! How strange!

Chinese Kids Song 2 – “小星星” or “Twinkle twinkle little star”

一闪一闪亮晶晶,
满天都是小星星
挂在天空放光明,
好像许多小眼睛
一闪一闪亮晶晶,
满天都是小星星

Yī shǎn yī shǎn liàngjīngjīng,
mǎn tiān dū shì xiǎo xīngxīng
guà zài tiānkōng fàng guāngmíng,
hǎoxiàng xǔduō xiǎo yǎnjīng
yī shǎn yī shǎn liàngjīngjīng,
mǎn tiān dū shì xiǎo xīngxīng

Flickers of light,
Twinkle little star
Hanging in the sky they shine
Like many little eyes
Flickers of light,
Twinkle little star.

Chinese Kids Song 3 – “伦敦桥” or “London Bridge is Falling Down”

 

伦敦桥要塌下来,
塌下来,塌下来。
伦敦桥要塌下来,
我美丽的淑女。

Lúndūn qiáo yào tā xiàlái,
tā xiàlái, tā xiàlái.
Lúndūn qiáo yào tā xiàlái,
wǒ měilì de shūnǚ.

London Bridge is falling down
Falling down falling down
London Bridge is falling down
My fair lady

Chinese Kids Song 4 – “恭喜你” or “Congratulations”

每条大街小巷
每个人的嘴里
见面第一句话
就是恭喜恭喜
恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀
恭喜恭喜恭喜你

冬天已到尽头
真是好的消息
温暖的春风
就要吹醒大地
恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀
恭喜恭喜恭喜你

浩浩冰雪融解
眼看梅花吐蕊
漫漫长夜过去
听到一声鸡啼
恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀
恭喜恭喜恭喜你

经过多少困难
历经多少磨练
多少心儿盼望
盼望春的消息
恭喜恭喜恭喜你呀

恭喜恭喜恭喜你

Měi tiáo dàjiē xiǎo xiàng

měi gèrén de zuǐ lǐ
jiànmiàn dì yī jù huà
jiùshì gōngxǐ gōngxǐ
gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ ya
gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ

dōngtiān yǐ dào jìntóu
zhēnshi hǎo de xiāoxī
wēnnuǎn de chūnfēng
jiù yào chuī xǐng dàdì
gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ ya
gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ

hào hào bīngxuě róngjiě
yǎnkàn méihuā tǔ ruǐ
mànmàn chángyè guòqù
tīng dào yīshēng jī tí
gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ ya
gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ

jīngguò duōshǎo kùnnán
lìjīng duōshǎo mó liàn
duōshǎo xin er pànwàng
pànwàng chūn de xiāoxī
gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ ya
gōngxǐ gōngxǐ gōngxǐ nǐ

Everywhere on the streets,

The first phrase from people’s mouths

When meeting is congratulations.

Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations to you

Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations to you

The winter has come to an end.

What good news!

The warm breeze of the spring
will wake up the earth.
Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations to you
Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations to you
The heavy snow has melted.
Soon the plum blossoms will spill out.
The endless nights have passed.
Hear the rooster’s shrill crow.
Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations to you
Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations to you
After so much difficulty,
Experiencing so much discipline,
How many hearts are looking forward
To the news of spring?
Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations to you
Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations to you

Chinese Kids Song 5 – “妹妹 背 着 洋娃娃” or “Young girl carries a doll”

妹妹 背 着 洋娃娃,
Mèimèi bēi zhe yángwáwa ,
Young girl carries a doll,

走 到 花园 来看 花,
Zǒu dào huāyuán láikàn huā ,
Walks to the garden to see flowers,

娃娃 哭 了 叫 妈妈,
Wáwa kū le jiào māma ,
The doll cries calls mom,

花 上 蝴蝶 笑 哈哈。
Huā shàng húdié xiào hāhā 。
Flower on butterfly laughs haha (The butterfly on the flower laughs haha).

妹妹 背 着 洋娃娃,
Mèimèi bēi zhe yángwáwa ,
Young girl carries a doll,

走 到 花园 来 玩耍,
Zǒu dào huāyuán lái wánshuǎ ,
Walks to the garden to play,

娃娃 饿 了 叫 妈妈,
Wáwa è le jiào māma ,
Baby hungry calls mom,

树 上 小 鸟 笑 哈哈。
Shù shàng xiǎo niǎo xiào hāhā 。
Tree on little bird laughs haha (The little bird on the tree laughs haha).

Chinese Kids Song 6 – “王老先生” or “Old MacDonald”

王老先生有塊地
王老先生有塊地 依呀依呀喲喲
他在田邊養小雞兒 依呀依呀喲喲
它這裡吱吱 它那裡吱吱
依呀依呀喲

王老先生有塊地 依呀依呀喲
他在田邊養小鴨兒 依呀依呀喲
它這裡呱呱 它那裡呱呱
依呀依呀喲

王老先生有塊地 依呀依呀喲
更多更詳盡歌詞 在
他在田邊養小羊兒 依呀依呀喲
它這裡咩咩 它那裡咩咩
依呀依呀喲

王老先生有塊地 依呀依呀喲
他在田邊養小豬兒 依呀依呀喲
它這裡哼哼 它那裡哼哼
依呀依呀喲

Wáng lǎo xiānshēng yǒu kuài dì
wáng lǎo xiānshēng yǒu kuài dì yī ya yī ya yō yō
tā zài tiánbiān yǎng xiǎo jī er yī ya yī ya yō yō
tā zhèlǐ zhī zhī tā nàlǐ zhī zhī
yī ya yī ya yō

wáng lǎo xiānshēng yǒu kuài dì yī ya yī ya yō
tā zài tiánbiān yǎng xiǎoyā er yī ya yī ya yō
tā zhèlǐ guāguā tā nàlǐ guāguā
yī ya yī ya yō

wáng lǎo xiānshēng yǒu kuài dì yī ya yī ya yō
gèng duō gèng xiángjìn gēcí zài
tā zài tiánbiān yǎng xiǎo yáng er yī ya yī ya yō
tā zhèlǐ miē miē tā nàlǐ miē miē
yī ya yī ya yō

wáng lǎo xiānshēng yǒu kuài dì yī ya yī ya yō
tā zài tiánbiān yǎng xiǎo zhū er yī ya yī ya yō
tā zhèlǐ hēng hēng tā nàlǐ hēng hēng
yī ya yī ya yō

Old Mr. Wang had a farm EIEIO

And on that farm, he had some chicks EIEIO

WIth a ____ here and a _____ there, here a ___ , there a _____, everywehre a ____ _____

Old Mr want had a farm, EIEO

  • Chicks
  • Ducks
  • Lambs
  • Pigs

 

In Conclusion

Songs are a wonderful way for kids to get into Chinese and enjoy the language from the start. Kids are some of the best language learners out there, and the earlier they get started, the better their abilities will be! Start your kid off right with a free trial class and then an appropriate kids Chinese course. Cheers!

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