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Chinese Song Translations

Listening to music is one of the most entertaining ways to learn a language. 🙂  Make sure to visit my Chinese Song Translations page for even more sing-along fun.

God-Given Voices: Angela Chang & Aaron Yan

While scrolling through Instagram, I stumbled upon 炎亚纶 Aaron Yan & 张韶涵 Angela Chang singing 说些什么 “Say Something” & 没离开过 “I Surrender.” I am just blown away by this duet.  They sound beautiful together!  The performance was part of a new music program by 浙江卫视 Zhejiang Satellite TV called 天赐的声音 “God-Given Voice.” During each episode, …

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Tribute to Frontline Workers Assisting With Coronavirus by Jiro Wang, Calvin Chen & Dylan Kuo

Visit Weibo 新浪微博, and you will encounter many works paying tribute to those affected by the coronavirus. Most recently, Jiro Wang 汪东城 and Calvin Chen 辰亦儒, former members of the Taiwanese boy band, Fahrenheit 飞轮海, and their pal, Taiwanese actor Dylan Kuo 郭品超, have collaborated on the touching song “Let Love Retrograde” 让爱逆行. A video …

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Han Hong and JJ Lin’s collaboration Under the Clouds

I’m on Cloud 9 Listening to “Under the Clouds”

I am on Cloud 9 listening to Han Hong (韓紅, Hán Hóng) and JJ Lin’s (林俊傑, Lín Jùnjié) first collaboration… “Under the Clouds” (飛雲之下, Fēi yún zhī xià). Their magnificent voices combine to give us, the listener, nothing short of a heavenly experience. The lyrics speak to those who have left their homeland.  All I can say …

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Wallace Huo and Zhou Xun in Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace

First Impression: “Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace” Chinese Drama

Two words, Wallace Huo. My expectations for “Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace” (如懿传, Rúyì Zhuàn) were high because he shines when playing a king. He caught my eye in 2016’s “The Imperial Doctress” (女医明妃传, Nǚyī míng fēi zhuàn), where he played one of two royal siblings in a rivalry for the throne. His character, Zhu …

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