Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Chinese Children Song "泥娃娃" (Ni Wa Wa, Mud Doll)

October 20, 2009

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Today I'm going to share a famous kid song "Ni Wa Wa" (Mud Doll).
You'll use words for body and family which I posted some in "Big Elephant", "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes" and "2 Tigers".






Lyrics in pinyin, translations and simplified characters:

"Ní Wá Wa" (Mud Doll)

Ní wáwa, (Mud doll,)
泥娃娃
Ní wáwa, (Mud doll,)
泥娃娃
Yīgè ní wáwa, (A mud doll,)
一个泥娃娃
Yě yǒu nà méimáo, (Has the eyebrows too,)
也有那眉毛
Yě yǒu nà yǎnjīng, (Has the eyes too,)
也有那眼睛
Yǎnjīng búhuì zhǎ. (Eyes will not blink.)
眼睛不会眨

Ní wáwa, (Mud doll,)
泥娃娃
Ní wáwa, (Mud doll,)
泥娃娃
Yīgè ní wáwa, (A mud doll,)
一个泥娃娃
Yě yǒu nà bízi, (Has the nose too,)
也有那鼻子
Yě yǒu nà zuǐbā, (Has the mouth too,)
也有那嘴巴
Zuǐbā bù shuōhuà. (Mouth does not speak.)
嘴巴不说话

Tā shì ge jiǎ wáwa, (She is a fake doll,)
她是个假娃娃
Bú shì ge zhēn wáwa, (Not a real baby,)
不是个真娃娃
Tā méiyǒu qīnàide māma, (She does not have dear mother,)
她没有亲爱的妈妈
Yě méiyǒu bàba. (Also has no father.)
也没有爸爸

Ní wáwa, (Mud doll,)
泥娃娃
Ní wáwa, (Mud doll,)
泥娃娃
Yīgè ní wáwa, (A mud doll,)
一个泥娃娃
Wǒ zuò tā māma, (I'll be her mother,)
我做她妈妈
Wǒ zuò tā bàba, (I'll be her father,)
也做她爸爸
Yǒngyuǎn ài zhe tā. (Always love her.)
永远爱着她

Repeat all.

Audio Version: CLICK HERE

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