Saturday, May 7, 2011

Chinese Children/Pop Song "世上只有妈妈好" (Shi Shang Zhiyou Mama Hao, On Earth Only Mom Is Great)

May 07, 2011

It's Mother's Day soon~ This song is always in my head when I think of my mother.
It's a very famous song. Here's to all the wonderful mothers- 
母親節快樂, 母亲节快乐, Mǔqīn Jié Kuàilè, Happy Mother's Day
 
Song Title:  
Shì Shàng Zhǐyǒu Māma Hǎo (On Earth Only Mom Is Great)
世上只有媽媽好 - traditional Chinese
世上只有妈妈好 - simplified Chinese

Singer: 鳳飛飛 (凤飞飞, Fèng Fēi-Fēi), a famous Taiwanese singer from the 1970s. Her voice in this video is very sweet:





歌词, 简体 中文, 拼音 和 英文 翻译:
Gēcí, jiǎntǐ zhōngwén, pīnyīn hé yīngwén fānyì:
Lyrics in simplified characters, pinyin and English translations, the translations are done by the Chinese characters order so the grammar may not be proper: 


1.
世 上 只有 妈妈 好
Shì shàng zhǐyǒu māma hǎo
Earth above only mom great (Only mom is great in the world)

有 妈 的 孩子 像 *块 宝
Yǒu mā de háizi xiàng *kuài bǎo
Has mom kid like a gem (A kid who has a mom is like a gem)
*块 kuài, classifier for objects like cake, soap...

投 进 妈妈的 怀抱
Tóu jìn māma de huáibào
Casts into mom's arms

幸福 享 不 了
Xìngfú xiǎng bù liǎo
Happiness enjoy without end (Enjoys the happiness without end)

2.
世 上 只有 妈妈 好
Shì shàng zhǐyǒu māma hǎo
Earth above only mom great (Only mom is great in the world)

没 妈 的 孩子 像 *根 草
Méi mā de háizi xiàng *gēn cǎo
Without mom kid like a grass (A kid who has no mom is like grass)
*根 gēn, classifier for long slender objects.

离开 妈妈的 怀抱
Líkāi māma de huáibào
Leave mom's arms

幸福 那里 找
Xìngfú nǎlǐ zhǎo
Happiness where find (Where to find the happiness)

3.
世 上 只有 妈妈 好
Shì shàng zhǐyǒu māma hǎo
Earth above only mom great (Only mom is great in the world)

有 妈 的 孩子 像 块 宝
Yǒu mā de háizi xiàng kuài bǎo
Has mom kid like a gem (A kid who has a mom is like a gem)

投 进 妈妈的 怀抱
Tóu jìn māma de huáibào 
Cast into mom's arms

梦 里 也 会 笑
Mèng lǐ yě huì xiào
Dream inside also will smile (Will also smile in the dreams)





This video is by another female singer with traditional Chinese lyrics:







Kids version also with traditional Chinese lyrics:
Replace 
1. 像 块 宝 (xiàng kuài bǎo) to 像 个 宝 (xiàng gè bǎo), 块 and 个 are the same in this case.
2. the first sentence of the second paragraph to 
没有 妈妈 最 苦恼
Méiyǒu māma zuì kǔnǎo
Without mom most distressed (Without mom is the most distressed thing)





Guzheng solo version:






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