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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8 comments:

Bananazஇ said...

Happy Mother's Day..waiting for a rap mother's day song..wonder there's any haha.

Bananazஇ said...

幸福 享 不 了
Xìngfú xiǎng bù liǎo (very true)..~;). tQ

Meichun Jones (Jeannie) said...

Hello My dear Bananaz,
Thank you so much! And yes, it's so true. My most 幸福 part is those countless meals cooked by my mom. I'd love to go back to be a kid and be fed by my mom....lol

Meichun Jones (Jeannie) said...

Oh I posted a song before "聽媽媽的話" here: http://easywaytolearnchinese.blogspot.com/2009/11/chinese-pop-song-listen-to-moms-words.html
Could that count a rap mother's day song? ^_^

James Oh said...

This comes timely for this great of mother's day. Now, we need to make it feel everyday. Thanks for your reminder and sharing.

Bananazஇ said...

Yeah that's a nice rap song by Jay Chou I mean so far no rap song on "mama hao" haha. Hope you had a great time on Mother 's Day.

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Meichun Jones (Jeannie) said...

@James Yes indeed. We actually should say something to our moms everyday.

@Bananaz Maybe you could come up with some mama hao rap. ^_^

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