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Learn Chinese Through Songs #10 – Look Over, Girl Opposite

This song was originally written by the Malaysian singer A Niu (阿牛), but it became more widely popular after it was covered by Richie Ren (任贤齐). The lyrics are fun and light-hearted, and it’s a really catchy song. It’s also a really popular song for guitar players to learn. When you hear it, you’ll understand why!

You’ll find the lyrics in the video in traditional characters, and in Pinyin, simplified characters and English below.

duì miàn de nǚ hái kàn guò lái
对面 的 女孩 看 过来
Look over here, girl opposite

kàn guò lái, kàn guò lái
看 过来 看 过来
Look over here, look over here

zhè lǐ de biǎo yǎn hěn jīng cǎi
这里 的 表演 很 精彩
There’s an exciting performance over here

qǐng bù yào jiǎ zhuāng bù lǐ bù cǎi
请 不要 假装 不理不睬
Please don’t pretend to take no notice

duì miàn de nǚ hái kàn guò lái
对面 的 女孩 看 过来
Look over here, girl opposite

kàn guò lái , kàn guò lái
看 过来 看 过来
Look over here, look over here

bù yào bèi wǒ de yàng zi xià huài
不要 被 我 的 样子 吓坏
Don’t be scared by my appearance

qí shí wǒ hěn kě ài
其实 我 很 可爱
I’m actually very cute.

jì mò nán hái de bēi āi
寂寞男孩 的 悲哀
The sorrow of a lonely man

shuō chūlái, shéi míng bai
说出来,  谁 明白
If I talk about it, who will understand

qiú qiú nǐ, pāo gè mèi yǎn guò lái
求 求 你, 抛 个 媚眼 过来
Please, give me a glance

hǒng hǒng wǒ
哄哄我,
Humour me,

dòu wǒ lè kāi huái
逗 我 乐 开怀
Make me happy

( hēi hēi hēi , méi rén lǐwǒ , hēi ! )
嘿 嘿 嘿 没 人 理我 嘿
Hey, hey hey, nobody is paying attention to me, hey!

wǒ zuǒ kàn yòu kàn , shàng kàn xià kàn
我 左看右 看 上看下看
I look to the left, to the right, up and down.

yuán lái měi gè nǚ hái dōu bù jiǎn dān
原来 每个 女孩 都 不 简单
It’s not easy with any girl

wǒ xiǎng le yòu xiǎng , wǒ cāi le yòu cāi
我想了又想 我猜了又猜
I’ve thought it over many times, and tried to guess

nǚ hái men de xīn shì huán zhēn qí guài
女孩 们 的 心事 还 真 奇怪
The feelings of girls are very strange

jì mò nán hái de cāng ying pāi
寂寞 男孩 的 苍蝇拍
The fly swat of a lonely man

zuǒ pāi pāi , yòu pāi pāi
左拍拍 右拍拍
Swatting to the left and to the right

wèi shén me hái shi méi rén lái ài?
为什么还是 没 人 来爱?
Why does nobody come and love me?

wú rén wèn jīn na , zhēn wú nài
无人问津 哪, 真 无奈
Nobody’s interested. I feel really helpless.