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Learn Chinese Through Songs – #2: Do You Love Me or Not?

After the success of the first post, I’m back today with another classic Chinese song for you!

This time I’m bringing you a pop rock classic – Do You Love Me or Not? (你爱不爱我)by Lingdian Yuedui.

This song is so catchy, the chorus will just get into your head and stay with you, and before you know it you’ll end up singing it to yourself when you least expect it (if you’re anything like me).

And the lead singer looks pretty cool with that shaved head!

Here are the lyrics in Chinese characters, Pinyin and English.

nǐ zhǎo gè lǐyóu ràng wǒ pínghéng
你找 个 理由 让 我 平衡
Find an reason, to keep me in balance
 

nǐ zhǎo gè jièkǒu ràng wǒ jiēshòu
你 找 个 借口 让 我 接受
Find an excuse, so I can accept this

wǒ zhīdào nǐ xiànzài de xiǎngfǎ
我 知道 你 现在 的 想法
I know what you’re thinking now

ér nǐ què kàn bù chū wǒ de gǎnshòu
而 你 却 看 不 出 我 的 感受
But you can’t see how I feel

tiān hǎo hēi fēng hǎo lěng
天 好 黑 风 好 冷
The sky is dark and the wind is so cold

nǐ shuō shì shìjiè bǎ nǐ wǒ zuònòng
你 说 是 世界 把 你 我 做 弄
You say it was the world that made a fool of us

xiànshí de shēnghuó nánmiǎn chūxiàn lièfèng
现实 的 生活 难免 出现 裂缝
In real life it’s hard to avoid cracks appearing

bié shuō shì ǒurán yīcì fàngzòng
别 说 是 偶然 一次 放纵
Don’t say it was a chance indulgence

ér wǒ què xiànrù le kùnjìng
而 我 却 陷入 了 困境
And I’ve fallen into a trap

wǒ hǎo lèi wǒ hǎo téng
我好累我好疼
I’m so tired out, I’m in pain

nǐ dàodǐ ài bú ài wǒ
你 到底 爱不爱我
Do you love me or not?

wǒ bù zhī gāi shuō xiē shénme
我 不知 该 说 些 什么
I don’t know what I’m supposed to say

nǐ ài bú ài wǒ
你爱不爱我
Do you love me?

sīdiào xūwěi yěxǔ wǒ huì hǎoguò
撕 掉 虚伪 也许 我 会 好过
If we tear away what’s fake I might feel better

nǐ ài bú ài wǒ
你爱不爱我
Do you love me?

wǒ bù zhī gāi zuò xiē shénme
我 不知 该 做 些 什么
I don’t know what I’m supposed to do

nǐ dàodǐ ài bú ài wǒ
你 到底 爱不爱我
Do you love me or not?

huànxǐng zìjǐ yě jiù bù zài nánguò
唤醒 自己 也 就 不再 难过
If I wake myself up, I won’t be upset any more

[BRIDGE]

wǒ qíngyuàn bēifù suǒyǒu de zuì
我 情愿 背负 所 有的 罪
I’m willing to take on all the blame

yě bú yuàn jiàn nǐ shāngxīn luòlèi
也 不 愿 见 你 伤心 落泪
rather than see you hurt and crying

wǒ qíngyuàn wàn diào suǒ yǒu de tòng
我 情愿 忘掉 所有 的 痛
I’m willing to forget all the pain

zài yī cì miàn duì nǐ wú zhī de chōng dòng
再 一次 面对 你 无知 的 冲动
And face your impulses without thinking once again.