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Learn Chinese Through Songs #14 – The Moon Represents My Heart

The Moon Represents My Heart (月亮代表我的心) by Teresa Teng (邓丽君). This is the second song I have featured by Teresa Teng, following Sweet Honey Honey, which is another of her classics.

This song is another popular song to learn for people studying Chinese, and it’s easy to understand why: the lyrics are very simple. The song was originally sung by another artist (陈芬兰), but it was Teng who made the song famous, in the 1970s.

If you’re just starting to learn Chinese and you want to learn your first song, this is a good one to choose. It’s been covered so many times by so many different people, by Qi Qin (齐秦), by Andy Lau (刘德华), by Leslie Cheung (张国荣) and even by Bon Jovi, (ahead of a planned mainland China concert that didn’t end up happening).

As always, the lyrics in the video are in traditional Chinese characters, and the pinyin, simplified Chinese characters and English translation are below.

nǐ wèn wǒ ài nǐ yǒu duō shēn
你问我爱你有多深
You ask how deeply I love you

wǒ ài nǐ yǒu jǐ fēn
我爱你有几分
How much I love you

wǒ de qíng yě zhēn
我的情也真
My feelings are true

wǒ de ài yě zhēn
我的爱也真
My love is true

yuèliang dàibiǎo wǒ de xīn
月亮代表我的心
The moon represents my heart

nǐ wèn wǒ ài nǐ yǒu duō shēn
你问我爱你有多深
You ask me how deeply I love you

wǒ ài nǐ yǒu jǐ fēn
我爱你有几分
How much I love you

wǒ de qíng bùyí
我的情不移
My feelings will not shift

wǒ de ài bùbiàn
我的爱不变
My love will not change

yuèliang dàibiǎo wǒ de xīn
月亮代表我的心
The moon represents my heart

qīngqīng de yīgè wěn
轻轻的一个吻
A soft soft kiss

yǐjīng dǎdòng wǒ de xīn
已经打动我的心
Has already moved my heart

shēnshēn de yīduàn qíng
深深的一段情
A deep affection

jiào wǒ sīniàn dào rújīn
叫我思念到如今
Makes my long for you right now

nǐ wèn wǒ ài nǐ yǒu duō shēn
你问我爱你有多深
You ask me how deeply I love you

wǒ ài nǐ yǒu jǐ fēn
我爱你有几分
How much I love you

nǐ qù xiǎng yī xiǎng
你去想一想
Think about it

nǐ qù kàn yī kàn
你去看一看
And take a look

yuèliang dàibiǎo wǒ de xīn
月亮代表我的心
The moon represents my heart