The audio files of my Chinese textbook ended at lesson 10 and I finished lesson 10 yesterday so I have to buy the next installment if I want to continue studying with that book. I haven’t bought it. I just didn’t feel like to. Maybe tomorrow.
Today I read the lyrics of the song that made me start learning Chinese: the Roy Kim’s version of Cloudy Day (天黑黑). I understand that it’s a remake song originally sang by Stefanie Sun, a Singaporean Mandopop queen, according to Wikipedia.
The melody of the song is so beautiful and maybe because I’m a fan of Roy Kim’s voice, I cried when listening to the song and reading the translation in Korean on Naver Music (http://music.naver.com/lyric/index.nhn?trackId=6188274). 😭😭😭
Naver Music only gave lyrics in romanization (it’s a Korean website, anyway) so I thought that I needed the lyrics in Chinese and also the pinyin.
I searched for the lyrics on mojim.com and I used Google Translate for pinyin. Thanks to Google Translate, I found out that the lyrics on mojim.com was in Traditional Chinese so I had to use Google Translate to translate it to Simplified Chinese first, then I copy pasted the lyrics and the pinyin from Google Translate to a notepad file.
Someone on YouTube told me that the “ti ou ou bei luo hou” part is Hokkien dialect.
It was a lot of trouble and the words are too difficult to memorize and maybe it’s better for me to stick to the Chinese words for introductory level… but I really like the song. It’s the song that made me cry. It’s important for me. I guess efficiency is not my top priority. So… what is? Fun is. I learn Chinese for fun. OK, then, bye! 再见！ ###