children song-shu ya zi, count ducks 数鸭子

Monday, December 19, 2022

Do you want to learn Chinese through songs? Today we will learn a song about counting ducks. Have you heard before? Let's get started.

Under the bridge,
门前大桥下,
mén qián dàqiáo xià,

A flock of ducks swam across the bridge,
游过一群鸭,
yóuguò yīqún yā,

Come and count,
快来快来数一数,
kuài lái kuài lái shǔ yī shǔ,

Two, four, six, seven, eight,
二四六七八.
èr, sì, liù, qī, bā.

Quack, quack, quack,
嘎嘎嘎嘎,
gā, gā, gā, gā,

so many!
真呀真多呀!
zhēn ya zhēn duō ya!

I can't count how many ducks!
数不清到底多少鸭!
shǔ bù qīng dàodǐ duōshǎo yā!

I can't count how many ducks!
数不清到底多少鸭!
shǔ bù qīng dàodǐ duōshǎo yā!

The grandpa who herding the ducks,
赶鸭老爷爷,
gǎn yā lǎo yéyé,

With white beard,
胡子白花花,
húzi bái huāhuā,

Singing the local opera,
唱呀唱着家乡戏,
chàng ya chàngzhe jiāxiāng xì,

can also tell jokes.
还会说笑话.
hái huì shuō xiàohuà.

child, child,
小孩,小孩,
xiǎohái, xiǎohái,

go to school quickly,
快快上学校,
kuài kuài shàng xuéxiào,

Don't get a zero and take it home!
别考个鸭蛋抱回家!
bié kǎo gè yādàn bào huí jiā!

Don't get a zero and take it home!
别考个鸭蛋抱回家!
bié kǎo gè yādàn bào huí jiā!

 

This low-grade song sung by a child solo depicts a child innocently singing the ducks down the bridge, vividly expressing the child's babbling and the expectations of the elders for their growing up. The lyrics of the work are kind and vivid, full of children's songs. The melody is lively and sweet, the form is simple, the rhythm is cheerful, the combination of reading and singing is easy to learn and sing, and it is welcomed and loved by children. A classic nursery rhyme from the 80s that is still very popular with children today. Probably mainly because its lyrics are easy to understand and interesting.

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