Chinese Song: 龙的传人 (Descendants of the Dragon) by侯德健

In simplified Chinese:

 

 

This is a cool modification of the original song:

Wang Li Hong’s Version: 王力宏的版本

 

In traditional Chinese:

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The first stanza of the song “龙的传人”

遥远的东方有一条江,它的名字就叫长江,
In the Far East there is a river; its name is Chang Jiang (Yangtze River)
遥远的东方有一条河,它的名字就叫黄河,
In the Far East there is a river; its name is Huang He (Yellow River)
虽不曾看见长江美,梦里常神游长江水,
Though I have never seen the beauty of Chang Jiang, through dreams the river’s waters flow
虽不曾听见黄河壮,澎湃汹涌在梦里。
Though I have never heard the strength of Huang He, it surges turbulently in my dreams

侯德健《龙的传人》: The entire lyrics:

遥远的东方有一条江
它的名字就叫长江
遥远的东方有一条河
它的名字就叫黄河
虽不曾看见长江美
梦里常神游长江水
虽不曾听过黄河壮
澎湃汹涌在梦里
古老的东方有一条龙
它的名字就叫中国
古老的东方有一群人
他们全都是龙的传人
巨龙脚底下我成长

长成以后是龙的传人

黑眼睛黑头发黄皮肤
永永远远是龙的传人
百年前宁静的一个夜
巨变前夕的深夜里
枪炮声敲碎了宁静夜
四面楚歌是姑息的剑
多少年炮声仍隆隆
多少年又是多少年
巨龙巨龙你擦亮眼
永永远远地擦亮眼[3]

Vocabulary List 生词

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 侯德健 hóujiàn
2 lóng surname Long; dragon; Classifiers: ; imperial
3 de of; ~’s (possessive particle); (used after an attribute); (used to form a nominal expression); (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
4 传人 傳人 chuánrén to teach; to impart; a disciple; descendant
5 遥远 遙遠 yáoyuǎn distant; remote
6 东方 東方 dōngfāng the East; the Orient; two-character surname Dongfang; east
7 yǒu to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
8 one; 1; single; a (article); as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout; “one” radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1); also pr. for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
9 tiáo strip; item; article; clause (of law or treaty); classifier for long thin things (ribbon, river, road, trousers etc)
10 jiāng surname Jiang; river; Classifiers:
11 it
12 名字 míngzi name (of a person or thing); Classifiers:
13 jiù at once; right away; only; just (emphasis); as early as; already; as soon as; then; in that case; as many as; even if; to approach; to move towards; to undertake; to engage in; to suffer; subjected to; to accomplish; to take advantage of; to go with (of foods); with regard to; concerning
14 jiào to shout; to call; to order; to ask; to be called; by (indicates agent in the passive mood)
15 长江 長江 chángjiāng Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang
16 river; Classifiers:
17 黄河 黃河 huáng Yellow River or Huang He
18 suī although; even though
19 不曾 céng never (have done sth)
20 看见 看見 kànjiàn to see; to catch sight of
21 měi the Americas; abbr. for 美洲 ; beautiful; very satisfactory; good; to beautify; to be pleased with oneself
22 mèng dream; Classifiers:
23 lining; interior; inside; internal; also written ; li, ancient measure of length, approx. 500 m; neighborhood; ancient administrative unit of 25 families; (Tw) borough, administrative unit between the township levels; li, ancient measure of length, approx. 500 m; neighborhood; ancient administrative unit of 25 families; (Tw) borough, administrative unit between the township levels
24 cháng surname Chang; always; ever; often; frequently; common; general; constant
25 神游 shényóu to go on a mental journey
26 shuǐ surname Shui; water; river; liquid; beverage; additional charges or income; (of clothes) classifier for number of washes
27 tīng to listen; to hear; to obey; a can (loanword from English “tin”); classifier for canned beverages
28 guò surname Guo; to cross; to go over; to pass (time); to celebrate (a holiday); to live; to get along; excessively; too-
29 zhuàng Zhuang ethnic group of Guangxi, the PRC’s second most numerous ethnic group; Zhuang: Bouxcuengh; to strengthen; strong; robust
30 澎湃 péngpài to surge
31 汹涌 洶湧 xiōngyǒng to surge up violently (of ocean, river, lake etc); turbulent
32 zài (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)
33 古老 lǎo ancient; old; age-old
34 一条龙 一條龍 tiáolóng lit. one dragon; integrated chain; coordinated process
35 中国 中國 zhōngguó China
36 一群 qún gang; regiment
37 rén man; person; people; Classifiers:
38 他们 他們 men they
39 全都 quándōu all; without exception
40 shì is; are; am; yes; to be
41 巨龙 巨龍 lóng giant dragon
42 脚底 腳底 jiǎo soles of the feet
43 xià down; downwards; below; lower; later; next (week etc); second (of two parts); to decline; to go down; to arrive at (a decision, conclusion etc); measure word to show the frequency of an action
44 I; me; my
45 成长 成長 chéngzhǎng to mature; to grow; growth
46 长成 長成 zhǎngchéng to grow up
47 以后 以後 hòu after; later; afterwards; following; later on; in the future
48 hēi black; dark; sinister; secret; shady; illegal; to hide (sth) away; to vilify; (loanword) to hack (computing); black; dark; sinister; secret; shady; illegal; to hide (sth) away; to vilify; (loanword) to hack (computing)
49 眼睛 yǎnjing eye; Classifiers:
50 头发 頭髮 tóufa hair (on the head)
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
51 皮肤 皮膚 skin; Classifiers:
52 yǒng forever; always; perpetual
53 永远 永遠 yǒng yuǎn forever; eternal
54 yuǎn far; distant; remote; (intensifier in a comparison) by far; much (lower etc)
55 bǎi surname Bai; hundred; numerous; all kinds of
56 年前 nián qián …years ago
57 宁静 寧靜 níng jìng tranquil; tranquility; serenity
58 一个 一個 a; an
59 night
60 巨变 巨變 biàn great changes
61 前夕 qián eve; the day before
62 深夜 shēn very late at night
63 枪炮 槍砲 qiāng pào firearm
64 shēng sound; voice; tone; noise; classifier for sounds
65 qiāo to hit; to strike; to tap; to rap; to knock; to rip sb off; to overcharge
66 suì to break down; to break into pieces; fragmentary
67 le (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)
68 四面楚歌 miànchǔ lit. on all sides, the songs of Chu (idiom); fig. surrounded by enemies, isolated and without help
69 姑息 excessively tolerant; to overindulge (sb); overly conciliatory; to seek appeasement at any price
70 jiàn double-edged sword; Classifiers: ; classifier for blows of a sword
71 多少 duō shǎo number; amount; somewhat
72 nián surname Nian; year; Classifiers: ; grain; harvest (old); variant of
73 pào cannon; Classifiers: ; firecracker
74 réng still; yet; to remain
75 隆隆 lóng lóng rumble
76 yòu (once) again; also; both… and…; and yet; (used for emphasis) anyway
77 you (informal, as opposed to courteous )
78 擦亮 liàng to polish
79 yǎn eye; small hole; crux (of a matter); Classifiers: ; classifier for big hollow things (wells, stoves, pots etc)
80 de -ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct

Downloadable Worksheets:

Note: In Chinese there are two words that mean river, and , so the Chinese lyrics don’t sound as repetitive as the English translation. The title is also sometimes translated as ‘Heirs of the Dragon’.

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龍的傳人 (Long De Chuan Ren) Music Video

 Artist: 王力宏 (Wang Lee Hom)

Album :  永遠的第一天
Song: 龍的傳人 (Long De Chuan Ren)

龍的傳人 (Long De Chuan Ren) by 王力宏 (Wang Lee Hom) –

Lyrics:

遥远的东方有一条江
它的名字就叫长江
遥远的东方有一条河
它的名字就叫黄河
古老的东方有一条龙
它的名字就叫中国
古老的东方有一群人
他们全都是龙的传人

巨龙脚底下我成长
长成以后是龙的传人
黑眼睛 黑头发 黄皮肤
永永远远是龙的传人

遥远的东方有一条江
它的名字就叫长江
遥远的东方有一条河
它的名字就叫黄河

虽不曾看见长江美
梦里常神游长江水
虽不曾听见黄河壮
澎湃汹涌在梦里

古老的东方有一条龙
它的名字就叫中国
古老的东方有一群人
他们全都是龙的传人

Rap:
now here’s a story that’ll makes u cry
straight from Taiwan they came just a girl & a homeboy in love
no $ no speak no English
nobody gonna give’em the time of day in a city so cold
they made a wish & then they had the strength 2 graduate w/ honor
& borrowed 50 just 2 communicate a marriage
under GOD who never left their side game their children pride
raise ur voices high love will never die never dir…

多年前宁静的一个夜
我们全家人到了纽约
野火呀烧不尽在心间
每夜每天对家的思念

别人土地上我成长
长成以后是龙的传人
巨龙巨龙你擦亮眼

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long-de-chuan-ren_lyrics_wang-honglis-version_the-rap-portion

王力宏 (Wang Lee Hom) – 龍的傳人 (Long De Chuan Ren)! Famous Songs!

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 多年 duō nián many years
2 qián front; forward; ahead; first; top (followed by a number); future; ago; before; BC (e.g. 293 ); former; formerly
3 宁静 寧靜 níng jìng tranquil; tranquility; serenity
4 de of; ~’s (possessive particle); (used after an attribute); (used to form a nominal expression); (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)
5 一个 一個 a; an
6 night
7 我们 我們 men we; us; ourselves; our
8 全家 quán jiā whole family
9 rén man; person; people; Classifiers:
10 dào to (a place); until (a time); up to; to go; to arrive; (verb complement denoting completion or result of an action)
11 le (modal particle intensifying preceding clause); (completed action marker)
12 纽约 紐約 niǔ yuē New York
13 野火 huǒ wildfire; (spreading like) wildfire; bush fire; farm fire (for clearing fields)
14 ya (particle equivalent to after a vowel, expressing surprise or doubt)
15 shāo to burn; to cook; to stew; to bake; to roast; to heat; to boil (tea, water etc); fever; to run a temperature; (coll.) to let things go to one’s head
16 不尽 不盡 jìn not completely; endlessly
17 zài (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)
18 xīn heart; mind; intention; center; core; Classifiers:
19 jiān between; among; within a definite time or space; room; section of a room or lateral space between two pairs of pillars; classifier for rooms
20 měi each; every
21 每天 měi tiān every day; everyday
22 duì right; correct; couple; pair; towards; at; for; to face; opposite; to treat (sb a certain way); to match together; to adjust; to fit; to suit; to answer; to reply; classifier: couple
23 jiā see 家伙 ; surname Jia; home; family; (polite) my (sister, uncle etc); classifier for families or businesses; refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China; noun suffix for a specialist in some activity, such as a musician or revolutionary, corresponding to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian; Classifiers:
24 思念 niàn to think of; to long for; to miss
25 别人 別人 bié ren other people; others; other person
26 土地 land; soil; territory; Classifiers:
27 shàng on top; upon; above; upper; previous; first (of multiple parts); to climb; to get onto; to go up; to attend (class or university)
28 I; me; my
29 成长 成長 chéngzhǎng to mature; to grow; growth
30 长成 長成 zhǎngchéng to grow up
31 以后 以後 hòu after; later; afterwards; following; later on; in the future
32 shì is; are; am; yes; to be
33 lóng surname Long; dragon; Classifiers: ; imperial
34 传人 傳人 chuán rén to teach; to impart; a disciple; descendant
35 巨龙 巨龍 lóng giant dragon
36 you (informal, as opposed to courteous )
37 擦亮 liàng to polish
38 yǎn eye; small hole; crux (of a matter); Classifiers: ; classifier for big hollow things (wells, stoves, pots etc)

Wang Li Hong’s Version: