chinese song: Tongnian 童年 (Childhood)

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih
From Ling-LingChinese.com

 

 

  • 罗大佑 – 童年 (with tone marks please use:

Tongnian_Lyrics in Chinese Characters and Pinyin (PDF)
Luo da you – Tong nian

池塘边的榕树上知了在声声叫着夏天

chi tang bian de shu shang zhi liao zai sheng sheng jiao zhuo xia tian

操场边的秋千上只有蝴蝶还停在上面

cao chang bian de qiu qian shang zhi you hu die huan ting zai shang mian

黑板上老师的粉笔还在拼命唧唧喳喳写个不停

hei ban shang lao shi de fen bi huan zai pin ming zha zha xie ge bu ting

等待着下课 等待着放学 等待游戏的童年

deng dai zhuo xia ke deng dai zhuo fang xue deng dai you xi de tong nian

福利社里面什么都有就是口袋里没有半毛钱

fu li she li mian shi me du you jiu shi kou dai li mei you ban mao qian

诸葛四郎和魔鬼党到底谁抢了那支宝剑

zhu ge si lang he mo gui dang dao di shui qiang liao na zhi bao jian

隔壁班的那个女孩怎么还没经过我的窗前

ge bi ban de na ge nv hai zen me huan mei jing guo wo de chuang qian

嘴里的零食 手里的漫画 心里初恋的童年

zui li de ling shi shou li de man hua xin li chu lian de tong nian

总是要等到睡觉前才知道功课只做了一点点

zong shi yao deng dao shui jue qian cai zhi dao gong ke zhi zuo liao yi dian dian

总是要待到考试以后才知道该念的书都没有念

zong shi yao dai dao kao shi yi hou cai zhi dao gai nian de shu du mei you nian

一寸光阴一寸金老师说过寸金难买寸光阴

yi cun guang yin yi cun jin lao shi shuo guo cun jin nan mai cun guang yin

一天又一天 一年又一年 迷迷糊糊的童年

yi tian you yi tian yi nian you yi nian mi mi hu hu de tong nian

没有人知道为什么太阳总下到山的那一边

mei you ren zhi dao wei shi me tai yang zong xia dao shan de na yi bian

没有人能够告诉我山里面有没有住着神仙

mei you ren neng gou gao su wo shan li mian you mei you zhu zhuo shen xian

多少的日子里总是一个人面对着天空发呆

duo shao de ri zi li zong shi yi ge ren mian dui zhuo tian kong fa dai

就这么好奇 就这么幻想 这么孤单的童年

jiu zhe me hao qi jiu zhe me huan xiang zhe me gu dan de tong nian

阳光下蜻蜓飞过来一片片绿油油的稻田

yang guang xia fei guo lai yi pian pian lv you you de dao tian

水彩蜡笔和万花筒画不出天边那一条彩虹

shui cai la bi he wan hua tong hua bu chu tian bian na yi tiao cai hong

什么时候才能象高年级的同学有张成熟与长大的脸

shi me shi hou cai neng xiang gao nian ji de tong xue you zhang cheng shu yu chang da de lian

盼望着假期 盼望着明天 盼望长大的童年

pan wang zhuo jia qi pan wang zhuo ming tian pan wang chang da de tong nian

哦 一天又一天 一年又一年 盼望长大的童年

o yi tian you yi tian yi nian you yi nian pan wang chang da de tong nian

 

Vocabulary List for Tongnian by Lu Dayou

ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
1 罗大佑 羅大佑 luó yòu  a famous singer in the 80s & 90s
2 童年 tóngnián childhood
3 池塘 chí táng pool; pond
4 biān side; edge; margin; border; boundary; Classifiers: ; simultaneously
5 de of; ~’s (possessive particle)
6 榕树 榕樹 róng shù banyan tree
7 shàng on top; upon; above; upper;
8 知了 zhī liǎo cicada
9 zài (located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)
10 声声 聲聲 shēngshēng  every sound
11 jiào to shout; to call
12 zhe aspect particle indicating action in progress
13 夏天 xià tiān summer; Classifiers:
14 操场 操場 cāochǎng playground; sports field
15 秋千 鞦韆 qiū qiān swing; seesaw; trapeze
16 只有 zhǐ yǒu only
17 蝴蝶 dié butterfly; Classifiers:
18 hái still; still in progress; still more; in addition;
19 tíng to stop; to park (a car)
20 上面 shàngmian on top of
21 黑板 hēi bǎn blackboard; Classifiers:
22 老师 老師 lǎo shī teacher; Classifiers:
23 粉笔 粉筆 fěn chalk; Classifiers:
24 拼命 pīn mìng to do one’s utmost; with all one’s might
25 唧唧喳喳 zhāzhā (onom.) chattering or giggling
26 xiě to write
27 gè; ge classifier for people or objects in general
28 不停 tíng incessant
29 等待 děng dài to wait; to wait for
30 下课 下課 xià to finish class; to get out of class
31 放学 放學 fàng xué to dismiss students at the end of the school day
32 游戏 遊戲 yóu game; Classifiers: ; to play
33 福利社 shè  canteen;
34 里面 裡面 miàn inside
35 什么 什麼 shén me what; something; anything
36 dōu all; both; entirely; (used for emphasis) even; already; (not) at all
37 yǒu to have; there is; there are
38 就是 jiù shì precisely; exactly
39 口袋 kǒu dài pocket; bag; sack; Classifiers:
40 lining; inside
41 没有 沒有 méi yǒu haven’t; hasn’t; doesn’t exist; to not have; to not be
42 bàn half
43 毛钱 毛錢 máoqián  dime
44 诸葛四 諸葛四 zhū  A famous historical figure known for his wits
45 láng minister; official;  a youth
46 and
47 魔鬼 guǐ devil
48 dǎng party; association; club; society; Classifiers:
49 到底 dào on earth; finally; in the end; to the end; to the last
50 shéi who
51 qiǎng to fight over; to grab; to rob; to snatch
52 le (completed action marker)
53 that; those
54 zhī classifier for rods such as pens and guns
55 宝剑 寶劍 bǎo jiàn sword; Classifiers:
56 隔壁 next door; neighbor
57 bān  class; Classifiers: ; classifier for groups
58 那个 那個 ge that one; also pr. [nei4 ge5]
59 女孩 hái girl
60 怎么 怎麼 zěn me how; why?
61 méi  have not; not
62 经过 經過 jīng guò to pass; to go through;
63 我的 de my; mine
64 窗前 chuāngqián  in front of window
65 嘴里 嘴裡 zuǐ mouth; in the mouth
66 零食 líng shí snacks
67 手里 手裡 shǒu in hand
68 漫画 漫畫 màn huà cartoon; Japanese manga
69 心里 心裡 xīn li in the heart or one’s mind
70 初恋 初戀 chū liàn first love
71 总是 總是 zǒng shì always
72 yào to want; will
73 等到 děngdào to wait until
74 睡觉 睡覺 shuì jiào to go to bed; to sleep
75 qián front; ago; before; BC (e.g. 293)
76 cái only then; not until
77 知道 zhī dào to know; to become aware of
78 功课 功課 gōng homework; assignment; task; classwork
79 zhǐ only;
80 zuò to do
81 一点点 一點點 diǎndiǎn a little bit
82 dài to wait
83 dào to (a place); until (a time)
84 考试 考試 kǎo shì to take an exam; exam;
85 以后 以後 hòu after; later; afterwards
86 gāi should; ought to
87 niàn to read; to study (a subject); to attend (a school); to read aloud
88 shū book; Classifiers: ; to write
89 一寸光阴一寸金 一寸光陰一寸金 cùnguāngyīn cùn jīn lit. An interval of time is worth an ounce of gold. (idiom); fig. free time is to be treasured
90 shuō to speak; to say
91 guò pass; go over; suffix for having done something
92 寸金难买寸光阴 寸金難買寸光陰 cùn jīnnán mǎicùnguāngyīn An ounce of gold can’t buy you an interval of time (idiom); Money can’t buy you time.; Time is precious.
93 一天 tiān one day
94 yòu (once) again; also; both… and…; and yet; (used for emphasis) anyway
95 一年 nián  one year
96 迷迷糊糊 in a daze; bewildered
97 没有人 沒有人 méi yǒurén nobody
98 为什么 為什麼 wèishén me why
99 太阳 太陽 tài yang sun; Classifiers:
100 zǒng always
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
101 xià down; downwards; below; go down
102 shān mountain; hill; Classifiers:
103 一边 一邊 biān one side; either side; on the one hand; doing while
104 能够 能夠 nénggòu can
105 告诉 告訴 gào su to tell
106 I; me; my
107 有没有 有沒有 yǒu méiyǒu  there is; have or not
108 zhù to live; to dwell
109 神仙 shénxiān Daoist immortal; supernatural entity; (in modern fiction) fairy, elf
110 多少 duōshǎo how many; how much
111 日子 zi day; a (calendar) date; days of one’s life
112 一个人 一個人 rén by oneself (without assistance); alone (without company)
113 面对 面對 miàn duì to confront; to face
114 天空 tiānkōng sky
115 发呆 發呆 dāi to wander off; to stare blankly; to be lost in thought
116 jiù at once; right away; only
117 这么 這麼 zhè me so
118 好奇 hào curious; curiosity
119 幻想 huànxiǎng fantasize; delusion; fantasy
120 孤单 孤單 dān lone; lonely; loneliness
121 阳光 陽光 yángguāng sunshine; )
122 蜻蜓 qīng tíng dragonfly
123 fēi to fly
124 过来 過來 guò lái to come over
125 一片片 piànpiàn pian–measure word for slice, a piece of field land
126 绿油油 綠油油 yóuyóu lush green; verdant
127 稻田 dào tián paddy field; rice paddy
128 水彩 shuǐ cǎi watercolor
129 蜡笔 蠟筆 crayon
130 万花筒 萬花筒 wàn huātǒng kaleidoscope
131 huà to draw; picture; painting; Classifiers:
132 (negative prefix); not; no
133 chū to go out; to come out
134 天边 天邊 tiān biān horizon; ends of the earth; remotest places
135 one; 1
136 tiáo strip; item; classifier for long thin things (ribbon, river, road, trousers etc)
137 彩虹 cǎi hóng rainbow; Classifiers:
138 什么时候 什麼時候, 甚麼時候 shén meshí hou when?; at what time?; when?; at what time?
139

cái

néng

only then

can

140 xiàng (to be) like
141 高年级 高年級 gāo nián  high level
142 同学 同學 tóng xué classmate; Classifiers:
143

144 shú ripe; mature
145 and; to give; together with
146 长大 長大 zhǎng to grow up
147 liǎn face; Classifiers:
148 盼望 pànwàng to hope for; to look forward to
149 假期 jià vacation
150 明天 míngtiān tomorrow
151 é to chant
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
ID Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
101 xià down; downwards; below; go down
102 shān mountain; hill; Classifiers:
103 一边 一邊 biān one side; either side; on the one hand; doing while
104 能够 能夠 nénggòu can
105 告诉 告訴 gào su to tell
106 I; me; my
107 有没有 有沒有 yǒu méiyǒu  there is; have or not
108 zhù to live; to dwell
109 神仙 shénxiān Daoist immortal; supernatural entity; (in modern fiction) fairy, elf
110 多少 duōshǎo how many; how much
111 日子 zi day; a (calendar) date; days of one’s life
112 一个人 一個人 rén by oneself (without assistance); alone (without company)
113 面对 面對 miàn duì to confront; to face
114 天空 tiānkōng sky
115 发呆 發呆 dāi to wander off; to stare blankly; to be lost in thought
116 jiù at once; right away; only
117 这么 這麼 zhè me so
118 好奇 hào curious; curiosity
119 幻想 huànxiǎng fantasize; delusion; fantasy
120 孤单 孤單 dān lone; lonely; loneliness
121 阳光 陽光 yángguāng sunshine; )
122 蜻蜓 qīng tíng dragonfly
123 fēi to fly
124 过来 過來 guò lái to come over
125 一片片 piànpiàn pian–measure word for slice, a piece of field land
126 绿油油 綠油油 yóuyóu lush green; verdant
127 稻田 dào tián paddy field; rice paddy
128 水彩 shuǐ cǎi watercolor
129 蜡笔 蠟筆 crayon
130 万花筒 萬花筒 wàn huātǒng kaleidoscope
131 huà to draw; picture; painting; Classifiers:
132 (negative prefix); not; no
133 chū to go out; to come out
134 天边 天邊 tiān biān horizon; ends of the earth; remotest places
135 one; 1
136 tiáo strip; item; classifier for long thin things (ribbon, river, road, trousers etc)
137 彩虹 cǎi hóng rainbow; Classifiers:
138 什么时候 什麼時候, 甚麼時候 shén meshí hou when?; at what time?; when?; at what time?
139

cái

néng

only then

can

140 xiàng like
141 高年级 高年級 gāo nián
142 同学 同學 tóng xué to study at the same school; fellow student; classmate; Classifiers:
143 zhāng  surname Zhang; sheet of paper; classifier for flat objects, sheet;
144 成熟
chéng shú
mature; ripe; to mature; to ripen; Taiwan pr. [cheng2 shou2]
145 and
146 长大 長大 zhǎng to grow up; grown-up
147 liǎn face; Classifiers:
148 盼望 pànwàng to hope for; to look forward to
149 假期 jià vacation
150 明天 míngtiān tomorrow
151 é to chant
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