Sunday, January 15, 2006

Chinese Lullaby

Similar to “Hush Little Baby” in the English-speaking world, this is the lullabye every Chinese child learns:

Mama Hao (Mandarin)
Shi shang zhi you mama hao.
You ma de hai zi xiang ge bao.
Tou jin mama de huai baoXin fu xiang bu liao.
Shi shang zhi you mama hao.
Mei ma de hai zi xiang ge cao.
Li kai mama de huai baoXin fu na li zhao.


English translation:
Only Mama is the best in all the world.
With a mama, you have the most valued treasure.
Jump into mama’s heart andYou have endless happiness.
Only Mama is the best in all the world.
Without a mama you are like a piece of grass,
Away from mama's heart,Where will you find happiness?

Listen to the lullaby here.

4 comments:

To China For Holly said...

I love your blog.My sis is still waiting for us in China:( but we are hoping to be DTC in a few month's. Oh I can't wait to have her home:)
Lesley
Jie Jie to Holly in China

Joannah said...

Thanks for the email. I've added you to my list of blogs to check each day. :-)

Sandy said...

Wow - that's sweet! Whereever did you find it??? Fess up!!! (smile)

Journey to Mia Lin said...

Sandy - I actually found this on someone else's blog....But I can't remember who's it was.