A beautiful Chinese song with a heartfelt message and more importantly, packed with a lot of great Chinese vocabulary to learn. 陳奕迅 (also known as Eason Chan) was ranked #6 in the 2013 Forbes China Celebrity Top 100 List and is incredibly famous all across Asia.  Let’s look at some of the words to be found in this song.

Key Words

分手 – Part company or say goodbye. Also used for relationships that have ended. 我们是在火车站分手的 meaning we said goodbye at the train station.

出口- Can mean exit, export or to speak/utter. 地铁的出口 meaning subway exit or 出口恶气 being to vent your anger/grievances.

Music Video

As with most of these videos, the lyrics are written in traditional form as you would find them in Taiwan. Below are the simplified characters for you to follow along with.

 

十年 Song Lyrics

(Hover over the Chinese for pinyin)

如果那两个字没有颤抖
我不会发现 我难受
怎么说出口 也不过是分手

如果对于明天没有要求
牵牵手就像旅游
成千上万个门口
总有一个人要先走

怀抱既然不能逗留
何不在离开的时候
一边享受 一边泪流

十年之前 我不认识你
你不属于我 我们还是一样
陪在一个陌生人左右
走过渐渐熟悉的街头

十年之后 我们是朋友
还可以问候 只是那种温柔
再也找不到拥抱的理由
情人最后难免沦为朋友

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