A cool song from Phil Chang who is a Taiwanese singer-songwriter.
This song is fairly quick but the words used are quite simple and well worth learning. This is one of the best songs in terms of how many useful words there are to learn.
趁早 – The name of the song is a really useful word meaning ‘as early as possible’.
一刀两断 – used to describe having to break off a relationship or to make a clean break.
勇敢 – meaning brave. In the song the lyrics are 我真的不够勇敢 which means ‘I really am not brave enough’. He is not brave enough to end the relationship.
配角 – To play second fiddle or be in a supporting role. 当经理的配角 would be to have a supporting role to the manager.
This video has traditional Chinese subtitles so unless you are learning those, follow along with the lyrics below after listening through once without them of course.
趁早 Song Lyrics
(Hover over the Chinese for pinyin)
如果你不想要 想退出要趁早 我没有非要一起到老
若有情太难了 想别恋要趁早 就算迷恋你的拥抱 忘了就好
爱已至此 怎样的说法 都能成为理由
If you want to see more songs from 張宇, or have any questions about the Chinese then feel free to comment below. Even if you just want to type a few Chinese characters that you may have picked up from listening to this song, it’s all good.