This is the first Jay Chou song to be added to MyChineseReading! It definitely won’t be the last. Jay Chou is hugely popular across Asia and has even appeared in a couple of Hollywood movies with his latest role being in ‘Now you see me 2’.  Jay is definitely becoming more and more well-known throughout the West.

Jay has a unique style of singing which may make him a little (ok, a lot) harder to understand initially, especially as he sometimes sings very fast. Try to listen to this song without using the lyrics below to help you. See how much you can understand and then listen again while following the lyrics. The first verse of this song is especially clever, taking 圣诞节 and transforming the meaning.

Key Words

There are a few useful words to be taken from this song.

痛快 – To be very happy, content or overjoyed. It can also mean to be direct and straightforward such as 说话很痛快 meaning to speak directly.

承认 – To admit. In the song then Jay is admitting that he is a failure in love. 我承认我不是一个好人, I admit that I am not a good person.

耍赖- A great word to use about people who act shamelessly or pretend that something never happened. 你不要耍赖 could be used after a person has refused to acknowledge losing or has been feigning ignorance of a topic.

Music video

The Chinese lyrics are in the bottom right of the video, they are a little small so use the ones below instead.

 

愛情廢柴 Song Lyrics

(Hover over the Chinese for pinyin)

圣诞节 剩下单人的剩单节
过条街 最好又给我下起雪
这么衰 这么刚好 这么狼狈
要不要拍成MV干脆

淡淡忧伤还是最美
剧情是你在写 有点无解 我们之间
踏着雪 不知不觉走了很远
绕着圈 我叛逆点起一根烟
一整天 我旋律哼了一千遍
千遍一律我不醉不归
没有你的冬天
我会一直唱着唱着
直到你出现

为你封麦 只唱你爱
Goodbye Don’t Cry 哭个痛快
曲终人散 你也走散
我承认我是爱情里的废柴

你的离开 喊得太快
我的依赖 还在耍赖
眼泪打转 转不回来
你的笑容灿烂

踏着雪 不知不觉走了很远
绕着圈 我叛逆点起一根烟
一整天 我旋律哼了一千遍
千遍一律我不醉不归
没有你的冬天
我会一直唱着唱着
直到你出现

为你封麦 只唱你爱
Goodbye Don’t Cry 哭个痛快
曲终人散 你也走散
我承认我是爱情里的废柴

你的离开 喊得太快
我的依赖 还在耍赖
眼泪打转 转不回来
你的笑容灿烂

为你封麦 只唱你爱
Goodbye Don’t Cry 哭个痛快
曲终人散 你也走散
我承认我是爱情里的废柴

你的离开 喊得太快
我的依赖 还在耍赖
眼泪打转 转不回来
你的笑容灿烂

Do you like to learn Chinese through music?

A lot of language learners say that music is a great help when learning a language. If you want more or if you have any Chinese songs you want to recommend then comment below.