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Taiwanese Mandopop: Teresa Teng 邓丽君 and Singer-Songwriters (1970s-90s)

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ID: 4335 Intermediate
Taiwanese songwriters such as 罗大佑 and 李宗盛, and of course the legendary singer Teresa Teng 邓丽君 gifted us classic songs that almost every Chinese-speaking person could sing by heart. Chi explains the beautiful music and lyric-writing in these “经典中的经典” (lit. “the classics of classics”). Song in focus: 罗大佑 – 童年 (1983). Songs featured: 邓丽君 – 月亮代表我的心 (1977) 邓丽君 – 甜蜜蜜 (1979) 邓丽君 – 我只在乎你 (1979) 陈淑桦 – 这样爱你对不对 (1991) 张雨生 – 我期待 (1994) 优客李林 – 输了你赢了世界又如何 (1994) 张惠妹 – 听海 (1997) 黄品源 – 你怎么舍得我难过 (1991)
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童年 tóngnián childhood
池塘 chítáng pond
榕树 róngshù banyan
知了 zhīliǎo cicada (onom.)
gēqǔ :tóngnián
Song: Childhood
gēshǒu :Luódàyòu
Artist: Luo, Dayou
chítáng biān de róngshù shàng ,zhīliǎo zài shēng shēng jiào zhe xiàtiān
High up the banyan trees along the side of the ponds, cicadas were calling the summer with every sound.
cāochǎng biān de qiūqiān shàng ,zhǐ yǒu húdié tíng zài shàngmiàn
On the swing sets along the playground, only butterflies still rest on them.
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