An easy Chinese song for absolute beginners (kids)

Yesterday at my weekly class in the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS), I taught the little students (kids between 4-8 year old non-native speakers) an easy Chinese song.

 

This is the third class with the group, so they are still know almost nothing about Chinese yet. One of the goals for yesterday’s class is to learn three basic greetings: nǐ hǎo 你好,xiè xiè 谢谢,zài jiàn 再见. It’s a very easy song called nǐ hǎo, xiè xiè, zài jiàn 你好,谢谢,再见. Kids are also asked to add the actions to the song.

  • nǐ hǎo 你好 – shake hands
  • xiè xiè 谢谢 – clap hands
  • zài jiàn 再见 – wave hands

 

In about 15 minutes, every kid can sing it fluently. Here you can find the audio. The lyrics goes like this:

wò wò shǒu, nǐ hǎo

握握手, 你好

pāi pāi shǒu, xiè xiè

拍拍手, 谢谢

yáo yáo shǒu, zài jiàn, zài jiàn

摇摇手, 再见, 再见

 

wò wò shǒu, nǐ hǎo

握握手, 你好

pāi pāi shǒu, xiè xiè

拍拍手, 谢谢

yáo yáo shǒu, zài jiàn, zài jiàn

摇摇手, 再见, 再见

 

If your kids has just started to learn Chinese, this will be a great and yet simple song to learn. Have fun with it!

 

 

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