对面的女孩看过来 Girl from across, look over here

duì miàn de nǚ hái kàn guò lái 对面的女孩看过来

歌手: Richie Ren (任贤齐 rén xián qí)

Learn Chinese with songs!

对面的女孩看过来 (duì miàn de nǚ hái kàn guò lái) is a Mandarin love song performed by Richie Ren, a Taiwanese pop singer. This is one of the iconic songs by the singer and is widely received in Asian countries.

This song talks about a teenager boy, who is just about to discover what love is. He is shy and uncertain, at the same time, ready for love and is eager to get attention from the girls. He wishes the girls around him could pay attention to him, even though he is also worried that his appearance might scare them away:-)

This song perfectly depicts the confusion of teenager boys, in a fun and lively tone. The lyrics is simple and catchy, perfect for any mandarin beginner learners. One line I particularly like is:

左看右看,上看下看 zuǒ kàn yòu kàn, shàng kàn xià kàn  = to look left, look right, look up, look down

Remember this line and you’ll remember how to say left, right, up and down:-)

In addition, the lyrics also contain a few Chinese idioms and sayings, which you can easily use to upgrade your vocabularies:

不理不睬 bù lǐ bù cǎi  / 抛个媚眼 pāo gè mèi yǎn  /  无人问津 wú rén wèn jīn  /  情窦初开 qíng dòu chū kāi

So, why not listen to the video below, discover these new phrases and learn to sing along? And if you like this Chinese song, don’t forget to share it with your friends who are also learning Chinese!

duì miàn de nǚ hái kàn guò lái, kàn guò lái, kàn guò lái

对面的女孩看过来, 看过来, 看过来

zhè lǐ de biǎo yǎn hěn jīng cǎi, qǐng bú yào jiǎ zhuāng bù lǐ bù cǎi

这里的表演精彩, 请不要假装不理不睬

duì miàn de nǚ hái kàn guò lái, kàn guò lái, kàn guò lái

对面的女孩看过来, 看过来, 看过来

bú yào bèi wǒ de yàng zi xià huài, qí shí wǒ hěn kě ài

不要被我的样子吓坏, 其实我很可爱

jì mò nán hái de bēi āi, shuō chū lái, shuí míng bái

寂寞男孩的悲哀, 说出来, 谁明白

qiú qiú nǐ pāo gè mèi yǎn guò lái, hǒng hǒng wǒ, dòu wǒ lè kāi huái

求求你抛个媚眼过来, 哄哄我, 逗我乐开怀

wǒ zuǒ kàn yòu kàn, shàng kàn xià kàn, yuán lái měi gè nǚ hái dōu bù jiǎn dān

我左看右看, 上看下看, 原来每个女孩都不简单

wǒ xiǎng le yòu xiǎng, wǒ cāi le yòu cāi, nǚ hái men de xīn shì, hái zhēn qí guài

我想了又想, 我猜了又猜, 女孩们的心事, 还真奇怪

———-MUSIC———-
jì mò nán hái de cāng yíng pāi, zuǒ pāi pāi, yòu pāi pāi

寂寞男孩的苍蝇拍, 左拍拍, 右拍拍
wéi shén me hái shì méi rén lái ài, wú rén wèn jīn, zhēn wú nài

为什么还是没人来爱, 无人问津, 真无奈

duì miàn de nǚ hái kàn guò lái, kàn guò lái, kàn guò lái

对面的女孩看过来, 看过来, 看过来
jì mò nán hái qíng dòu chū kāi, xū yào nǐ gěi wǒ yì diǎn ài

寂寞男孩情窦初开, 需要你给我一点爱

wǒ zuǒ kàn yòu kàn, shàng kàn xià kàn, yuán lái měi gè nǚ hái dōu bù jiǎn dān

我左看右看, 上看下看, 原来每个女孩都不简单

wǒ xiǎng le yòu xiǎng, wǒ cāi le yǒu cāi, nǚ hái men de xīn shì, zhēn qí guài

我想了又想, 我猜了有猜, 女孩们的心事, 真奇怪

wǒ zuǒ kàn yòu kàn , shàng kàn xià kàn , yuán lái měi gè nǚ hái dōu bù jiǎn dān

我左看右看, 上看下看, 原来每个女孩都不简单

wǒ xiǎng le yòu xiǎng, wǒ cāi le yòu cāi, nǚ hái men de xīn shì, zhēn qí guài

我想了又想, 我猜了又猜, 女孩们的心事, 真奇怪

ài zhēn qí guài

爱真奇怪

——MUSIC———

Vocabs:

biǎo yǎn 表演: performance (n.)

jīng cǎi 精彩: excellent

jiǎ zhuāng 假装: to pretend (v.)

bù lǐ bù cǎi 不理不睬: to ignore, to not pay attention to

xià huài 吓坏: to get scared

jì mò 寂寞: lonely

bēi āi 悲哀: sad, sadness (adj., n.)

pāo gè mèi yǎn 抛个媚眼: flirt with eyes

xīn shì 心事: thoughts on one’s mind

cāng yíng pāi 苍蝇拍: fly swatter

wú rén wèn jīn 无人问津: nobody shows any interest

qíng dòu chū kāi 情窦初开: (young boy/girl) just start to understand love, to reach puberty

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