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Christmas Songs in Chinese Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Culture, Vocabulary

Christmas (圣诞节 – shèng dàn jié) is right around the corner, and even in China you’ll hear carols throughout the month. Although most people in China don’t celebrate the religious side of Christmas, they sure love the commercial one. There are Christmas trees and lights in shopping malls all over the country, as people take advantage of holiday deals while humming along to Christmas carols. In this post, we’ll learn how to sing a few Christmas songs in Chinese.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Christmas Songs in Chinese

Time for some Christmas carols!

Let’s start out with the easiest one of them all. You’ll be singing this one in no time as it’s just a few lines.

我们祝你圣诞快乐 (x3)
祝你新年快乐
我们祝你圣诞快乐 (x3)
祝你新年快乐
把星星带到每一个角落
把新年的心绪带给你们和我
我们祝你圣诞快乐 (x3)
祝你新年快乐
我们祝你圣诞快乐 (x3)
祝你新年快乐

wǒ men zhù nǐ shèng dàn kuài lè (x3)
zhù nǐ xīn nián kuài lè
wǒ men zhù nǐ shèng dàn kuài lè (x3)
zhù nǐ xīn nián kuài lè
bǎ xīngxīng dài dào měi yīgè jiǎoluò
bǎ xīnnián de xīnxù dài gěi nǐmen hé wǒ
wǒ men zhù nǐ shèng dàn kuài lè (x3)
zhù nǐ xīn nián kuài lè
wǒ men zhù nǐ shèng dàn kuài lè (x3)
zhù nǐ xīn nián kuài lè

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bells” (铃儿响叮当 – líng er xiǎng dīng dāng) is just as catchy in Chinese as it is in English, and it’s actually quite easy to learn. Watch the video to follow along and give it a try!

Here are the lyrics, first in Chinese and then in pinyin, which you can print out and take caroling!

Chinese

叮叮当, 叮叮当, 铃儿响叮当.
我们滑雪多快乐,
我们坐在雪橇上. (4 times)

冲过大风雪, 他们坐在雪橇上.
奔驰过田野, 欢笑又歌唱.
铃声响叮当, 你的精神多欢畅.
今晚滑雪真快乐, 把滑雪歌儿唱, 嘿.

叮叮当, 叮叮当, 铃儿响叮当.
我们滑雪多快乐.
我们坐在雪橇上. (2 times)

在一两天之前, 大雪出外去游荡.
打扮美丽小姑娘, 她坐在我身旁 .
那马儿瘦又老, 它的命运多灾难.
把雪橇装进你旁边害的, 我们遭了殃.

叮叮当, 叮叮当, 铃儿响叮当.
我们滑雪多快乐,
我们坐在雪橇上. (2 times)

那里白雪闪银光, 趁着年轻好时光.
带着心爱的姑娘, 把滑雪歌儿唱 .
她有一匹栗色马, 它一日行千里.
我们把它套在雪橇上, 就飞奔向前方.

叮叮当, 叮叮当, 铃儿响叮当.
我们滑雪多快乐,
我们坐在雪橇上. (4 times)
叮叮当 嘿.

Pinyin

dīng dīng dāng, dīng dīng dāng, líng er xiǎng dīng dāng
wǒ men huá xuě duō kuài lè
wǒ men zuò zài xuě qiāo shàng (4 Times)

chōng guo dà fēng xuě, tā men zuò zài xuě qiāo shàng
bēn chí guò tián yě, huān xiào yòu gē chàng
líng shēng xiǎng dīng dāng, nǐ de jīng shén duō huān chàng
jīn wǎn huá xuě zhēn kuài lè, bǎ huá xuě gē er chàng, hēi

dīng dīng dāng, dīng dīng dāng, líng er xiǎng dīng dāng
wǒ men huá xuě duō kuài lè
wǒ men zuò zài xuě qiāo shàng (2 times)

zài yī liǎng tiān zhī qián, dà xuě chū wài qù yóu dàng
dǎ bàn měi lì xiǎo gū niáng, tā zuò zài wǒ shēn páng
nà mǎ er shòu yòu lǎo, tā de mìng yùn duō zāi nàn
bǎ xuě qiāo zhuāng jìn nǐ páng biān hài de, wǒ men zāo le yāng

dīng dīng dāng, dīng dīng dāng, líng er xiǎng dīng dāng
wǒ men huá xuě duō kuài lè
wǒ men zuò zài xuě qiāo shàng (2 times)

nà lǐ bái xuě shǎn yín guāng, chèn zhe nián qīng hǎo shí guāng
dài zhe xīn’ài de gū niáng, bǎ huá xuě gē er chàng
tā yǒu yī pǐ lì sè mǎ, tā yī rì xíng qiān lǐ
wǒ men bǎ tā tào zài xuě qiāo shàng, jiù fēi bēn xiàng qián fāng

dīng dīng dāng, dīng dīng dāng, líng er xiǎng dīng dāng
wǒ men huá xuě duō kuài lè
wǒ men zuò zài xuě qiāo shàng (4 times)
dīng dīng dāng hēi

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

That’s Emperor Santa to you.

If you think Santa flies over the most populous country on Earth, think again! “Christmas Old Man” (圣诞老人 – shèng dàn lǎo rén) can be seen all across the Middle Kingdom. Don’t believe me? Just read this post. This is definitely his favorite Chinese Christmas song.


小朋友
你不要怕
圣诞老人进城了
带来礼物
带来欢笑
分送给小朋友
看谁是乖宝宝
礼物给他一大包
礼物给他一大包

hēi
xiǎo péng you
nǐ bù yào pà
shèng dàn lǎo rén jìn chéng le
dài lái lǐ wù
dài lái huān xiào
fēn sòng gěi xiǎo péng you
kàn shuí shì guāi bǎo bǎo
lǐ wù gěi tā yī dà bāo
lǐ wù gěi tā yī dà bāo

Christmas Day

While you probably know all the other songs, you may not be familiar with this one. Exo is a South Korean-Chinese boy band. The 12 members are actually split into two subgroups – Exo-K (for Korean) and Exo-M (for Mandarin). Here’s their holiday hit “Christmas Day” in Chinese, with pinyin and English as well:

Chinese

被心中的期待叫醒的那早晨
感觉好像拆开礼物时那么兴奋
每一天都对你了解更多一些

这城市到处是璀璨耀眼的灯
而最闪耀的是你眼里的星辰
温柔贴近 把你融化在我怀抱里

半梦半醒之间 仿佛你来到我身边
思绪 all night 翻身 all night
直到天空慢慢亮起来

Just like the Christmas Day 心早已迫不及待
Just like the Christmas Day 像心急的小孩
每次想你 等你好难挨 心情肆意澎湃
You’re just like Christmas Day

在白色的季节 呼吸变得好冷
在我的大衣里 只留下你的体温
只留下温暖的 记忆把我们包围 (只留下温暖包围)

平凡的我得到命运给予的礼物
每一天我祈祷上天 可以眷顾
那么虔诚祈祷 你是我的礼物

就在一夜之间 窗外已被白雪覆盖
思绪 all night 翻身 all night
想念无声的堆积起来

Just like the Christmas Day 心早已迫不及待
Just like the Christmas Day 像心急的小孩
每次想你 等你好难挨 心情肆意澎湃
You’re just like Christmas Day

Just like the Christmas Day 心早已迫不及待
Just like the Christmas Day 像心急的小孩
每次想你 等你好难挨 心情肆意澎湃 (no no no no)
You’re just like Christmas Day
You’re just like Christmas Day

Pinyin

bèi xīn zhōng de qí dài jiào xǐng dì nà zǎo chén
gǎn jué hǎo xiàng chāi kāi lǐ wù shí nàme xīng fèn
měi yī tiān dū duì nǐ liǎo jiě gèng duō yī xiē

zhè chéng shì dào chù shì cuǐ càn yào yǎn de dēng
ér zuì shǎn yào de shì nǐ yǎn lǐ de xīng chén
wēn róu tiē jìn bǎ nǐ róng huà zài wǒ huái bào lǐ

bàn mèng bàn xǐng zhī jiān fǎng fú nǐ lái dào wǒ shēn biān
sī xù all night fān shēn all night
zhí dào tiān kōng màn man liàng qǐ lái

Just like the Christmas Day xīn zǎo yǐ pò bù jí dài
Just like the Christmas Day xiàng xīn jí de xiǎo hái
měi cì xiǎng nǐ děng nǐ hǎo nán āi xīn qíng sì yì péng pài
You’re just like Christmas Day

zài bái sè de jì jié hūxī biàn dé hǎo lěng
zài wǒ de dà yī lǐ zhǐ liú xià nǐ de tǐ wēn
zhǐ liú xià wēn nuǎn de jì yì bǎ wǒ men bāo wéi (zhǐ liú xià wēn nuǎn bāo wéi)

píngfán de wǒ dédào mìngyùn jǐyǔ de lǐwù
měi yītiān wǒ qídǎo shàngtiān kěyǐ juàngù
nàme qiánchéng qídǎo nǐ shì wǒ de lǐwù (hm yeah)

jiù zài yī yè zhī jiān chuāng wài yǐ bèi bái xuě fù gài
sī xù all night fān shēn all night
xiǎng niàn wú shēng de duī jī qǐ lái

Just like the Christmas Day xīn zǎo yǐ pò bù jí dài
Just like the Christmas Day xiàng xīn jí de xiǎo hái
měi cì xiǎng nǐ děng nǐ hǎo nán āi xīn qíng sì yì péng pài
You’re just like Christmas Day

Just like the Christmas Day xīn zǎo yǐ pò bù jí dài
Just like the Christmas Day xiàng xīn jí de xiǎo hái
měi cì xiǎng nǐ děng nǐ hǎo nán āi xīn qíng sì yì péng pài (no no no no)
You’re just like Christmas Day
You’re just like Christmas Day

English

The expectation in my heart wakes me this morning
The same excitement I get when I open up those presents
Every day I learn more about you

So many lights in this city
But the brightest lights are those inside your eyes
Gently come closer and melt inside my embrace

As I lie half awake I dream of you coming near
Thinking all night, I toss and turn all night
Until the sky lightens up into day

Just like the Christmas Day, I can’t wait
Just like the Christmas Day, like an impatient child
Every time I wait to see you, my heart beats like raging waves
You’re just like Christmas Day

In this white season my breath is cold
Inside my coat only your temperature remains
Only the warmth and memories surrounds us (only the warmth stays)

Fate has given the plain me a gift
Every day I prayed for this
I was faithful and you are my present

In one night the snow covers up everything outside my window
Thinking all night, I toss and turn all night
My thoughts of you pile up without a sound

Just like the Christmas Day, I can’t wait
Just like the Christmas Day, like an impatient child
Every time I wait to see you, my heart beats like raging waves
You’re just like Christmas Day

Just like the Christmas Day, I can’t wait
Just like the Christmas Day, like an impatient child
Every time I wait to see you, my heart beats like raging waves
You’re just like Christmas Day
You’re just like Christmas Day

 

 

To all of our readers, let me end this post by saying:

圣诞节快乐!
shèng dàn jié kuài lè
Merry Christmas

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About the Author:sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.


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