Lesson 026. Sing and Learn. Sweety Sweet.

In this lesson we you will learn a popular song in Mandarin Chinese. Songs are very good for learning a foreign language, listening to them can improve your listening comprehension a lot.

You will also learn other related vocabulary and sentence patterns.
The song you will hear in this lesson has always been one of my favorite Chinese songs. It is really simple and easy to sing. Enjoy it. Please sign up and become a registered subscriber to download ALL 200+ audio lessons with full PDF transcripts and worksheets.


  1. Susan Li says:

    Dear Serge,

    Your website is absolutely fantastic!! For the very first time, I actually enjoying learning mandarin, you’ve made it fun, you’ve made it easy to understand and follow and so affordable. I will definitely be telling people about your course, I am so happy to have come across your website, I love it!

    THANK YOU SO MUCH PLEASE CONTINUE to provide more lessons, more songs and more mandarin!!

  2. Serge Melnyk says:

    Nihao Zak and I’m glad that you find it helpful.

    In this song, she sings …zhe yang shou…ou…xi, she just prolonged the sound of it. When singing songs in Mandarin, some sounds may change a bit, even the tones are not that clear, but because she prolonged the sound you can clearly hear that it’s “sh-ou xi”

    Btw, in Mainland China this word is usually pronounced as “shu2xi1”.

    Like in some other words for example the word “jiu4″(就) from Wo3 jiu4 shi4(我就是)-“I am”, “that’s me” or ming2tian1 jiu4 hui4 chu1 tai4yang2(明天就會出太陽)- what i like in songs is that you can clearly hear that it’s pronounced as “j-i-o-u”, “not “j-i-u” as it appears in pinyin.

    So in this regard, songs are very helpful in learning a language.

  3. ZAK says:

    Hi Serge,

    First of all thanks for the great service, ive only been learning Mandarin for about 10 weeks but having been flying away with it mainly due to your site. Just one question if I point to about 15.34 – 15.55

    You say
    Nide xiaorong zhe yang shouxi

    But it sounds like she sayS
    Nide xiaorong zhe yang shou (XXX) xi (something like – shou rong xi)

    Can you confirm because it doesn’t sound like she’s saying just shouxi

    p.s sorry about the tones and keep up the good work. I reccomend the site to everyone

  4. Kevin Ward says:

    Thanks Serge for the lovely song, Tianmimi. I have listened over and over and each time I like it more. It also helps to pick up phrases in Mandarin.

    Thanks, Kevin

  5. Tian hua says:

    Dear Serge,

    First, I want to thank you very, very much for this great web-site you made!!!
    It’s fantastic!
    I live in Thailand and my mom is half Chinese/Thai ,but since she never use Chinese here… I don’t have a clue about Mandarin Chinese! But now I do, thanx to you!

    So yah!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! ^^

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