“I want to learn a Chinese pop song. Which one should I learn?”
Maybe Someday (2,870 hits)
(For the MP3, do a Baidu search.)
It’s one of the easiest songs I know for the following reasons:
1. Short (few vocabulary words to learn)
2. Repetitive (the few words get used a lot)
3. Useful vocabulary (most of the vocab can get used in everyday life)
Fairy Tale is easy too, and a little better known, but it can’t compete with the simplicity of this nice little tune.
Oh and, here’s a translation (grammar) question for anyone who’s interested. I found this sentence particularly difficult:
rúguǒ yíqiè dōu huì guòqù, bùrú liú diǎn huíyì
I translated it as:
If everything can pass away, we might as well make some little memories
Is that an acceptable translation for the “rúguǒ 如果…bùrú 不如…” construction? I was also consdidering “As long as…we might as well…” rather than “If…we might as well…” In the end I went with the one with fewer words. Any guidance would be welcome.