Chinese Children’s Song – 紫竹调

  • It has been more than a year since our last Chinese New Year song in 2012.
  • This “Purple Bamboo Tune” is one of my favourite children songs.
  • If you like the song too, please help me to share it with your friends.
  • Let’s start by reading the lyrics.




gēn zhú zhí miáo miáo
sòng gěi  bǎo  bǎo  zuò  guǎn  xiāo
xiāo  ér  duì  zhèng kǒu
kǒu ér duì zhèng xiāo
xiāo zhōng  chuī  chū  xīn  shí  diào
xiǎo  bǎo  bǎo
 dī xué  huì liǎo
xiǎo  bǎo  bǎo
 dī xué  huì liǎo
  • Here is the song:
  • Meaning of the song:
One purple bamboo is so straight.
: one
: measure word
: purple
: bamboo
: straight
直苗苗 : (very) straight
Give it to baby, and baby can have it as his/her flute.
: give
: (give) to
宝宝 : baby
: as
管箫 : flute
Put the flute against the mouth.
箫儿 : flute
: against
: direct
: mouth
Have the mouth against the flute.
口儿 : mouth
: against
: direct
: flute
Little baby
: little
宝宝 : baby
little by little, learns how to play (the flute).
一滴 : little by little
: learn
: know
: (particle) indicating that something has happened or is about to happen
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  • Happy singing and learning!

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