中秋节快乐!

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中秋节快乐!

Mandarin songs about the Moon

Sing September Project

#funplaywithchinese x #sgprimaryschoolchinese

Sharing a zero prep Chinese learning activity to learn about the moon - singing!⁠

Here are 8 songs about the moon to enjoy!

🌕 月亮代表我的心 by Teresa Teng

Possibly THE most famous Mandarin song ever! This is so timeless. Close to my heart because my entire 娘家 family can sing it by heart.

🌕 但愿人长久 by 邓丽君 or 王菲

A very classic song that will always come to mind during 中秋节.

Perfect & painless way to memorise 《水调歌头·明月几时有》 by 宋朝文学家苏轼!

Swipe to the end if you'd like to hear me sing it 😝

🌓 上弦月 by 许志安、郑秀文 or 欧得洋

A song about unrequited love, & wondering if the other person in a faraway land would see the first quarter moon too.

@forthekidsg shared that she was reminded of this song while looking at moon phases in Mandarin! @playfullreaders likes this too.

🌕 十五的月亮 by 董文华 & many others

This is an interesting song about a husband working in the military protecting the country's borders, separated from his wife who is taking care of their baby & working in the fields.

@ourhappylearners shared this song & immediately it brought back memories of my late grandma singing it. She was widowed with 4 kids as a young mother - I wonder if this song made her miss my late grandpa more.

🌕 月亮圆 by 山脚下的男孩

A heartwarming and catchy song loved by my kids! Written & sang by a Malaysian male group 山脚下的男孩. Love the last sentence "就趁这季节 让你的孩子知道 古老的神话 源自何方"!

🌕 城里的月光 by 许美静

A song that will be familiar for many Singaporean Chinese who grew up watching local TV dramas! Once the intro starts, the scenes of the show 豆腐街 set in Singapore after World War II come rushing back.

🌕 白月光与朱砂痣 by 大籽 or 胖虎

Was intrigued when @our_learning_attic introduced this song! I read that the analogy of two kinds of girls that guys meet - moonlight & mole, come from 张爱玲’s novel《红玫瑰与白玫瑰》. Has reference to 李白’s 静夜思 too. My new earworm!

🌕 爷爷为我打月饼

This is a sweet song about the bond between grandfather and grandchild! 爷爷打的月饼有着他满满的爱,一块月饼一片情~ Thank you @learningonacloud & @peizhi_ong for sharing this!

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Which is your favourite song out of these?