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The Happy Birthday Song

Songs for Learning Mandarin Chinese

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The Birthday Song is sung in many languages, including Mandarin Chinese.

Practice speaking the words to this song before singing them. This will ensure that you are learning the words with the proper tones. When we sing songs in Mandarin Chinese, sometimes the tones are not clear.

Pinyin

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shēng rì kuài lè

zhù nǐ shēng rì kuài lè
zhù nǐ shēng rì kuài lè
zhù nǐ shēng rì kuài lè
zhù nǐ yǒngyuǎn kuài lè

Traditional Chinese Characters

生日快樂

祝你生日快樂
祝你生日快樂
祝你生日快樂
祝你永遠快樂

Simplified Characters

生日快乐

祝你生日快乐
祝你生日快乐
祝你生日快乐
祝你永远快乐

English Translation

Happy Birthday

Wish to you happy birthday
Wish to you happy birthday
Wish to you happy birthday
Wish to you happiness forever

Hear The Song

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The Happy Birthday Song in Mandarin Chinese

Notes

zhù 祝 means "wish" or "express good wishes". zhù nǐ means "wish to you ...".

kuài lè 快樂 (trad) 快乐 (simp) can be preceded by other happy events such as Christmas (shèng dàn jié kuài lè) or New Year (xīn nián kuài lè).

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