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Little Star

Children's Song for Learning Mandarin Chinese

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Little Star is similar in meaning to the English song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The twinkling stars in the bright sky look like eyes.

Practice saying the words with their correct tones before singing this song. Singing tends to hide the tonal differences of words, so make sure you know the proper tones for the words to this song.

Pinyin

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xiǎo xīngxing

yī shǎn yī shǎn liàng jīng jīng
mǎn tiān dōu shì xiǎo xīngxing
guà zài tiānkōng fàng guāngmíng
hǎoxiàng xǔduō xiǎo yǎnjīng
yī shǎn yī shǎn liàng jīng jīng
mǎn tiān dōu shì xiǎo xīngxing

Traditional Characters

小星星

一閃一閃亮晶晶
滿天都是小星星
掛在天空放光明
好像許多小眼睛
一閃一閃亮晶晶
滿天都是小星星

Simplified Characters

小星星

一闪一闪亮晶晶
满天都是小星星
挂在天空放光明
好像许多小眼睛
一闪一闪亮晶晶
满天都是小星星

English Translation

Little Star

Twinkle twinkle bright
The sky is full of little stars
Hanging in the bright sky
They look like many small eyes
Twinkle twinkle bright
The sky is full of little stars

Notes

yī shǎn means "flash"
liàng jīng jīng means "bright", and jīng jīng means "crystal"
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