Last Thursday, November 7th, 2013, was the second to last Chinese Corner of the semester and its theme was a contemplation of all of the Chinese songs we have learned at previous Chinese Corners and a few new ones.
We started with one of the older songs “Peng You” which means Friend in Chinese. We reviewed it and then all sung it as a group. Everyone participated and it was great to see everyone in unison. The next song we sung was one we had also already sung before called “Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo de Xin”, a popular Chinese love song.
After that we learned a brand new song, “對不起我的中文不好”, which means sorry my Chinese is not very good. It is by a British band by the name of Transition and pokes fun at the common mispronunciations of closely related Chinese words as they perform on the streets of a downtown Chinese city interacting with actual civilians. Before we go the chance to sing it though we went through the meaning of all of the lines in the song through interactive flashcards. Once everyone had learned the song and could sing it, it was time to sing it to music!
Everyone did a fantastic job of retaining the old songs, learning the new ones, and singing all of them. It was a great time and everyone had a great time, at the Chinese Corner! We can’t wait for the next one!