Chinese Children's Song: The 'Ugly' Doll Song 泥娃娃

Posted by Charlie @ Discovering Mandarin Thursday, 28 January 2010
泥娃娃 : ní​wá​wa​

I found this, and it made me giggle, I think it is actually 'Mud Doll' essentially a Doll made of clay not an ugly doll as the video says. I have taken a picture of what I imagine to be 泥娃娃 ní​wá​wa​.

It is a horribly catchy song and after a while gets really quite annoying. But here is a popular Chinese children's song that caught my attention, I have translated it below. I hope you enjoy it. I have been singing along. (I think I successfully have annoyed my girlfriend, but learnt to sing a small amount of Chinese)



泥娃娃
ní​wá​wa​
Clay Doll



泥 娃 娃 , 泥 娃 娃
ní wá wá , ní wá wá
Doll of Clay, Doll of Clay

一 个 泥 娃 娃
yī gè ní wá wá
A Doll of Clay

也 有 那 眉 毛
yě yǒu nà méi máo
She has eyebrows

也 有 那 眼 睛
yě yǒu nà yǎn jīng
She has eyes

眼 睛 不 会 眨
yǎn jīng bú huì zhǎ
but eyes that cant wink

泥 娃 娃 , 泥 娃 娃
ní wá wá , ní wá wá
Doll of Clay, Doll of Clay

一 个 泥 娃 娃
yī gè ní wá wá
A Doll of Clay

也 有 那 鼻 子
yě yǒu nà bí zǐ
She has a nose

也 有 那 嘴 巴
yě yǒu nà zuǐ bā
She has a mouth

嘴 巴 不 说 话
zuǐ bā bú shuō huà
But mouth cannot speak

她 是 个 假 娃 娃
tā shì gè jiǎ wá wá
She's a fake baby

不 是 个 真 娃 娃
bú shì gè zhēn wá wá
Is not a real baby

她 没 有 亲 爱 的 爸 爸
tā méi yǒu qīn ài de bà ba
She doesn't have a dear dad

也 没 有 妈 妈
yě méi yǒu mā ma
There is no mum

泥 娃 娃 , 泥 娃 娃
ní wá wá , ní wá wá
Doll of Clay, Doll of Clay

一 个 泥 娃 娃
yī gè ní wá wá
A Doll of Clay

我 做 她 爸 爸
wǒ zuò tā bà ba
I'm her dad

我 做 她 妈 妈
wǒ zuò tā mā ma
i'm her mum

永 远 爱 着 她
yǒng yuǎn ài zhe tā
love her forever

| Repeat from start|

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2 comments

  1. Magnus1977 Says:
  2. Great song...but sorry that video is creepy. I was about to show it to my son... but I don't want him screaming in fear which is what I did. Thanks! Great vocab!

     
  3. Kaitlyn Says:
  4. I don't like the song either. So sad..the doll doesn't have a mom, the doll doesn't have a dad.

     

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