I got the Chinese lyrics and the Idiomatic Translation from a site and also used it to assist with the conversation to Pinyin. As the words on that site was in bitmap format, I retyped it so it’s easy to copy and paste.
Here’s an English version. It retained the melody, but the words are not the same as the Chinese version or that translated below: The lyrics below comprise the following:
The more I know about how things work, the less and I understand why they work that way.
Ok, the Pinyin and literal words are my own translation efforts and thus might not be 100% accurate.
If the title doesn’t show correctly, it’s only because you don’t have Chinese fonts installed. I’m well chuffed with my progress. I just downloaded the next 24 lessons onto my MP3 player (the little guy can take only that many at a time), so I’m well on my way to… the next level.
Last night I was trawling through my website’s access log, as I’ve been receiving an annoying amount of referrer spam. Of the 300 unique hits my very new site (*gloat*) recorded in November, more than half (*pout*) was from a filthy referrer-spammer.
To stop drinking coffee is like quitting smoking – you have to find alternative things to do or you will indulge again out of shear boredom. I have taken to drinking alcohol instead…
Here’s some handy tools I stumbled across in my journey to becoming a Chinese speaker, fluent or otherwise. Note: this is a severely dated article.