Disney Songs in Chinese // Sing Along, Learn Chinese
What are your favourite Disney songs? Did you know a great way to practice Mandarin is to listen to Disney Songs in Chinese?!
Let’s face it… We all have our favourite Disney song.
It doesn’t matter if it’s that magical, romantic ballad that makes us feel all warm inside or that lively, uplifting tune that we like to sing aloud while we’re driving alone in our car.
If Disney songs have the power to open a whole new world of inspiration, then why don’t we use them to improve our Chinese?
Disney Songs in Chinese #1 – Let it Go
Disney Songs in Chinese #2 – A Tale as Old as Time
Disney Songs in Chinese #3 – A Whole New World
Disney Songs in Chinese #4 – Hakuna Matata
Disney Songs in Chinese #5 – Under the Sea
Disney Songs in Chinese #6 – A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes
Disney Songs in Chinese #7 – I’ll Make a Man Out of You
In each entry we’ve provided you with a video from YouTube. Some have subtitles so you can learn as you go but sadly others do not.
If you have any questions about the Chinese in any of the songs, do ask us in the comments below and we can help!
1) Frozen – Let it Go
“Let It Go” is a song from Disney’s 2013 animated feature film Frozen.
The song appears after Queen Elsa runs away from the Arendelle.
Finally able to lose the gloves and to embraces her frosty gift, Elsa’s song is an outburst of freedom that releases her from the stress and fears that she’s been faced with since childhood.
The Demi Lovato’s version was officially covered in several other languages, including Mandarin Chinese 随它吧 sung by Yao Beina.
Let It Go – 随它吧 (Suí tā ba)
2) Beauty and the Beast – A Tale as Old as Time
How can we forget the ballroom dance scene in one of the most famous and classic Disney movies?
This romantic ballad sung by Angela Lansbury’s character (Mrs. Potts) makes love blossom between the two main characters…
Enjoy the Mandarin version of the song!
A Tale as Old as Time – 美女与野兽 (Měinǚ yǔ yěshòu)
3) Aladdin – A Whole New World
This ballad is one of Disney’s most famous songs sung by Aladdin and Jasmine during the pivotal moment in which they are out on the magic carpet and touring around the whole world.
This song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song as well as a Grammy for Song of the Year.
A Whole New World – 崭新的世界 (Zhǎnxīn de shìjiè)
4) The Lion King – Hakuna Matata
Hakuna Matata is a Swahili phrase meaning “no worries for the rest of your days”.
This catchy tune from Tim Rice and Elton John state Timon and Pumba’s philosophy of no rules and it helps the main character, Simba, to forget his troubles.
Hakuna Matata – 哈库拉·马塔塔 (hākùlā mǎtǎtǎ)
5) The Little Mermaid – Under the Sea
Life under water sounds incredibly appealing in this Oscar-winning song sung by Sebastian the crab.
In a perfect mix of joyous lyrics and effervescent music, one of the best Disney musical cocktails comes alive!
Under the Sea – 在深海里 (Zài shēnhǎi lǐ)
Under the Sea is not the only musical hit of the Little Mermaid’s Soundtrack, if you love it as much as I do, you would appreciate the Chinese version of “Part of your World” too.
6) Cinderella – A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
In this universally renowned day–dreamy and hopeful song, Cinderella encourages her animal friends and (herself too) to be optimistic despite unfair and tough situations, by singing, “Have faith in your dreams and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through”.
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – 心田的梦 (Xīntián de mèng)
7) Mulan – I’ll Make a Man Out of You
Based on the Chinese legend of ”Hua Mulan”, this Disney movie tells the story of a girl who becomes a great warrior after disguising herself as a male soldier.
In this song the army captain, Li Shang, promises to “make men” out of “his squadron of incompetent buffoons into a team worthy of the Imperial Army.
Did you recognise the singer? It’s Jackie Chan!
I’ll Make a Man Out of You – 男子汉 (Nánzǐ hàn)
Are there any favourites of yours we missed out? Tell us below and we can learn them together.
Which is your favourite out of our list above?
Thanks for reading and have fun while improving your Chinese with Disney songs!
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Disney Songs in Chinese – FAQ’s
Where can I watch Chinese movies online?
Is Mulan a Chinese movie?
Yes. Mulan is a great homage to the Chinese culture and the legend of Hua Mulan.
Hero of a Chinese legend, Hua Mulan (花木兰) is a warrior from the Northern Wei Dynasty 北魏 (386-534).
How do you say “Under the Sea” in Chinese?
在深海里 (Zài shēnhǎi lǐ)
How do you say “Hakuna Matata” in Chinese?
哈库拉·马塔塔 (hākùlā mǎtǎtǎ)
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