A Chinese Classic 🎶 Introducing Xiao Pingguo 🍎

Xiao Pingguo 🍎 A Fans Favourite in China

There’s a song that took China by storm when released in 2015, and still does to this day.

That song is called Xiao Pingguo (xiǎo píngguǒ 小苹果).

Played across the country an further afield in Asia, Xiao Pingguo quickly became a Karaoke classic with not just the locals, but with foreigners also due to it’s catchy beat and intermediate/repetitive lyrics (especially in the chorus)

The song was written by the Chopsticks Brothers and released in 2015. Today we want to teach you how to sing Xiao Pingguo (which is quite literally, Little Apple)

OFFICIAL VIDEO – 小苹果 xiǎo píngguǒr Little Apple

Xiao Pingguo – by the Chopstick Brothers

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Xiao Pingguo – Verse:

我种下一颗种子 终于长出了果实
wǒ zhǒngxià yīkē zhǒngzi, zhōngyú zhǎngchū le guǒshí
I planted a seed that finally bore fruit  

今天是个伟大日子
jīntiān shì gè wěidà rìzi
Today is a great day  

摘下星星送给你 拽下月亮送给你
zhāixià xīngxīng sòng gěi nǐ, zhuāixià yuèliàng sòng gěinǐ
I give the stars to you, I give the moon to you  

让太阳每天为你升起
ràng tàiyáng měitiān wéi nǐ shēngqǐ
Raise the sun everyday for you

Xiao Pingguo – Bridge:

变成蜡烛燃烧自己 只为照亮你
biànchéng làzhú ránshāo zì jǐ, zhǐ wéi zhàoliàng nǐ
I’ll turn into a candle and let myself burn, just to shine a light on you  

把我一切都献给你 只要你欢喜
bǎ wǒ yīqiè dōu xiàn gěi nǐ, zhǐyào nǐ huānxǐ
I’ll give everything I have to you, as long as you’re happy  

你让我每个明天都变得有意义
nǐ ràng wǒ měi ge míngtiān dōu biànde yǒu yìyì
You give me new meaning everyday  

生命虽短爱你永远 不离不弃
shēngmìng suī duǎn ài nǐ yǒngyuǎn bù lí bù qì
Though life is short, I’ll love you forever, never abandoning you

Xiao Pingguo – Chorus:

你是我的小呀小苹果儿 怎么爱你都不嫌多
nǐ shì wǒ de xiǎo ya xiǎo píngguǒr, zěnme ài nǐ dōu bù xiánduō
You are my little apple, I can never love you too much  

红红的小脸儿温暖我的心窝 点亮我生命的火 火火火火
hóng hóng de xiǎoliǎnr wēnnuǎn wǒ de xīnwō, diǎnliàng wǒ shēngmìng de huǒ huǒ huǒ huǒ huǒ
Your red face warms my heart, lighting the fire, fire, fire, fire, fire in my life

你是我的小呀小苹果儿 就像天边最美的云朵
nǐ shì wǒ de xiǎo ya xiǎo píngguǒr, jiùxiàng tiānbiān zuì měi de yúnduǒ
You are my little apple, like the most beautiful cloud in the sky  

春天又来到了花开满山坡 种下希望就会收获
chūntiān yòu láidào le huā kāimǎnshānpō, zhǒngxià xīwàng jiù huì shōuhuò
Spring arrives again, and flowers bloom all over the mountainside, I reap the hopes that I sowed

Xiao Pingguo – Verse:

从不觉得你讨厌 你的一切都喜欢
cóng bù juéde nǐ tǎoyàn, nǐ de yīqiè dōu xǐhuān
I’ve never disliked you, I like everything about you  

有你的每天都新鲜
yǒu nǐ de měitiān dōu xīnxiān 
With you, everyday is always fresh  

有你阳光更灿烂 有你黑夜不黑暗
yǒu nǐ yángguāng gèng cànlàn, yǒu nǐ hēiyè bù hēi’àn
With you, the sun shines brighter, with you, the nights are not dark  

你是白云我是蓝天
nǐ shì báiyún wǒ shì lántiān
You are the white clouds, and I am the blue sky

Xiao Pingguo – Bridge:

春天和你漫步在盛开的 花丛间
chūntiān hé nǐ mànbù zài shèngkāi de huācóng jiān
In the spring, I stroll with you through the flowers  

夏天夜晚陪你一起看 星星眨眼
xiàtiān yèwǎn péi nǐ yīqǐ kàn xīngxīng zhǎyǎn
On summer nights, I watch the stars twinkle with you  

秋天黄昏与你徜徉在 金色麦田
qiūtiān huánghūn yǔ nǐ chángyáng zài jīnsè màitián
In the autumn dusk, we wander through golden fields  

冬天雪花飞舞有你 更加温暖
dōngtiān xuěhuā fēiwǔ yǒu nǐ gèngjiā wēnnuǎn
When snowflakes fall in the winter, you keep me warm

Learn the lyrics in real time with our video

Xiao Pingguo – Key Vocab

  • 苹果 píngguǒ Apple
  • 星星 xīngxīng – Stars
  • 月亮 yuèliàng – Moon
  • 太阳 tàiyángSun
  • 蜡烛 làzhú – Candle
  • 不离不弃 bùlí búqì – Never leave
  • 云朵 yúnduǒ – Cloud
  • 春天 chūntiān – Spring
  • 夏天 xiàtiān – Summer
  • 秋天 qiūtiānAutumn
  • 冬天 dōngtiān – Winter
  • 阳光 yángguāng – Sunlight
  • 蓝天 lántiān – Blue Skies
  • 黄昏 huánghūn – Dusk
  • 雪花 xuěhuāSnowflake
  • 麦田 màitián – Wheat field

LTL’s Chinese Verb Song

Need some help getting Chinese verbs into your head?

Watch this original LTL creation with a catchy tune to help you remember how to say many of the activities you do every day in Chinese.

Or if you’ve gotten a taste for practising learning through songs, why not have a look at Spongebob in Chinese or the Peppa Pig theme tune and expand your knowledge?

Xiao Pingguo – FAQ’s

How do you spell Xiao Pingguo in Chinese characters?

小苹果

Who sings Xiao Pingguo?

The Chopstick Brothers

When was Xiao Pingguo released?

2015

What genre is Xiao Pingguo?

Pop

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