周杰伦 Jay Chou Zhou jie lun 蒲公英的约定 pu gong ying de yue ding Dandelion’s Promise: lyrics, pinyin, English translation, quotes of dandelion

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周杰倫 – 蒲公英的约定

周杰伦
Jay Chou
Zhou jie lun

蒲公英的约定
pu gong ying de yue ding
Dandelion’s Promise

小学篱芭旁的蒲公英 
xiao3 xue2 li2 ba1 pang2 de5 pu2 gong1 ying1
The dandelions beside the fence of the elementary school

小学(elementary school)篱芭(fence)旁(side)的(connecting particle)蒲公英(dandelion)

是记忆里有味道的风景
shi4 ji4 yi4 li3 you3 wei4 dao4 de5 feng1 jing3
Is flavorous scenery within the memories

是(is)记忆(memory)里(within)有(have)味道(taste)的(connecting particle)风景(scenery)

午睡操场传来蝉的声音 
wu3 shui4 cao1 chang3 chuan2 lai2 chan2 de5 sheng1 yin1
During noon nap, the cicada’s sound passed from the sports field

午(noon)睡(sleep)操场(sports field)传(pass)来(over)蝉(cicada)的(connecting particle)声音 (sound)

多少年后也还是很好听
duo1 shao3 nian2 hou4 ye3 huan2 shi4 hen3 hao3 ting1
Many years later, it is still pleasant to the ear

多少(how many)年(year)后(later)也(also)还(still)是(is)很(very)好(good)听(listening)

将愿望折纸飞机寄成信 
jiang1 yuan4 wang4 zhe2 zhi3 fei1 ji1 ji4 cheng2 xin4
Folded wishes into paper airplane and mailed it as a letter

将(introduces object of main verb, used in the same way as 把)愿望(wish)折(fold)纸(paper)飞机(airplane)寄(mail)成(become)信(letter)

因为我们等不到那流星
yin1 wei4 wo3 men1 deng3 bu2 dao4 na1 liu2 xing1
For we waited but that meteor did not arrive

因为(because)我们(we)等(wait)不(not)到(arrive)那(that)流(flowing)星(star)

认真投决定命运的硬币 
ren4 zhen1 tou2 jue2 ding4 ming2 yun4 de5 ying4 bi4
Seriously throw the coin that will decide the fate

认真(seriously)投(throw)决定(decide)命运(fate)的(connecting particle)硬币(coin) 

却不知道到底能去哪里
que4 bu4 zhi1 dao4 dao4 di3 neng2 qu4 na4 li3
Yet not to know in the end where I will be able to go

却(yet)不(not)知道(know)到底(after all )能(able to)去(go)哪里(where)

一起长大的约定 
yi4 qi3 zhang3 da4 de5 yue1 ding4
The promise of growing up together

一起(together)长大(grow up)的(connecting particle)约定(promise) 

那样清晰 打过勾的我相信
na4 yang4 qing1 xi1 da3 guo4 gou1 de5 wo3 xiang1 xin4
That clear, I who made pinky promise believe

那样(that kind)清晰(clear) 打(make)过(particle shows past experiences)勾(hook)的(connecting particle)我(I)相信(believe)

说好要一起旅行 
shuo1 hao3 yao4 yi4 qi3 lv3 xing2
We talked and agreed to travel together

说好(talked and agreed)要(want)一起(together)旅行(travel)

是你如今 唯一坚持的任性
shi4 ni3 ru2 jin1 wei2 yi1 jian1 chi2 de5 ren4 xing4
It is nowadays your sole persistent headstrongness

是(is)你(you)如今(now) 唯一(only one)坚持(persistent)的(connecting particle)任性(willful / headstrong / unruly)

在走廊上罚站打手心 
zai4 zou3 lang2 shang4 fa2 zhan4 da3 shou3 xin1
In the hallway, we were made to stand still as a punishment, were hit on the palms

在(preposition)走廊(hallway)上(upon)罚站(to be made to stand still as a punishment )打(hit)手心 (palm)

我们却注意窗边的蜻蜓
wo3 men1 que4 zhu4 yi4 chuang1 bian1 de5 qing1 ting2
Yet we only paid attention to the dragonfly beside the window

我们(we)却(yet)注意(pay attention to)窗(window)边(side)的(connecting particle)蜻蜓(dragonfly)

我去到哪里你都跟很紧 
wo3 qu4 dao4 na3 li3 ni3 du1 gen1 hen3 jin3
No matter where I went you always tightly followed

我(I)去(go)到(to)哪里(where)你(you)都(all)跟(follow)很(very)紧(tight)

很多的梦在等待着进行
hen3 duo1 de5 meng4 zai4 deng3 dai4 zhe5 jin4 xing2
Many dreams are waiting to be proceeded

很(very)多(many)的(connecting particle)梦(dream)在((indicating an action in progress) )等待(wait)着(aspect particle indicating action in progress )进行(to proceed)

一起长大的约定 
yi4 qi3 zhang3 da4 de5 yue1 ding4
The promise of growing up together

一起(together)长大(grow up)的(connecting particle)约定(promise) 

那样真心 
na4 yang4 zhen1 xin1
That kind of true heart

那样(that kind/ that sort)真(true)心 (heart)

与你聊不完的曾经
yu3 ni3 liao2 bu4 wan2 de5 ceng2 jing1
The past endless chatting with you

与(with)你(you)聊(chat)不(not)完(finished)的(connecting particle)曾经(once/past)

而我已经分不清 
er2 wo3 yi3 jing1 fen1 bu4 qing1
However, already I have been unable to distinguish it clearly

而(yet)我(I)已经(already)分(distinguish)不(not)清 (clearly)

你是友情还是错过的爱情
ni3 shi4 you3 qing2 huan2 shi4 cuo4 guo4 de5 ai4 qing 2
You are friendship or the love that I missed

你(you)是(are)友情(friendship)还是(or is)错过的(missed)爱情(love)

Translated by Shu

Quotes of dandelion / dandelions

“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.”
― Suzanne Collins

Weeds are nature’s graffiti. ~Janice Maeditere

Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
But they don’t get around
Like the dandelions do.
~Slim Acres

“The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.”

“It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun”
Henry Ward Beecher quotes

“You cannot forget if you would those golden kisses all over the cheeks of the meadow, queerly called dandelions.”
Henry Ward Beecher quotes

“If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.”
Andrew V. Mason quotes

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5 Responses to 周杰伦 Jay Chou Zhou jie lun 蒲公英的约定 pu gong ying de yue ding Dandelion’s Promise: lyrics, pinyin, English translation, quotes of dandelion

  1. Nerine says:

    hello there, i really love this song thanks for your your hard work.. i was wondering if you could translate this song 黄龄 – 忘尘 .. I’ll be very thankful ^^

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi there,
      I will check it out. If I like it, I will translate it. Thank you for visiting.

  2. Davide says:

    In the fourth line pinyin it’s not huan2, it’s hai2

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      Hi, Davide,

      It has two pronunciations for that word under different definition, and that is why it came that way after pinyin conversion. Thank you for pointing that out:)

  3. Lucy says:

    Thanks! I liked the translation

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