Famous Mandarin Chinese version of Italian folksong 卡布里島 Ka bu li dao The Isle of Capri or Capri Island: lyrics, pinyin, English translation, information about Capri and the Blue Grotto, quotes of blue, Frank Sinatra, Capri – Colbie Caillat with Lyrics

Information about Capri:

This world famous folksong — 卡布里島 ( Ka bu li dao The Isle of Capri ) comes from Capri of course 🙂 Capri is one of the top places to visit in Italy. It is not as popular as Rome, Milan, but its beauty is no less than Naples or Venice or even more stunning in a serene way.

Capri is situated off the Amalfi coast in Campania, Italy. The sea side beautiful scenery and balmy climate makes Capri a world wide famous resort since the time of Roman Republic.

The etymology of the name Capri is unclear. Some argue it came from Ancient Greeks (Ancient Greek kapros meaning “wild boar”), for Greeks were the first recorded colonists to populate the island, and fossils of wild boars have been discovered there. Some people think it got its origin from Latin capreae which means “goats,” one reason behind this is the Romans called Capri “goat island”. There is also another theory about where the name Capri derives from: from an Etruscan word capra which stands for “burial place.”

In the 19th century, Capri became a popular resort for European artists, writers and other celebrities. The book Entdeckung der blauen Grotte auf der Insel Capri, ‘Discovery of the Blue Grotto on the Isle of Capri’, by the German painter and writer August Kopisch, was a fascination of Europe at that time. In the book he describes his 1826 adventure on the Isle of Capri and his discovery of the Blue Grotto. It is a famous sea cave on the coast of the island of Capri. Capri’s Blue Grotto is well known in the world for its intense blue hues of its underwater cavity; it creates a magical blue reflection that illuminates the cave.

You might want to know that capri pants were introduced to the world by European fashion designer Sonja de Lennart in 1948. The pants’ name comes from the Isle of Capri. It said that American actress Grace Kelly was among the first movie stars who wore capri pants while touring that azure isle.


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卡布里島 Ka bu li dao The Isle of Capri Capri Island song Chinese version

Chinese version of Italian folksong

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Ka bu li dao
The Isle of Capri
Capri Island

nà lìng rén liúliàn de kǎbùlǐ yā
Ah, that Isle of Capri makes me so reluctant to leave

nà lìng rén táozuì de jǐngsè duō Měi
That intoxicating scenery is so very beautiful

fàng yǎn wàng qù dàochǔ shì yī piàn bìlǜ
as far as the eye can see, everywhere is a field of jade green

Wǒ shǐzhōng yě wèi néng wànghuái nǐ
I have been not able to forget about you all along

Wǒ liǎ céng zài quánshuǐ pángbiān
Once we were by the spring water

kuàilè gēchàng bìng yóuxì
Happily singing and playing

qiángwéihuā zài shān jiǎo zhēng yàn
Rambler roses at the foot of the mountain argued who was the most splendid
(note: many dictionaries translate 薔薇 as rose. It is not right. Rose is 玫瑰. Multiflora Rose、Baby Rose、Rambler Rose are more appropriate translation for 薔薇.)

tīng nà dùjuān zhī tóu luàn tí
Listen to the cuckoo randomly cried at the top of branch

guòqù de shì xiàng yúnyān yǐ wú zōngjī
The past events have gone like clouds of smoke without any trace

Wǒ bù zhīdào rújīn nǐ zài nǎlǐ
I don’t know where are you now

Wǒ jǐshí néng zài huí dào kǎbùlǐ yā
When can I come back to the Isle of Capri

zài huídào kǎbùlǐ lái kàn nǐ
Once again return to Capri to see you

Translated by Shu

Quotes of blue:

“Where did you get your eyes so blue? / Out of the sky as I came through.”
George MacDonald quotes

“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”
Lyman Frank Baum quotes

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.”
Eleanora Duse quotes

“Blue eyes say, Love me or I die; black eyes say, Love me or I kill thee.”
Spanish Proverb quotes

“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”
Irish Blessings quotes

“Artists can color the sky red because they know it’s blue. Those of us who aren’t artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we’re stupid.”
Jules Feiffer quotes

“There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”
Vincent van Gogh quotes

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
Jack Kerouac quotes

“Oh! `darkly, deeply, beautifully blue’, / As someone somewhere sings about the sky.”
Lord Byron quotes

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
Thich Nhat Hanh quotes

“By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.”
Thomas Merton quotes

“The touch of an infinite mystery passes over the trivial and the familiar, making it break out into ineffable music… The trees, the stars, and the blue hills ache with a meaning which can never be uttered in words.”
Rabindranath Tagore quotes

“A cat’s rage is beautiful, burning with pure cat flame, all its hair standing up and crackling blue sparks, eyes blazing and sputtering.”
William S. Burroughs quotes

These quotes come from: http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/blue/

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