Mandarin song – 旅行的意义 Lv xing de yi yi The meaning of traveling 陈绮贞 Chen qi zhen Cheer Chen: Chinese lyrics, pinyin, English translation, quotes of travel and traveling, and background information about Cheer Chen



旅行的意义
Lv xing de yi yi
The meaning of traveling

陈绮贞
Chen qi zhen
Cheer Chen

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你看过了许多美景 你看过了许多美女
ni3 kan4 guo4 liao5 xu3 duo1 mei3 jing3, ni3 kan4 guo4 liao5 xu3 duo1 mei3 nv3
You have seen a lot of beautiful scenery; you have seen numerous beauties
你(you)看过(saw)了(past tense marker) 许多( many)美(beautiful)景(scenery) 你(you)看过(saw)了(past tense particle)许多(many)美(beautiful)女(girl)

你迷失在地图上 每一道短暂的光阴
ni3 mi2 shi1 zai4 di4 tu2 shang4, mei3 yi2 dao4 duan3 zan4 de5 guang1 yin1
You got lost on the map; each beam of short lived light and shadow
你(you)迷失(lost)在(at/in/on)地图(map)上(above/on) 每(every)一(one)道(measure word for path)短暂的(short)光阴(time)

你品尝了夜的巴黎 你踏过下雪的北京
ni3 pin3 chang2 liao5 ye4 de5 ba1 li2, ni3 ta4 guo4 xia4 xue3 de5 bei3 jing1
You tasted the night of Paris; you walked through the snowing Beijing
你(you)品尝了(tasted)夜(night)的(connecting particle)巴黎(Paris) 你(you)踏过(stepped on)下(fall)雪(snow)的(connecting particle)北京(Beijing)

你熟记书本里 每一句你最爱的真理
ni3 shu2 ji4 shu1 ben3 li3 mei3 yi2 ju4 ni3 zui4 ai4 de5 zhen1 li3
You memorized well inside the books, each sentence of your most favorite truth
你(you)熟(familiarly)记(remember)书本(books)里(within) 每(every)一(one)句(sentence)你(you)最(the most)爱(love)的(connecting particle)真理(truth)

却说不出你爱我的原因
que4 shuo1 bu4 chu1 ni3 ai4 wo3 de5 yuan2 yin1
Yet you were unable to say the reason why you love me
却(yet)说不出(not able to say)你(you)爱(love)我(me)的(connecting particle)原因(reason)

却说不出你欣赏我哪一种表情
que4 shuo1 bu4 chu1 ni3 xin1 shang3 wo3 na3 yi4 zhong3 biao3 qing2
Yet you were unable to say you admire my which type of expression
却(yet)说不出(not able to say)你(you)欣赏(admire)我(me)哪(which)一(one)种(kind)表情(expression)

却说不出在什么场合我曾让你动心
que4 shuo1 bu4 chu1 zai4 shi2 me5 chang3 he2 wo3 zeng2 rang4 ni3 dong4 xin1
Yet, you were not able to say in which occasion that you once got tempted by me
却(yet)说不出(not able to say)在(in/on/at)什么(what)场合(occasion)我(I)曾(once)让(let)你(you)动(move)心(heart)

说不出离开的原因
shuo1 bu4 chu1 li2 kai1 de5 yuan2 yin1
Were unable to say the reason why you left
说不出(not able to say)离开(leave)的(connecting particle)原因(reason)

你累计了许多飞行 你用心挑选纪念品
ni3 lei3 ji4 liao5 xu3 duo1 fei1 xing2, ni3 yong4 xin1 tiao2 xuan3 ji4 nian4 pin3
You accumulated a lot of flying mileages; you were careful at selecting souvenirs

你(you)累计)accumulate)了(past tense particle)许多(many)飞行(flying) 你(you)用(use)心(heart)挑选(choose)纪念品(souvenirs)

你收集了地图上 每一次的风和日丽
ni3 shou1 ji2 liao5 di4 tu2 shang4 mei3 yi2 ci4 de5 feng1 he2 ri4 li4
You collected each breezy wind and beautiful sunshine on the map
你(you)收集(connect)了(past tense particle)地图(map)上(above/on) 每(every)一(one)次(time)的(connecting particle)风(wind)和(warm)日(sun)丽(pretty)

你拥抱热情的岛屿 你埋葬记忆的土耳其
ni3 yong3 bao4 re4 qing2 de5 dao3 yu3, ni3 mai2 zang4 ji4 yi4 de5 tu3 er3 qi2
You heartily embraced passionate islands; you buried Turkey in the memory
你(you)拥抱(embrace)热情的(passionate)岛屿(island) 你(you)埋葬(bury)记忆(memory)的(connecting particle)土耳其(turkey)

你流连电影里美丽的不真实的场景
ni3 liu2 lian2 dian4 ying3 li3 mei3 li4 de5 bu4 zhen1 shi2 de5 chang3 jing3
You lingered in those beautiful but not real movie scenes
你(you)流连(linger)电影(movie)里(within)美丽的(beautiful)不(not)真实(real)的(connecting particle)场景(scenery)

却说不出你爱我的原因
que4 shuo1 bu4 chu1 ni3 ai4 wo3 de5 yuan2 yin1
Yet you were unable to say the reason why you love me
却(yet)说不出(not able to say)你(you)爱(love)我(me)的(connecting particle)原因(reason)

却说不出你欣赏我哪一种表情
que4 shuo1 bu4 chu1 ni3 xin1 shang3 wo3 na3 yi4 zhong3 biao3 qing2
Yet you were unable to say you admire my which type of expression
却(yet)说不出(not able to say)你(you)欣赏(admire)我(me)哪(which)一(one)种(kind)表情(expression)

却说不出在什么场合我曾让你分心
que4 shuo1 bu4 chu1 zai4 shi2 me5 chang3 he2 wo3 zeng2 rang4 ni3 dong4 xin1
Yet, you were not able to say in which occasion you once got distracted by me
却(yet)说不出(not able to say)在(at)什么(what)场合(occasion)我(I)曾(once)让(let)你(you)分心(got distracted)

说不出旅行的意义
shuo1 bu4 chu1 lv3 xing2 de5 yi4 yi4
Yet you were not able to say the meaning of traveling
说不出(not able to say)旅行(travel)的(connecting particle)意义(meaning)

你勉强说出你爱我的原因
ni3 mian3 qiang3 shuo1 chu1 ni3 ai4 wo3 de5 yuan2 yin1
You reluctantly told me the reason why you love me
你(you)勉强(reluctantly)说出(said it out)你(you)爱(love)我(me)的(connecting particle)原因(reason)

却说不出你欣赏我哪一种表情
que4 shuo1 bu4 chu1 ni3 xin1 shang3 wo3 na3 yi4 zhong3 biao3 qing2
Yet you were unable to say you admire my which type of expression
却(yet)说不出(not able to say)你(you)欣赏(admire)我(me)哪(which)一(one)种(kind)表情(expression)

却说不出在什么场合我曾让你分心
que4 shuo1 bu4 chu1 zai4 shi2 me5 chang3 he2 wo3 zeng2 rang4 ni3 dong4 xin1
Yet, you were not able to say in which occasion you once got distracted by me
却(yet)说不出(not able to say)在(at)什么(what)场合(occasion)我(I)曾(once)让(let)你(you)分心(got distracted)

说不出旅行的意义
shuo1 bu4 chu1 lv3 xing2 de5 yi4 yi4
Yet you were not able to say the meaning of traveling
说不出(not able to say)旅行(travel)的(connecting particle)意义(meaning)

勉强说出你为我寄出的每一封信
mian3 qiang3 shuo1 chu1 ni3 wei4 wo3 ji4 chu1 de5 mei3 yi4 feng1 xin4
You reluctantly told me that every single letter you sent me
勉强(reluctantly)说出(said)你(you)为(for)我(me)寄出(mail out)的(connecting particle)每(every)一(one)封(measure word for letter)信(letter)

都是你离开的原因
du1 shi4 ni3 li2 kai1 de5 yuan2 yin1
All are the reasons why you left
都(all)是(is/are)你(you)离开(leave)的(connecting particle)原因(reason)

你离开我 就是旅行的意义
ni3 li2 kai1 wo3 jiu4 shi4 lv3 xing1 de5 yi4 yi4
Your leaving me is the meaning of traveling
你(you)离开(leave)我(me) 就(exactly)是(is)旅行(travel)的(connecting particle)意义(meaning)

Translated by Shu

Quotes of travel, and traveling:
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation. ~Elizabeth Drew

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. ~St. Augustine

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. ~Susan Heller

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything. ~Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt

I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full. ~Lord Dunsany

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu

Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. ~Anatole France

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. ~Lin Yutang

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. ~Seneca

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing.” ~Daniel J. Boorstin

It is not down in any map; true places never are. ~Herman Melville

What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road. ~William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. ~G.K. Chesterton

To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. ~Charles Horton Cooley

And that’s the wonderful thing about family travel: it provides you with experiences that will remain locked forever in the scar tissue of your mind. ~Dave Barry

Travelers never think that they are the foreigners. ~Mason Cooley

Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage. ~Regina Nadelson

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. ~Lillian Smith

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness. ~Ray Bradbury

There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror. ~Orson Welles

Now I know why they tell you to put your head between your knees on crash landings. You think you’re going to kiss your ass good-bye. ~Terry Hanson

I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. ~Mark Twain

I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on. ~Jean Kerr, “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall,” The Snake Has All the Lines, 1958

In America there are two classes of travel – first class, and with children. ~Robert Benchley

These quotes are from:http://www.quotegarden.com/travel.html

Background info about Cheer Chen:
Chen Chi Chen 陈绮贞 / 陳綺貞; pinyin: Chén Qǐzhēn, also known as Cheer Chen; born June 6, 1975 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a popular yet low-profile Taiwanese singer-songwriter, widely recognized as a talented musician among the Chinese music industry.

Graduated from Taiwan National Chengchi University (Bachelor of Philosophy), Chen played in an underground band(Sunscreen 防曬油) as lead singer and guitarist back in the 1990s before she was attached to Rock Records. In 1997 she joined Magicstone, a subsidiary label under Rock Records and her debut album Think Twice was released in July 1998. Since 2003 she published her own music independently and now she is under Teamear Music.

Chen is well known as a musician who regularly shuns the limelight and prefers to focus on her musical works rather than appearing on public media. She is also known for paying great attention in ensuring that each and every one of her live performances or concerts fulfills the expectation of her fans. She has on several occasions prepared hand-made entry-passes for her concerts.

Her earlier works are more folk-oriented with much bossa nova and orchestral arrangement (mainly produced by Will Lin with team members Yu-Huan Lee, Cincin Lee, Yun-Chang Dong etc.), but most of her recent works tend to be folk rock and poprock-based (produced by Tiger Chung under Teamear Music). Chung is her boyfriend and also her guitarist as well. He appeared in several of Chen’s music videos of her songs, such as Sentimental Kills and Immortal.

Chen currently lives in the New Taipei Luzhou district. She is reported as being concerned with environmental issues. She has been frequently involved in community and public welfare activities.
See the complete info at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheer_Chen

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