What is heaven? Tian Tang 天堂 by Zheng Yi 鄭怡, 天路 Tian Lu Heaven Road by 韩红 Han Hong: lyrics, pinyin, English translation, quotes about heaven

Heaven in Mandarin Chinese, we call it 天堂 tiāntáng.
天堂基本上有两个定义:一是某些宗教指人死后灵魂居住的永远幸福的地方(跟‘地狱’相对)。 二是比喻幸福美好的生活环境。
tiāntáng jīběn shang yǒu liǎng ge dìngyì : yī shì mǒu xiē zōngjiào zhǐ rén sǐ hòu línghún jūzhù de yǒngyuǎn xìngfú de dìfang ( gēn ‘dìyù ’xiāngduì ) . èr shì bǐyù xìngfú měihǎo de shēnghuó huánjìng .

Basically, there are two definitions about heaven: First, some religions refer heaven as the eternal happiness place where people’s soul will live after people die (the opposite of hell). Second, the term – heaven – is used as a metaphor to refer to a wonderful living environment.

If you still believe in love, maybe love is your heaven …. If you don’t believe in love, then might as well enjoy Zheng yi’s voice; she is great!

天堂 / 鄭怡
tiāntáng / zhèng yí

嘿! 親愛的 不是我不想留在你身旁
hei ! qīnài de  bù shì wǒ bù xiǎng liú zài nǐ shēn páng
Hey My dear, it is not that I don’t want to stay by your side.

我以為天堂總是在遠方
wǒ yǐwéi tiāntáng zǒngshì zài yuǎnfāng
I always thought heaven is at far away place.

嘿! 親愛的 坦白說我的過去
hei ! qīnài de  tǎnbái shuō wǒ de guòqù
Hey, my dear, frankly talk about my past.

有幾分很像你 一樣在尋覓
yǒu jǐ fēn hěn xiàng nǐ yī yàng zài xúnmì
Somewhat it was like yours, the same I was seeking and searching.

只是日日夜夜 歲月過去 走盡千萬里
zhǐ shì rìrì yè yè  suì suì yuè guòqù  zǒu jǐn qiān wàn lǐ
Just day after day, night after night, years have passed, and I went through ten million miles.

我也曾嚮往 也曾徬徨 夢想的路上
Wǒ yě céng xǐang wǎng  yě céng páng huáng  mèngxiǎng de lùshang
I also once longed for, also once hesitated, on the road of dreams.

哦! 日日夜夜 輕輕嘆息 只想告訴你
ò ! rìrì yè yè  qīngqīng tànxī  zhǐ xiǎng gào sù nǐ
Oh, day after day, night after night, silently sighed, just wanted to tell you:

沒有愛情的地方 沒有天堂
yǒu àiqíng de dìfang mei yǒu tiāntáng
The place where without love has no heaven.

年輕的日子裡 我走了好長好長的路
nián qīng de rìzi  Wǒ zǒu le hǎo zhǎng hǎo Cháng de lù
Those days when I was young, I walked a long long road.

只為了想去找屬於我夢想中的天堂
zhǐ wéi le xiǎng qù zhǎo shǔyú wǒ mèngxiǎng zhōng de tiāntáng
Just wanted to find the heaven of dream which belonged to me.

如果真的有那樣的地方
rúguǒ zhēnde yǒu nà yàng de dìfang
If there is such a place

我想應該是一雙渴望你的眼睛
Wǒ xiǎng yīnggāi shì yī shuāng kě wàng nǐ de yǎnjīng
I think it should be a pair of eyes which are longing for you.

一雙熱情等待你的臂膀 還有一盞溫暖的燈
yī shuāng rèqíng děngdài nǐ de bìbǎng  hái yǒu yī zhǎn wen nuǎn de dēng
A pair of arms which are passionately waiting for you and a warm lamp.

那就是天堂
nà jiùshì tiāntáng
That is heaven.

沒有你的地方就沒有天堂
Any place without you is not heaven.

Translated by Shu

As for how to get to heaven, there is a song called heaven road – 天路. If you want to go to heaven, maybe you should go to Tibet first!

韩红—天路

天路
Tian lu
Heaven Road

韩红
Han Hong

清晨我站在青青的牧场
qing1 chen2 wo3 zhan4 zai4 qing1 qing1 de5 mu4 chang3
In the early morning I stood in the green pastures.

看到神鹰披着那霞光
kan4 dao4 shen2 ying1 pi1 zhe5 na4 xia2 guang1
Saw the magical eagle was draped by those rays of morning sunlight.

象一片翔云飞过蓝天
xiang4 yi2 pian4 xiang2 yun2, fei1 guo4 lan2 tian1
It was like a roaring cloud flying across the blue sky

为臧家儿女带来吉祥
wei4 zang4 jia1 er2 nv3 dai4 lai2 ji2 xiang2
Bringing auspiciousness for the children of Tibetan families.
(臧 refers to Tibet. Tibet is a plateau region in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han and Hui people. Tibet is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft).)

那是一条神奇的天路
na4 shi4 yi4 tiao2 shen2 qi2 de5 tian1 lu4
That is a magical heaven road

把人间的温暖送到边疆
ba3 ren2 jian1 de5 wen1 nuan3 song4 dao4 bian1 jiang1
Sending the warmth of human world to the frontier region.

从此山不再高路不再漫长
cong2 ci3 shan1 bu2 zai4 gao1, lu4 bu2 zai4 man4 chang2
From now on mountains will no longer be tall and roads will no longer be long.

各族儿女欢聚一堂
ge4 zu2 er2 nv3 huan1 ju4 yi4 tang2
The sons and daughters of all races gather happily under one roof.


黄昏我站在高高的山岗
huang2 hun1 wo3 zhan4 zai4 gao1 gao1 de5 shan1 gang1
In the dusk, I stood on the tall tall hill.

看那铁路修到我家乡
kan4 na4 tie3 lu4 xiu1 dao4 wo3 jia1 xiang1
Looking at the railway built to my hometown.

一条条巨龙翻山越岭
yi4 tiao2 tiao2 ju4 long2, fan1 shan1 yue4 ling3
One after another, giant dragons passed over mountains ridges
(翻山越岭: to pass over mountains ridges (idiom); fig. hardships of the journey )

给雪域高原送来安康
gei3 xue3 yu4 gao1 yuan2 song4 lai2 an1 kang1
Bring peace and health to the snow-covered plateau.

那是一条神奇的天路
na4 shi4 yi4 tiao2 shen2 qi2 de5 tian1 lu4
That is a magical heaven road

带我们走进人间天堂
dai4 wo3 men5 zou3 jin4 ren2 jian1 tian1 tang2
Bringing us to enter the heaven of human world.

青稞酒,酥油茶会更加香甜
qing1 ke1 jiu3, su1 you2 cha2 hui4 geng4 jia1 xiang1 tian2
Highland barley wines and butter teas will be sweeter and more fragrant.

幸福的歌声传遍四方
xing4 fu2 de5 ge1 sheng1 chuan2 bian4 si4 fang1
The songs of happiness spread throughout to all the four directions.

Translated by Shu

Quotes of heaven

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey

“In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.”
― Erma Bombeck

“Earth’s crammed with heaven…
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.”
― Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”
― Mark Twain

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
― Will Rogers

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”
― Mark Twain

“The path to paradise begins in hell.”
― Dante Alighieri

“I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that’s bad, I’m going to suffer from it. But in my mind, I believe what I’m doing is right. So I feel like I’m going to heaven”
― Tupac Shakur

“Heaven and hell seem out of proportion to me: the actions of men do not deserve so much.”
― Jorge Luis Borges

These great quotes come from: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/heaven

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7 Responses to What is heaven? Tian Tang 天堂 by Zheng Yi 鄭怡, 天路 Tian Lu Heaven Road by 韩红 Han Hong: lyrics, pinyin, English translation, quotes about heaven

  1. bun ket fui says:

    sangat bagus untuk lagunya.

  2. aungkoko says:

    like

  3. Claire Bazinet says:

    I love this song! Beautiful! I would try learning it, but don’t think I could do this justice, so I’ll sting with Teresa Ten and Jackie Cheung songs for now. This has, however, opened another door for me…maybe someday. Thanks for that.

    • Learn Chinese Help says:

      You are very welcome Claire:) Have good time learning every time.

  4. Mervyn says:

    我真的喜欢这歌。他教我太多东西。

    谢谢您

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