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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/austinkyto

Let's talk about rap in Chinese

Would love your opinions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPbkYLKSIBY

As I continue to study Chinese, I've started to create some videos on a random set of fun topics, and I'd love your feedback.

March 22, 2018

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cadencelum

Dude that was really cool, I've never really thought about rap music in other languages. Also your Chinese is amazing and very impressive


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/austinkyto

Thanks so much! Trying to listen to music in other languages is really fun, although I find it really challenging, but it's a good place to learn slang too :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cadencelum

Lol that's true, I've started listening to more music in German and Italian because I realized that's a good resource to use :) It is very fun as you said haha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/efrat545696

wowwwwww.....I'm jealous of you


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/austinkyto

Thanks! Don't be jealous though :) I still have lots to learn. Are you studying Chinese too?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ICBMtuzhi.

Do you like Chinese songs?who do you like?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HannahBanana427

My favorite Chinese singer (and perhaps my favorite singer period, at the moment) is definitely G.E.M., or 邓紫棋. The fact that she writes her own songs is really fascinating, and she has the most beautiful, versatile voice. I really enjoy her.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ICBMtuzhi.

I like Jay zhou(周杰伦)and 薛之谦


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HannahBanana427

I've heard a good deal about Jay Chou. He sounds like a cool singer!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ICBMtuzhi.

yes. In my music lists,70% was his song.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/austinkyto

I like rap a lot, so Higher Brothers and Bohan Phoenix. I also really like J. Sheon.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HannahBanana427

Your Chinese is incredible- bravo! I aspire to that level of proficiency. Some Chinese raps I like are “穿越火线”, “飘向北方”, and “死了都要爱”; I haven't fully learned any of them yet, though. XD


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ICBMtuzhi.

you can try “七里香” “等你下课” “告白气球” “刚刚好” and a Japanese song“千本樱”


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ICBMtuzhi.

they was so good.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HannahBanana427

Thanks for the recommendations! Those sound like pretty cool songs! I'll listen to them sometime.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/austinkyto

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll go check these out :) I liked learning this one too: J.Sheon - 啵啦 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WGIV7dsCw4)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarillaSparkling

I use spotify for music, sometimes it gives me great suggestions! I find a lot more artists this way then I thought I would! This is how I found Bohan Phoenix, and Higher Brothers!

  • First songs I heard from Bohan Phoenix: NO HOOK, OVERSEAS and PRODUCT.
  • First songs I heard from Higher Brothers: Yahh, Why Not, WeChat, Wudidong, mine, & Made in china.

One issue with spotify is they are still working on supporting some languages. It can be a bit of a task when searching songs or artists! However they keep working on it, there is still hope!

*edit. I watched the video after and I noticed many of the song I named you mentioned or I heard in the video clip. I know so little of the language I am not able to just understand. I would have to really look into the meanings to better understand. I did find the video interesting as you answered some questions I was wondering about!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hyggelife

I also use spotify for music-- I recommend Ty., I think he's had one or two collabs with Higher Brothers


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarillaSparkling

Thank you! I will check Ty! If I find a collaboration he has done with Higher Brothers, then it should not be too difficult to find his music!

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