Saturday, March 1, 2008

It's time for a "Two Tigers" sing along!

Liang zhi lao hu, liang zhi lao hu

Pao de kuai, pao de kuai

Yi zhi mei you er duo, yi zhi mei you wei ba

Zhen qui guai! zhen qi guai!

Two tigers, two tigers

Run so fast, run so fast

One has no ears, one has no tail

So strange! So strange!

There are many versions of this song. Sometimes the tigers don't have eyes or a mouth.

Here are links of little ones singing the song:

My interest in this song started out with a post by Jane at "Love is a Place" where she talks about the song. Amanda in Taiwan was so nice to e-mail us translations and video clips of children singing the song that we'd heard YeYe sing on Ni Hao Kai-Lan. She writes that it is a very common children's song that every child in China and Taiwan knows.

Just be glad you aren't an adult living in our house. I've been playing these videos over and over learning this song and working on my pronunciation. I have a feeling Kevin's about had enough of listening to me sing this with Chinese children on the internet over and over and over and over.... It's a good thing that he has a pair of headphones that he will put on when he's on his computer!


  1. So adorable! Thanks for sharing these! Sophie Lu loves the video w/ the tigers- and the tune is the same as "La Lechuza" which is the lullabye I sing to her!

    Hugs, Shana :)

  2. Just checking to see if you got the referral today! AARGH!

  3. Thanks for posting this!! I was just going to do a post but I think I'll just link to your site!

  4. How fun! I learned this song when I took some Chinese classes at IUPUI. Our laoshi (teacher) taught us some children's songs as a way to learn vocab. Fun.
    Here's another fun kid's song ( that Quinn and I learned before Keira came home. Also, you might want to check out if you haven't already. They have some great lessons....including some with important parenting phrases like "Don't touch that!" and "Oh baby, don't cry; mama's here"....both we used lots! :-)


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