The 12 Days of Christmas in Chinese!

 

We translated the traditional song “The 12 Days of Christmas” into Chinese, so you can finally know how to say “partridge in a pear tree” in 中文!  You’re welcome!

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN CHINESE!  

On the 12th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
圣诞节的第十二天,亲爱的送给我:
Shèngdàn jié de dì shí’èr tiān, qīn’ài de sòng gěi wǒ:

12 Drummers Drumming
十二个打鼓的鼓手
shíèr gè dǎgǔ de gǔshǒu

11 Pipers Piping
十一个吹风笛的风笛手
shíyī gè chuī fēngdí de fēngdíshǒu

10 Lords-a-Leaping
十个跳跃的贵族
shí gè tiàoyuè de guìzú

9 Ladies Dancing
九位跳舞的淑女
jiǔ wèi tiàowǔ de shūnǚ

8 Maids-a-Milking
八位挤奶的女仆
bā wèi jǐnǎi de nǚpú

7 Swans-a-Swimming
七只滑水的天鹅
qī zhī yóushuǐ de tiāné

6 Geese-a-Laying
六只生蛋的白鹅
liù zhī shēngdàn de bái é

5 Gold Rings
五只金戒指
wǔ zhī jīn jièzhǐ

4 Calling Birds
四只鸣唱的鸟儿
sì zhī míngchàng de niǎoér

3 French Hens
三只法国母鸡
sān zhī Fǎguó mǔjī

2 Turtle Doves
两只斑鸠
liǎng zhī bānjiū

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree
一只梨树上的鹧鸪鸟
yì zhī líshù shàng de zhègūniǎo

On the 12th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

圣诞节的第十二天,亲爱的送给我:

Shèngdàn jié de dì shí’èr tiān, qīn’ài de sòng gěi wǒ:

12 Drummers Drumming

十二个打鼓的鼓手

shíèr gè dǎgǔ de gǔshǒu

12 Days of Christmas in Chinese

11 Pipers Piping

十一个吹风笛的风笛手

shíyī gè chuī fēngdí de fēngdíshǒu

10 Lords-a-Leaping

十个跳跃的贵族

shí gè tiàoyuè de guìzú

9 Ladies Dancing

九位跳舞的淑女

jiǔ wèi tiàowǔ de shūnǚ

8 Maids-a-Milking

八位挤奶的女仆

bā wèi jǐnǎi de nǚpú

7 Swans-a-Swimming

七只滑水的天鹅

qī zhī yóushuǐ de tiāné

6 Geese-a-Laying

六只生蛋的白鹅

liù zhī shēngdàn de bái é

5 Gold Rings

五只金戒指

wǔ zhī jīn jièzhǐ

4 Calling Birds

四只鸣唱的鸟儿

sì zhī míngchàng de niǎoér

3 French Hens

三只法国母鸡

sān zhī Fǎguó mǔjī

2 Turtle Doves

两只斑鸠

liǎng zhī bānjiū

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

一只梨树上的鹧鸪鸟

yì zhī líshù shàng de zhègūniǎo

Here’s how it sounds:

For those of you who can read notes and want to play it, here’s the score for the 12 Days of Christmas:

 

Meanwhile here’s a funny version by the Irish comedian Frank Kelly, playing someone whose true love actually gave him all those things for Christmas…

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