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Learning through songs: Moana – How Far I’ll Go (Mandarin)

Updated: Feb 23


How Far I'll Go 能走多远 | Moana 海洋奇缘 (2016) | Chinese Mandarin

Singing makes learning fun and easier to remember. What better way to enhance your Mandarin than with one of your favourite Disney songs. Watch this rendition of "How Far I’ll Go" in Mandarin with bilingual subtitles and pinyin (translation included below). Love the movie? You can buy the DVD (with English and Mandarin language options) here.


Here are the lyrics with pinyin and the English translation. Scroll down further if you are advanced enough to sing it without the pinyin.

我每天总喜欢欢眺望这海洋

Wǒ měitiān zǒng xǐhuan huān​ tiàowàng zhè hǎiyáng

Every day I like to look over this ocean

没有尽头的彼方

Méiyǒu jìntóu de bǐfāng

The other side without boundaries

却不明白为什么

què bù míngbái wèishéme

but not understanding why

也许, 你希望我听你的话

Yěxǔ, nǐ xīwàng wǒ tīng nǐ de huà

Perhaps you want me to listen to you

我也曾经努力的尝试

Wǒ yě céngjīng nǔlì de chángshì

I have also tried hard

我还是回到海洋

wǒ háishì huí dào hǎiyáng

Yet I still return to the ocean

每一个转弯; 每一个路段

Měi yīgè zhuǎnwān; měi yīgè lùduàn

Every turn, every pathway

每一次选择; 每一次失望

Měi yīcì xuǎnzé; měi yīcì shīwàng

Every choice, every disappointment

不怕多困难 那熟悉地方

Bùpà duō kùnnán nà shúxī dìfāng

No matter how hard, that familiar place

是我的渴望

shì wǒ de kěwàng

is what I long for

我听到地平线那一边; 呼唤我

Wǒ tīng dào dìpíngxiàn nà yībiān; hūhuàn wǒ

I hear a calling from beyond the horizon

谁会知道 能走多远

Shuí huì zhīdào néng zǒu duō yuan

Who will know how far I can go?

乘着风; 迎着浪;

Chéngzhefēng; yíngzhe làng,

Ride the wind, meet the waves

扬着帆;勇敢前进

yángzhe fān; Yǒnggǎn qiánjìn

Raise the sail, bravely advance

终会知道

Zhōng huì zhīdào

Finally I will know

我要走的路不管有多远也好

Wǒ yào zǒu de lù bùguǎn yǒu duō yuǎn yě hǎo

I’ll go, no matter how long the path I take will be

虽然在这海岛每一个人

Suīrán zài zhè hǎidǎo měi yīgè rén

Although everyone on this island

仿佛开心没有忧愁

fǎngfú kāixīn méiyǒu yōuchóu

Seems happy and without sorrow

所有事都被安排

Suǒyǒu shì dōu bèi ānpái

Everything is prearranged

虽然海岛上的每一个人

Suīrán hǎidǎo shàng de měi yīgè rén

Although everyone on the island

都有他们的责任

dōu yǒu tāmen de zérèn

has their duty

也许我有自己主张

Yěxǔ wǒ yǒu zìjǐ zhǔzhāng

Perhaps I have my own stance

我可以带领; 让你们坚强

Wǒ kěyǐ dàilǐng; ràng nǐmen jiānqiáng

I can lead, make all of you stronger

也可以妥协; 不再有期望

Yě kěyǐ tuǒxié; bù zài yǒu qīwàng

I can also concede, no longer have hope

我心中响起另一个声音

Wǒ xīnzhōng xiǎngqǐ lìng yīgè shēngyīn

My heart rings out another voice

我不能自抑

Wǒ bùnéng zìyǐ

I cannot control myself

那海岸在闪烁很耀眼 的光芒

Nà hǎi’àn zài shǎnshuò hěn yàoyǎn de guāngmáng

The shoreline is shining a dazzling light

谁会知道 海有多深

Sheí huì zhīdào hǎi yǒu duō shēn

Who will know how deep the ocean is?

仿佛它在等待我的回应

Fǎngfú tā zài děngdài wǒ de huíyīng

It is as if it is awaiting my response

我在这里

Wǒ zài zhèlǐ

I am here

请告诉我

Qǐng gàosu wǒ

Please tell me

我应该期待什么是未来

wǒ yīnggāi qídài shénme shì wèilái

What future should I expect

在那地平线另一边; 呼唤我

Zài nà dìpíngxiàn lìng yībiān; hūhuàn wǒ

Calling me from the other side of that horizon

谁会知道; 能走多远

Shuí huì zhīdào; néng zǒu duō yuǎn

Who will know how far I can go?

乘着风; 迎着浪;

Chéngzhefēng; yíngzhe làng,

Ride the wind, meet the waves

扬着帆;勇敢前进

yángzhe fān; yǒnggǎn qiánjìn

Raise the sail, bravely advance

终会知道 能走多远

zhōng​​ huì zhīdào néng zǒu duō yuǎn

Finally I will know how far I can go

Now without pinyin

我每天总喜欢欢眺望这海洋

没有尽头的彼方

却不明白为什么

也许, 你希望我听你的话

我也曾经努力的尝试

我还是回到海洋

每一个转弯; 每一个路段

每一次选择; 每一次失望

不怕多困难 那熟悉地方

是我的渴望

我听到地平线那一边; 呼唤我

谁会知道 能走多远

乘着风; 迎着浪;

扬着帆;勇敢前进

终会知道

我要走的路不管有多远也好

虽然在这海岛每一个人

仿佛开心没有忧愁

所有事都被安排

虽然海岛上的每一个人

都有他们的责任

也许我有自己主张

我可以带领; 让你们坚强

也可以妥协; 不再有期望

我心中响起另一个声音

我不能自抑

那海岸在闪烁很耀眼 的光芒

谁会知道 海有多深

仿佛它在等待我的回应

我在这里

请告诉我

我应该期待什么是未来

在那地平线另一边; 呼唤我

谁会知道; 能走多远

乘着风; 迎着浪;

扬着帆;勇敢前进

终会知道 能走多远

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