Talking about Music in Chinese

This lesson will teach you some of the Chinese music words you need to know – just listen to the audio for the Chinese pronunciation and practice saying the words and phrases aloud.

Being able to talk about music in Chinese is a great way to start a conversation with a native Chinese speaker – after all, music is a universal language!

Perhaps you’re traveling in China and you want to buy some music – how would you ask for what you want in Chinese?

After this free lesson you'll be a master at talking about music in Chinese!

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Talking about music in Chinese

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Zhèzhāng guāngpán duōshǎoqián?

How much is this CD?


Nǐmen mài gǔdiǎn yīnyuè ma?

Do you sell classical music?


Nǐmen yǒu yáogǔnyuè ma?

Do you have rock music?


Wǒ yào zhǎo Jiékèxùn de yīnyuè, nǐmen yǒu ma?

I am looking for music by Jackson, do you have any?

Here are some useful words when listening to music at home, in the car or at a concert.


Shēngyīn tài dà le!

It's too loud!


Tā yǒu yīfù hǎo sǎngzi。

He has a beautiful voice.


Wǒ zhēnde xǐhuān zhèshǒu gē。

I really like this song.


Nǐ xǐhuān zhèshǒu gē ma?

Do you like this song?

That's it for this lesson.

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