Ai Ni by Kimberley Chen (Love You) pinyin, lyrics, translation | 愛你 陳芳語7 min read

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愛你 AINI by 陳芳語 Kimberley Chen Fang Yu:

  • Lyrics by 黃祖蔭 Huáng Zǔyīn
     
  • Music by Skot Suyama (陶山) and Kimberley Chen
  • Sung by Kimberley Chen

A candy-sweet song with a creative music video, Kimberley Chen’s “AiNi” (that’s “Love You” in English) has over 100 million views on Youtube, and was the theme song to a 2012 Taiwanese drama, Fondant Garden.

Kimberley Chen Fang Yu is a professional Taiwanese-Australian singer who grew up Down Under and now works professionally in Taiwan. She participated in singing and modeling since she was a child and has trained in singing, dancing, and acting under JYP Entertainment, as well as participated in a mainland Chinese pop-group formation reality show, Produce 101.

Original Lyrics / Pinyin / Translation

我閉上眼睛 貼著你心跳呼吸
Wǒ bì shàng yǎnjīng tiēzhe nǐ xīntiào hūxī
I’m closing my eyes listening to your heartbeat and breathing

而此刻地球 只剩我們而已
Ér cǐkè dìqiú zhǐ shèng wǒmen éryǐ
And at this moment, in this world, only you and I are left

你微笑的唇型 總勾著我的心
Nǐ wéixiào de chún xíng zǒng gōuzhe wǒ de xīn
The shape of your smile always hooks my heart

每一秒初吻 我每一秒都想要吻你
Měi yī miǎo chūwěn wǒ měi yī miǎo dōu xiǎng yào wěn nǐ
Every second is a first kiss, I want to kiss you every second

 

CHORUS
就這樣 愛你愛你愛你 隨時都要一起
Jiù zhèyàng ài nǐ ài nǐ ài nǐ suíshí dōu yào yīqǐ
Just like this, love you, love you, love you, we’ll be together every moment

我喜歡 愛你外套味道 還有你的懷裡
Wǒ xǐhuān ài nǐ wàitào wèidào hái yǒu nǐ de huái lǐ
I like to love the smell of your coat and being in your arms

把我們 衣服鈕扣互扣 那就不用分離
Bǎ wǒmen yīfú niǔkòu hù kòu nà jiù bùyòng fēnlí
Button our clothes together, and then we won’t have to separate

美好愛情 我就愛這樣貼近 因為你
Měihǎo àiqíng wǒ jiù ài zhèyàng tiējìn yīnwèi nǐ
A wonderful love, I just love to be close (to you) like this, because of you

 

有時沒生氣 故意鬧脾氣
Yǒu shí méi shēngqì gùyì nào píqì
Sometimes when I’m not mad, I throw a tantrum (act mad) on purpose

你的緊張在意 讓我覺得安心
Nǐ de jǐnzhāng zàiyì ràng wǒ juédé ānxīn
Your anxious concern makes me feel secure

從你某個角度 我總看見自己
Cóng nǐ mǒu gè jiǎodù wǒ zǒng kànjiàn zìjǐ
From a certain angle of yours, I always end up seeing myself

到底你懂我 或其實我本來就像你
Dàodǐ nǐ dǒng wǒ huò qíshí wǒ běnlái jiù xiàng nǐ
Is that because you understand me, or because I was like you from the beginning?

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
想變成你的氧氣 溜進你身體裡
Xiǎng biànchéng nǐ de yǎngqì liū jìn nǐ shēntǐ lǐ
Want to turn into the oxygen you breathe, flowing into your body

好好看看在你心裡
Hǎohǎo kàn kàn zài nǐ xīnlǐ
Want to take a good look in your heart

你有多麼寶貝 我愛你
Nǐ yǒu duōme bǎobèi wǒ ài nǐ
Just how precious you are, I love you

REPEAT CHORUS

我們愛情 會一直沒有距離 最美麗
Wǒmen àiqíng huì yīzhí méiyǒu jùlí zuì měilì
Our love will forever be this close, and (it will) be the most beautiful


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Lyrics in Colloquial English

I close my eyes and lean against your chest, listening to your heartbeat and your breathing. And at this moment, it seems as if we are the only two people left in the whole world. Your smile draws me in, and my heart beats faster. Every time you kiss me, it’s like the first time, and I want to kiss you all the time.
 
CHORUS
I just want to love you, love you, love you, and be with you always. I love the smell of your coat and the way you hold me in your arms. If we button our clothes together, we will never be separated. Our love is so wonderful, I just want to stick close to you, because of you.
 
Sometimes I pretend to be mad when I’m not angry, because your anxious concern makes me feel secure. I can see myself through your eyes, and I wonder if that’s because you understand me, or because from the start, we’ve always been so similar.
 
REPEAT CHORUS
 
BRIDGE
I want to become the oxygen that you breathe, flowing into your body. I want to take a good look into your heart; how precious you are to me! I love you.
 
REPEAT CHORUS
Our love will be forever this close and this beautiful.
 

Lyrics Explained

我閉上眼睛 貼著你心跳呼吸
Wǒ bì shàng yǎnjīng tiēzhe nǐ xīntiào hūxī
I’m closing my eyes listening to your heartbeat and breathing

  • 我 / 閉上 / 眼睛 / 貼著 / 你 / 心跳 / 呼吸 = I / close / eyes / stick to / you(r) / heartbeat / breathing

而此刻地球 只剩我們而已
Ér cǐkè dìqiú zhǐ shèng wǒmen éryǐ
And at this moment, in this world, only you and I are left

  • 而 / 此刻 / 地球 / 只 / 剩 / 我們 / 而已 = And / this moment / the world / only / left (behind) (or remain) / us / only

你微笑的唇型 總勾著我的心
Nǐ wéixiào de chún xíng zǒng gōuzhe wǒ de xīn
The shape of your smile always hooks my heart

  • 你 / 微笑的 / 唇 / 型 / 總 / 勾著 / 我的 / 心 = Your / smiling / lip / shape / always ends up / hooking / my / heart

每一秒初吻 我每一秒都想要吻你
Měi yī miǎo chūwěn wǒ měi yī miǎo dōu xiǎng yào wěn nǐ
Every second is a first kiss, I want to kiss you every second

  • 每一秒 / 初 / 吻 / 我 / 每一秒 / 都 / 想要 / 吻 / 你 = Every second / first / kiss / I / every second / all / want (to) / kiss / you

CHORUS
就這樣 愛你愛你愛你 隨時都要一起
Jiù zhèyàng ài nǐ ài nǐ ài nǐ suíshí dōu yào yīqǐ
Just like this, love you, love you, love you, we’ll be together every moment

  • 就 / 這樣 / 愛你 愛你 愛你 / 隨時 / 都要 / 一起 = Just / in this manner / love you, love you, love you / any time / always want (to) / (be) together

我喜歡 愛你外套味道 還有你的懷裡
Wǒ xǐhuān ài nǐ wàitào wèidào hái yǒu nǐ de huái lǐ
I like to love the smell of your coat and being in your arms

  • 我 / 喜歡 / 愛你 / 外套 / 味道 / 還有 / 你的 / 懷裡 = I / like / love you / jacket (or coat) / smell / and also / your / arms (or: in your embrace)

把我們 衣服鈕扣互扣 那就不用分離
Bǎ wǒmen yīfú niǔkòu hù kòu nà jiù bùyòng fēnlí
Button our clothes together, and then we won’t have to separate

  • 把我們 / 衣服 / 鈕扣互扣 / 那就 / 不用 / 分離 = (Take) our / clothes / button buttons together / and then / don’t need to / separate

美好愛情 我就愛這樣貼近 因為你
Měihǎo àiqíng wǒ jiù ài zhèyàng tiējìn yīnwèi nǐ
A wonderful love, I just love to be close (to you) like this, because of you

  • 美好 / 愛情 / 我 / 就 / 愛 / 這樣 / 貼近 / 因為 / 你  = Wonderful / love / I / just / love / like this / sticking (close) / because / you

有時沒生氣 故意鬧脾氣
Yǒu shí méi shēngqì gùyì nào píqì
Sometimes when I’m not mad, I throw a tantrum (act mad) on purpose

  • 有時 / 沒 / 生氣 / 故意 / 鬧脾氣 = Sometimes / not / angry / on purpose / throw a tantrum

你的緊張在意 讓我覺得安心
Nǐ de jǐnzhāng zàiyì ràng wǒ juédé ānxīn
Your anxious concern makes me feel secure

  • 你的 / 緊張 / 在意 / 讓我 / 覺得 / 安心 = Your / nervous / attention (or care) / lets me / feel / peace+heart = secure

從你某個角度 我總看見自己
Cóng nǐ mǒu gè jiǎodù wǒ zǒng kànjiàn zìjǐ
From a certain angle of yours, I always end up seeing myself

  • 從 / 你 / 某個 / 角度 / 我 / 總 / 看見 / 自己 = From / you(r) / certain / angle / I / always end up / seeing / myself

到底你懂我 或其實我本來就像你
Dàodǐ nǐ dǒng wǒ huò qíshí wǒ běnlái jiù xiàng nǐ
Is that because you understand me, or because I was like you from the beginning?

  • 到底 / 你 / 懂 / 我 / 或 / 其實 / 我 / 本來 / 就像 / 你 = In the end / you / understand / me / or / actually / I / from the start (originally) / was like / you

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
想變成你的氧氣 溜進你身體裡
Xiǎng biànchéng nǐ de yǎngqì liū jìn nǐ shēntǐ lǐ
Want to turn into the oxygen you breathe, flowing into your body

  • 想 / 變成 / 你的 / 氧氣 / 溜進 / 你 / 身體 / 裡 = Want to / turn into / your / oxygen / flow into / you(r) / body / inside

好好看看在你心裡
Hǎohǎo kàn kàn zài nǐ xīnlǐ
Want to take a good look in your heart

  • 好好看看 / 在 / 你 / 心 / 裡 = Take a good look / in / you(r) / heart / inside

你有多麼寶貝 我愛你
Nǐ yǒu duōme bǎobèi wǒ ài nǐ
Just how precious you are, I love you

  • 你 / 有多麼 / 寶貝 / 我愛你 = You / how much / precious / I love you

REPEAT CHORUS

我們愛情 會一直沒有距離 最美麗
Wǒmen àiqíng huì yīzhí méiyǒu jùlí zuì měilì
Our love will forever be this close, and (it will) be the most beautiful

  • 我們 / 愛情 / 會 / 一直 / 沒有 / 距離 / 最 / 美麗 = Our / love / will / always / not have / distance / most / beautiful

 


Singable English Lyrics

I’m closing my eyes listening to your breathing
As if all have disappeared ‘cept you and me
The shape of your grin draws me in, and my heart’s beat-
-ing only for you, every kiss like the first one to me

CHORUS
Just want to love you, love you, love you, with you I’ll always be
I love the smell of your coat and when you embrace me tightly
If we button our clothes together, then you will never leave
This love that we share is so close to you and to me

Sometimes I act mad when I’m not that angry
And your instant concern makes me feel so relieved
It’s so interesting, through your eyes, I myself see
Is that because I’ve been like you right from the beginning?

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Wanna be the air you breathe, flowing in your body
Want you to take a look and see
Just how precious you’ve become to me

CHORUS

Our love will be forever this close and this lovely

 


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