Hokkien Song - Ai Pia Jia Eh Iah  

Posted by Nigel J. W. Ong

Was browsing through youtube and i found this song. its one of those songs that remind me of my teenage days, and some chinese wedding receptions that ive been to, where some chinese uncles just cant stop singing the song.

Ai Pia Jia Eh Iah is a classic hokkien song, and probably the only hokkien song that most non-hokkien Chinese people know and heard of. ive even heard a Malay pak cik sing this in a Chinese wedding before, to my amazement. I still remember my dad turning this song on out loud to motivate himself sometimes, whenever he feels tired working and stuff. Being a Hokkien myself, the motivation factor does work on me, albeit on a lesser extent than on my dad.

I took sometime putting this song up with the lyric in Chinese and Hanyu Pinyin. English translation is taken from another website (should be hokkienlang.blogspot.com), so the english translation is not as accurate. I hope this song will give the motivation for all of us to achieve our dreams, regardless if you are a hokkien, cantonese, hakka, malay, india, ang mor(whites) or even our african brothers.

Ai piah jia eh iah (爱 拼 才 会 赢)
You Gotta Fight To Win

jit si shi ji ng mien luang thaan
一 时 失 志 不 免 怨 叹
do not lose belief even when you lose hope

Jit si lok piek ng mien tan thaan
一 时 落 魄 不 免 胆 寒
do not be scared even if youre dreaded

na tang sit khi hi bang
那 怕 失 去 希 望
If there’s no hope,

mui jit chui baang baang
每 日 醉 茫 茫
Whole day just go get drunk

bo hun uu thae chiin chiing eu chau laang
无 魂 有 体 亲 像 稻 草 人
No more soul, but got body just like a scarecrow

lang siin kho bee si hai seong eh por luong
人 生 可 比 是 海 上 的 波 浪
Life is just like an ocean’s wave

u si khi u shi lok
有 时 起 有 时 落
Sometimes up sometimes down

ho un phai un
好 运 歹 运
Good forture bad fortune

chong mai ciao ki kang lai kia
总 嘛 要 照 起 来 行
Just accept and get thru it

sa hun thi jhu tia
三 分 天 注 定
3 points it’s destined

chit hun khor pha pia
七 分 靠 打 拼
7 points you just gotta fight hard

ai piah jia eh iah
爱 拼 才 会 赢
You gotta fight, then you can win

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This is a great song!
It motivates me too!

December 19, 2009 at 5:18 AM

that is the national anthem of all hokkien lang all thru out the world..

March 15, 2011 at 10:57 AM

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