Ni Wa Wa | Mud Doll

Reader Harsha wrote to me, “My 2 year old kid keeps singing a chinese rhyme that starts with ‘neevava neevava’ or may be ‘nee vah vah nee vaa vah’.” She wonders what song it is and what lyrics it is. Well, she is right, this is a quite famous children’s song in Chinese. The name is “泥娃娃“ ní wá wá(Mud Doll). Here is the song.   泥娃娃 泥娃娃, 泥娃娃 ní wá wá, ní wá wá Mud doll, mud doll 一个泥娃娃 yí gè ní wá wá A mud doll 也有那眉毛,也有那眼睛 yě yǒu nà méi máo, yě yǒu nà yán jīng She also has eyebrows, she also has eyes 眼睛不会眨 yǎn jīng bù huì zhā But her eyes can’t blink 泥娃娃, 泥娃娃 ní wá wá, ní wá wá Mud doll, mud doll 一个泥娃娃 yí gè ní wá wá A mud doll 也有那鼻子,也有那嘴巴 yě yǒu nà bí zi, yě yǒu nà zuǐ bā She also has a nose, she also has a mouth 嘴巴不说话 zuǐ bā bù shuō huà But doesn’t speak 她是个假娃娃 tà shì gè jiǎ wá wá She is a fake baby 不是个真娃娃 bú shì gè zhēn wá wá Not a real baby 她没有亲爱的妈妈 tā méi yǒu qīn ài de mā ma She has no dear mother 也没有爸爸 yě méi yǒu bà ba Nor has a father 泥娃娃, 泥娃娃 ní wá wá, ní wá wá Mud doll, mud doll 一个泥娃娃...

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