‘iPartment’ Theme Song

TV show iPartment 3 poster 01

The song “iPartment (Love Apartment)” is the theme song of the third season of iPartment, a popular Chinese sitcom. The i in the title is a reference to 爱, ai, the Chinese term for “love”. iPartment 3 has been aired on Shanghai Satellite TV, Anhui Satellite TV, Hubei Satellite TV, Shanxi Satellite TV since July 30th, 2012. The sitcom is loosely based on the American sitcom How I Met Your Mother, with factors borrowed from Friends, The Big Bang Theory, CSI and Slumdog Millionaire.

Song:

Composer: Chen Yunruo
Lyrics: Gan Shijia, Wei Zheng & Wang Yuan
Singers: Wang Chuanjun, Chen He, Sun Yizhou, Jin Shijia & Lou Yixiao

Lyrics (Original Chinese, Pinyin Romanization, and English Translation):

女:其实我 也明了 对的人 那么少 
Nǚ: qí shí wǒ yě míng liǎo duì de rén nà me shǎo
Woman: Actually I now understand too that with the perfect match, being so rare

女:能够一起到老 那比什么都重要 
Nǚ: néng gòu yì qǐ dào lǎo nà bǐ shén me dōu zhòng yào
W: Simply being able to grow old together, that’s what’s most important.

 
女:怕身材不够好 怕美丽会变少 
Nǚ: pà shēn cái bú gòu hǎo pà měi lì huì biàn shǎo
Woman: Afraid my figure isn’t good enough, afraid my beauty will fade

男:总是不明了 为何要烦恼 
Nán: zǒng shì bù míng liǎo wèi hé yào fán nǎo
Man: I never understood why you worry [about those things]

男:世界太纷扰 自在就好 
Nán: shì jiè tài fēn rǎo zì zài jiù háo
M: The world is too distressing, it’s better to just relax and be yourself

 
女:总是 为他们烦恼 
Nǚ: zǒng shì wèi tā men fán nǎo
W: I’m always worrying about them [men]

女:王子哪里去了 青蛙也做主角
Nǚ: wáng zǐ nǎ lǐ qù le qīng wā yě zuò zhú jiǎo
W: Where have the princes gone? Even the frogs want to take the lead 

男:总是被女人的无聊雷到爆 
Nán: zǒng shì bèi nǚ rén de wú liáo léi dào bào
M: I’m always overwhelmed by women’s ridiculous/silly thoughts

男:那些事 有什么大不了 
Nán: nà xiē shì yǒu shén me dà bù liǎo
M: Those things, what’s the big deal?

 
男:她们像火星人驾到 
Nán: tā men xiàng huǒ xīng rén jià dào
M: They’re [women] like the Martians who have come to Earth

女:他们像天气难以预报 
Nǚ: tā men xiàng tiān qì nán yǐ yù bào
W: They’re [men] like the weather, so hard to predict

男:不在同一个频道 
Nán: bú zài tóng yí gè pín dào
M: We’re not on the same frequency/wavelength/channel [meaning we are not on the same page]

合:心偏偏在跳 
Nán & nǚ: xīn piān piān zài tiào
M & W: But my heart is pounding

 
CHORUS: 

女:我只要 我只要 你的笑 你的好 
Nǚ: wǒ zhǐ yào wǒ zhǐ yào ni de hǎo
W: I just want, I just want, your smile, your kindness

男:我想逃 我想逃 你太吵 你太闹
Nán: wǒ xiǎng táo wǒ xiàng táo nǐ tài chǎo nǐ tài nào
M: I want to flee, I want to flee, you are too fussy, you are too noisy

女:其实我 也明了 每个人 都骄傲
Nǚ: qí shí wǒ yě míng liǎo měi gè rén dōu jiāo ào
W: Actually I now understand too that everyone is proud

合:我在向你奔跑 想让你看到 
Nán & nǚ: wǒ zài xiàng nǐ bēn pǎo xiǎng ràng nǐ kàn dào
M & W: But I am running to you, and want to be seen by you

男:我只要 我只要 对我笑 对我好 
Nán : wǒ zhǐ yào wǒ zhǐ yào duì wǒ xiào duì wǒ hǎo
M: I just want, I just want, you to smile at me, you to be nice to me

女:我想逃 我想逃 嫌我吵 嫌我闹
Nü: wǒ xiǎng táo wǒ xiǎng táo xián wǒ chǎo xián wǒ nào
W: I want to flee, I want to flee, because you think I am fussy, because you think I am noisy

男:其实我 也明了 对的人 那么少 
Nán: qí shí wǒ yě míng liǎo duì de rén nà me shǎo
M: Actually I now understand too that with the perfect match, being so rare

女:能够一起到老 那比什么都重要 
Nǚ: néng gòu yì qǐ dào lǎo nà bǐ shén me dōu zhòng yào
W: Simply being able to grow old together, that’s what’s most important.
 
 
男:总是 为他们烦恼
Nán: zǒng shì wèi tā men fán nǎo
M: I’m always worrying about them [women]

男:怕伤心忘不掉 怕爱情会退烧
Nán : pà shāng xīn wàng bú diào pà ài qíng huì tuì shāo
M: Afraid of being hurt and unable to forget, afraid that the love will cool

女:其实很明了 何必再吐槽 
Nǚ: qí shí hěn míng liǎo hé bì zài tù cáo
W: Actually everything is clear, why continue worrying and complaining

女:庸人方自扰 自在就好 
Nǚ: yōng rén fāng zì rǎo zì zài jiù hǎo
W: Only mediocre men would worry, it’s better to just relax and be yourself
  
 
男:总是 为自己烦恼 
Nán: zǒng shì wèi zì jì fán nǎo
M: I’m always worried about myself

男:情书总不着调 告白没有人教 
Nán: qíng shū zǒng bù zháo diào gào bái méi yǒu rén jiāo
M: My love letters are always poorly-written, and nobody ever taught how to confess my love

女:总是被男人的糊涂闪到腰 
Nǚ: zǒng shì bèi nán rén de hú tu shǎn dào yāo
W: I’m always stunned by men’s silly/muddle-headedness

女:说愿意 只不过 下一秒 
Nü: shuō yuàn yì zhǐ bú guò xià yì miǎo
W: Saying “I do” is only one second away [meaning it is very easy to win a woman’s heart if men were just smarter or more careful]

 
合:我始终执着地相信 
Nán & nǚ : wǒ shǐ zhōng zhí zhuó de xiāng xìn
M & W: I have always stubbornly believed

合:你的月亮代表我的心
Nán & nǚ : nǐ de yuè liao dài biǎo wǒ de xīn
M & W: that your moon represents my heart [Note: This line is adapted from the famous love song “The Moon Represents My Heart”.]

男:不在同一个频道 心偏偏在跳 
Nán: bú zài tóng yí gè pín dào xīn piān piān zài tiào
M: We’re not on the same frequency/wavelength/channel [meaning we are not on the same page]
 
 
CHORUS 3 x

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  • Dan

    titty sprinkles

    • Booby Bazaar

      • Rod

        Mammary Managary

        • how is that Occupy hong kong movement moving along? heard the Courts ordered them to vacate the HSBC grounds or face arrest

          • You ruined the chain

          • Rod

            Some men just want to watch the world burn.

          • mr. wiener

            ….Some just want to watch funbags jiggle.

    • El Puma R.

      donkey punch

  • Cleo

    standard written Chinese is so clunky to me because I just have ABC verbal skills – I thought that previous song lyric posts were examples of Chinese poetry hiding in a commercial medium – but this just sounds like a giant whine.

    Too bad we don’t have a market for war songs like:

    I’m going to take out an Orc today and a Goblin tomorrow. I’m here to pound you into stinky pudding for everything you have done to my family. La La la!

  • Middle Kingdum

    “Loosely based on How I Met Your Mother with factors borrowed from Friends, etc.” = another Chinese copy.

    • donscarletti

      The most depressing part is that this is probably how it was pitched to the studio and there will be hell to pay if it diverges too much.

      In my experience, they’ll even have executives comparing it with these shows and grilling the produces about any divergences they find.

    • sern

      Why are those parking lot attendants carrying that scrawny stick figure girl or are they a crew from some Chinese version of love boat that rescuing her from starving on a desert island?

  • Justin

    “How I Met Your Mother, with factors borrowed from Friends, The Big Bang Theory, CSI and Slumdog Millionaire.”

    iDon’t want to watch this show.

    It sounds like they rounded up a bunch of shit I don’t like and then balled it up into one giant shitball.

  • jeffli

    about as interesting as watching biege wallpaper age while in a stasis chamber….the wall paper that is.

  • simon

    so much hate, as much as i dislike the tv shows in China, this is actually one of the few that i would watch. maybe you guys could try watch it before you bash it.

    • whatamess

      Why? I already seen how i met your mother

  • sern

    So if i=ai & everyone knows apartment = pad for swinging folk, can Apple sue?

  • Dr SUN

    There is a better story to talk about, a much better show.

    The return of 14 activists ( Chinese special force soldiers ) return to HK after their successful liberation of those Islands from the Imperialistic Japanese dogs.

    • linette

      dR.sUN. I was laughing when I read the HK activists got on a boat joining Taiwan and China off to Diaoyu island to try to raise their flags. Boy oh Boy. I am just glad the Japanese were civilized and didn’t beat up anybody. I think the Island should go back to the taiwanese. But let the Taiwan gov’t handle it. I can understand if the Japanese beat up fishermen of Taiwan, then Taiwan should protest. But for now leave the topic alone. :)

      Maybe everybody wants oil.

  • Lakeman

    Another one of these shows….

  • david

    Would like to give a try if I have the time…

  • J

    One of the most idiotic TV shows to come out of China, and that’s saying a lot. There is no plot, the scenes follow no logical order whatsoever, the men are typical effeminate imbeciles and the women all speak with that irritating pouty voice that makes you want to pummel them with a supersized hammer. The “Japanese” guy has the most MORONIC FAKE JAPANESE ACCENT YOU COULD IMAGINE. How any one past the age of twelve could possibly tolerate the corniness and stupidity of this show is beyond a thinking person.

    • qqqq

      are u kidding?all teenagers in china are really into it ,even they think the big bang theory is so idiotic

      • nvxmnd

        i agree

    • qqqq

      damn,what is hell?the silly guy

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