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Praise the Dragon Flag

 

Praise the Dragon Flag

The Praise the Dragon Flag (simplified Chinese: 颂龙旗; traditional Chinese: 頌龍旗; pinyin: sòng lóng qí) is a semi-official national anthem of China, as well as a military and a Royal anthem.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Lyrics 2
    • Simplified Chinese 2.1
    • Traditional Chinese 2.2
    • Hanyu Pinyin 2.3
    • English Translation 2.4
  • See also 3

History

In 1906, (the 32nd year of Guangxu), the Department of the Army of the Qing Dynasty was established, and wrote this song as an anthem, Qing Dynasty used this song as temporary national anthem (代國歌).

Lyrics

Simplified Chinese

于斯万年,亚东大帝国!
山岳纵横独立帜,江河漫延文明波;
四百兆¹民神明冑,地大物产博。
扬我黄龙帝国徽,唱我帝国歌!

Traditional Chinese

於斯萬年,亞東大帝國!
山嶽縱橫獨立幟,江河漫延文明波;
四百兆¹民神明冑,地大物產博。
揚我黃龍帝國徽,唱我帝國歌!

Hanyu Pinyin

yú sī wàn nián , yà dōng dà dì guó !
shān yuè zòng héng dú lì zhì , jiāng hé màn yán wén míng bō ;
sì bǎi zhào mín shén míng zhòu, dì dà wù chǎn bó 。
yáng wǒ huáng lóng dì guó huī , chàng wǒ dì guó gē !

English Translation

We located here for thousands years as a great empire in east Asia!
Mountains in our land, rivers in our land, spread the culture;
400 million¹ people blessed by God, we have a big land and plenty of product.
Raise our Yellow Dragon Emblem Proud, sing our empire's song!

¹兆 usually means one trillion (1012), but it could mean one million (106), and should have that value here in the song for factual accuracy. See Chinese numerals for details.

See also

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