Most Classic Love Confessing

Have you loved someone but felt nervous to confess your love to him/her? Now we will learn the most classic love confessing in the world!

A Chinese Odyssey

First, let’s learn the word: 表白 (biǎo bái). In Chinese, it means “confession of love”. There are two ways to use this word:

As a Noun

e.g.

wǒde biǎobái bèitā jùjué le.

我的 表白 被她 拒绝了。

My confession was refused by her.

As a Verb

Structure: 向 + Somebody + 表白

e.g.

tā xǐhuɑn yíɡè nǚhái, dànshì bùɡǎn xiànɡtā biǎobái.

他 喜欢 一个  女孩,但是 不敢 向她 表白。

He doesn’t have the courage to confess his love to the girl he likes.

Most Classic 表白 in History

cénɡjīnɡ yǒu yífèn zhēnchénɡ de àiqínɡ fànɡzài wǒ miànqián, wǒ méiyǒu zhēnxī,

曾经 有 一份 真诚的 爱情 放在 我 面前,我 没有 珍惜,

I once let the truest love slip away from before my eyes,

děnɡwǒ shīqù de shíhou, wǒ cái hòuhuǐmòjí.

等我 失去 的 时候,我 才 后悔莫及。
only to find myself regretting when it was too late.

rénshìjiān zuì tònɡkǔde shì mòɡuòyúcǐ,

人世间 最 痛苦的 事 莫过于此。

No pain in the world comes near to this.

rúɡuǒ shànɡtiān nénɡɡòu ɡěiwǒ yíɡè zài láiyícì de jīhuì,

如果 上天 能够 给我 一个 再 来一次 的 机会,

If only god give me another chance,

wǒ huì duì nàɡè nǚháizi shuō sānɡè zì:wǒ ài nǐ.

我 会 对 那个 女孩子 说 三个 字:我爱你。

I would say to the girl “I love you.”

rúɡuǒ fēiyào zài zhèfèn ài shànɡ jiā ɡè qī xiàn,

如果 非要 在 这份 爱 上 加 个 期限,

If there had to be a limit of time,

wǒ xīwànɡ shì … …yíwàn nián!

我 希望 是…… 一万 年!

I pray it is ten thousand years.

The love confessing above may sound like a poem to you. Actually it comes from a very famous Chinese movie called《大话西游》- A Chinese Odyssey. The movie was an immediate hit after being on show and the lines of confession are so popular that almost every single Chinese have heard it.

The following is a clip of the movie:

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