Live Happily Postcard Rhyme

Here’s a postcard that I recently bought in Taiwan for some cat lovers back home. It features a cute rhyme in Mandarin that reads:

人生不須太計較,生活開心最重要(人生不须太计较,生活开心最重要)

rénshēng bù xū tài jìjiào, shēnghuó kāixīn zuì zhòngyào

Don’t think about life too much, to live happily is the most important thing

My English translation doesn’t rhyme like the Mandarin version, but if you memorise the Mandarin it’s a good way to remember these useful words:

人生

Pinyin: rén shēng
English: life

生活

Pinyin: shēng huó
English: life, to live

計較(计较)

Pinyin: jì jiào
English: to bother, to haggle, to think over, to plan

開心(开心)

Pinyin: kāi xīn
English: to be happy

重要(重要)

Pinyin: zhòng yào
English: important