Ivanka Trump’s and Jared Kushner’s oldest daughter, Arabella, is enchanting China with her Chinese singing skills.
Earlier this week, Ivanka Trump posted a video of five-year-old Arabella singing “Happy New Year” in Mandarin on Instagram. “Arabella singing a song she learned for #ChineseNewYear,” Trump wrote. “Wishing everyone an amazing year to come during these days of celebration. 新年快乐”
Arabella, who has studied Chinese with her nanny, played with a Chinese marionette as she sang.
Instagram is blocked in China, but the video soon found its way onto Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. More than 60,000 people on Weibo said they liked the video of Arabella singing.
It is not the first time that a video of Arabella speaking Mandarin has gotten viral.
Last year, Ivanka Trump shared a video of then four-year-old Arabella reciting a Chinese poem. In the video, Arabella wore a cute red Chinese dress and stood in front of monkey figures, to point to the year of the monkey.
The famous poem “Sympathy for the Peasants,” by Li Shen’s is part of the Chinese elementary curriculum.
The video became a viral hit in China in the week after the presidential election, when it was reposted onto Weibo.
And judging from the comments, Arabella’s Mandarin is spot on.
Lilly Maier is a news intern at the Forward. She is a graduate journalism student at New York University, where she studies as a Fulbright scholar. She also holds a B.A. in Jewish history from the University of Munich.
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