A Japanese Children’s Song – 童謡 (ぞうさん)

When we start learning any language as a kid we watch children’s TV programs. Starting A, B, C, D…….. and we learn some children’s songs. One of songs I used to sing as a kid is called “Elephant” (ぞう-さん). We call an Elephant “Zou” in Japanese. By adding “San” it becomes much polite. It is a very simply and a perfect song for kids to learn Japanese language!

I have translated its lyrics below. No1 call and No2 calls lyrics are written in English and No3 and No4 are stated in actual Japanese words! Why don’t you try them and let me know how you get on!

  1. Elephant, elephant, your nose is long isn’t it, That is right, my mum one is long too!
  2. Elephant, elephant, who do you like? Well, I like my mum!
  3. Repeating No1, zo san, zo san, ohana ga nagai no ne, soyo, kasan mo nagai noyo.
  4. Repeating No2, zo san, zo san, da-re ga suki nano? Anone, kasan ga suki nanoyo.

About mkchatinjapanese

I am a native Japanese who teaches Japanese to non-Japanese speaker as a private tutor. Teach from a beginner to Intermediate level. location in London.
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