Recently In UK, it has been unpleasant weather, days of rain and wind is still continuing. To cheer myself up I thought I should sing a Japanese children’s song on the rainy day. I have found a cute song called [Amefuri kumanoko].
AMENFURI KUMA NO KO
Kuma no ko means a child bear. Let’s find out what he was up to in this song.
|1.Oyama ni ame ga furimashita||it has rained on a mountain|
|Atokara atokara futtekite||continuously raining|
|Choro choro ogawa ga dekimashita||A tricked brook was emerged|
|2.Itazura kumano ko kakete kite||A naughty child bear run toward it|
|Sotto nozoite mite mashita||and was quietly peeping|
|Sakana ga iruka to mite mashita||wondering if there were fishes inside|
|3. Nannimo inai to kumano ko wa||Noticed that nothing was inside,|
|Omizu o hitokuchi nomimashita||he took a mouthful of water|
|Otete de sukutte nomimashita||he scooped up the water with his hand and took|
|4. Soredemo dokoka ni iruyo-de||thinking that the fishes might be somewhere|
|Moichido nozoite mite mashita||he was peeping one more time|
|Sakana o machi machi mite mashita||peeping and waiting for the fishes|
|5.Nakanaka yamanai ame deshita||it was raining forever|
|kasa demo kabutte imasho to||though he shall take an umbrella|
|Atama ni happa o nosemashita||and put a leave on his head|
- Chidren language – Otete (te) means a hand
Now that you know the meaning of this song, why don’t you try singing? Let me know how it went.
Hope you will enjoy both songs and be able to learn some Japanese words! Please let me know if you enjoyed it or not!
THANK YOU Arigato