Japanese Kids Learn counting in the Bath

May 15, 2013 Juju Kurihara Anime, Entertainment, Music, Vocabulary Tags: 2 Comments

I may have mentioned before but many Japanese children learn to count during the bath time, at least I did. It´s common the parents tell a child to dip himself until his chin and count up to ten. Mind you, the Japanese bath is usually hot, sometimes 41-42 °C. It´s almost a torture for children to stay in the hot water so long. In my case, my lovely father obliged me to count not until ten but 100. 

Am I traumatized from this experience? Well, nop. I still love taking a bath, a hot bath. I wish I could have it every night.

 

Do you know how to count 1 to 10 in Japanese? Here, you can learn it with おふろのかぞえうた (Ofuro no kazoeuta / Counting in the bath), also you can learn how to take a bath in Japan (childish way…). 

 

ひとつとせ

ひとりおふろに 

入るときゃ

湯加減ママに 

見てもらおう

 

ふたつとせ

服を脱(ぬ)ぐときゃ 

かごの中

キチンと一人で 

たたもうぜ

イエイエ イエイエ 

ワォワォワォワォ

イエイエ イエイエ 

ワォワォワォワォ

 

みっつとせ

耳を押さえて 

もぐったら

おシリがプカリと 

せんすいかん

 

よっつとせ

よごれたドロンコ 

ひざこぞう

ちょっぴりスリ傷(きず)

湯にしみる

イエイエ イエイエ 

ワォワォワォワォ

イエイエ イエイエ 

ワォワォワォワォ

 

いつつとせ

いつも湯船(ゆぶね)で 

おならすりゃ

お湯がプクリと 

はなちょうちん

 

むっつとせ

ムンムンゆげの 

ガラスまど

にがおえかけば 

宇宙人(うちゅうじん)

イエイエ イエイエ 

ワォワォワォワォ

イエイエ イエイエ 

ワォワォワォワォ

 

ななつとせ

七色(なないろ)シャンプーで 

洗(あら)ったら

あわぶくゴリラの 

出来上がり

やっつとせ

パパといっしょに 

入ったら

お湯がザンブリ 

大洪水(だいこうずい)

イエイエ イエイエ 

ワォワォワォワォ

イエイエ イエイエ 

ワォワォワォワォ

 

ここのつとせ

キュウッとタオルを 

しぼったら

おヘソもニッコリ 

わらってる

 

とおとせ

とうとうきれいに 

ピッカピカ

パジャマを着たなら 

バイバイバイ

バイバイバイバイ 

寝てしまお!!

Hitotsu tose

Hitori Ofuro ni

hairu tokya

yukagen mama ni

mitemoraou

 

Futatsu tose

Fuku wo nugu tokya

kago no naka

kichin to hitoride

tatamouze

yeye yeye

wow wow wow wow

yeye yeye

wow wow wow wow

 

Mittsu tose

Mimi wo osaete moguttara

Oshri ga pukarito

Sensuikan

 

Yottsu tose

yogoreta doronko

hiza-kozou

choppiri surikizu

ni shimiru

yeye yeye

wow wow wow wow

yeye yeye

wow wow wow wow

 

Itsutsu tose

itsumo yubunede

onara surya

oyu ga pukuri to

hana chouchin

 

Muttsu tose

Mun mun yugeno

garasu mado 

nigaoe kakeba

uchujin

yeye yeye

wow wow wow wow

yeye yeye

wow wow wow wow

 

Nanatsu tose

nanairo shampoo de

arattara

awabuku gorira no

dekiagari

 

Yattsu tose

papa to isshoni

haittara

oyuga zanburi

daikouzui

yeye yeye

wow wow wow wow

yeye yeye

wow wow wow wow

 

Kokonotsu tose

kyutto taoru wo

shibottara

oheso mo nikkori

waratteru

 

 Too tose

toutou kireini

pikkapika

pajama wo kitanara

bai bai bai

bai bai bai bai

nete shimao! 

One

When you take a bath

alone.

ask your mum

to check the temperature

 

Two

Put your clothes

in the basket,

fold them

by yourself

yey yey

wow wow wow wow

yey yey

wow wow wow wow

 

Three

Cover the ears

and sink yourself in the water,

then your bottom floats

like a submarine

 

Four

my filthy

and muddy knee

with a small cut,

the hot water stings it

yey yey

wow wow wow wow

yey yey

wow wow wow wow

 

Five

Whenever you fart

in the bath,

the water makes

an air bubble

 

Six

Draw a face

on the steamy glass window,

it looks like an alien

yey yey

 wow wow wow wow

yey yey

wow wow wow wow

 

Seven

Wash the hair

with the rainbow colour shampoo,

I become

a bubbly gorilla

 

Eight

Have a bath

with my Dad,

the water pour out the tab,

flooding

yey yey

wow wow wow wow

yey yey

wow wow wow wow

 

Nine

Wring the towel

tight,

my belly button

is smiling

 

Ten

Finally

I´m clean and shiny,

putting a pyjama and

bye bye bye

bye bye bye bye

let´s sleep! 

 

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Beethoven meets Mambo

Nihon Madonna

Super market theme songs

Anime Sora no otoshimono

Japanese beat box

Japanese jazz band TRI4TH

S.E.N.S

 

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2 Comments

  1. Jbidet.com 3 years Reply

    Hahaha amazing song.

  2. Mr Japanese 6 years Reply

    There’s a big movement into language study lately. You get people learning Japanese by watching jdramas. Thus there’s interest in ways to immerse passively. These are good times to be studying languages.

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