When I Become a First Grader


一年生になったら・友達100人できるかな

一年生になったら
When I Become a First Grader
Words by Mado Michio
Song by Yamamoto Naozumi
まどみちお作詞 山本直純作曲


Please Note: The MP3 only has the second and third verses

VERSE ONE
一年生になったら
ichi nen sei ni nattara
When I become a first grader

一年生になったら
ichi nen sei ni nattara
When I become a first grader

ともだち100人 できるかな
tomodachi hyakunin dekiru kana
I wonder if I can make hundred friends

100人で 食べたいな
hyakunin de tabetai na
I'd like to eat with a hundred friends

富士山の上で おにぎりを
fuji san no ue de onigiri o
Eat onigiri on top of Mt. Fuji

パックン パックン パックンと
pakkun pakkun pakkun to
Chew, Chew, Chew

 

VERSE TWO
一年生になったら
ichinensei ni nattara
When I become a first grader

一年生になったら
ichinensei ni nattara
When I become a first grader

ともだち100人 できるかな
tomodachi hyaku nin dekiru kana
I wonder if I can make a hundred friends

100人で かけたいな
hyaku nin de kaketai na
I'd like to run with a hundred friends

日本中を ひとまわり
nipponjuu o hitomawari
Go around throughout Japan

ドッシン ドッシン ドッシンと
dosshin dosshin dosshin to
Stomp, Stomp, Stomp!

 

VERSE THREE
一年生になったら
ichinensei ni nattara
When I become a first grader

一年生になったら
ichinensei ni nattara
When I become a first grader

ともだち100人 できるかな
tomodachi hyaku nin dekiru kana
I wonder if I can make a hundred friends

100人で 笑いたい
hyaku nin de waraitai
I'd like to laugh with a hundred friends

世界中を ふるわせて
sekaijuu o furuwasete
Make it vibrate throughout the world

ワッハハ ワッハハ ワッハッハ
wahhaha wahhaha wahhaha
Wahhaha, haha, haha!

一年生になったら

VOCAB:

 

VERSE ONE:
一年生 ichinensei
- first grader (can be elementary, junior high, or college, but the context makes this obviously elementary first grade)
になったら ni nattara - become (になる to become)
ともだち tomodachi - friend(s)
100人 hyaku nin - a hundred people
できる dekiru - can; able
かな kana - I wonder if...?

100人で hyakunin de - with a hundred people (children)
たべたい tabetai - want to eat (たべる to eat ~たい want to)
na - (stresses the thought)

富士山 fujisan - Mount Fuji
の上で no ue de - on top of
おにぎり onigiri - rice balls
o - (direct object marker)

パックン pakkun - (sound of chewing food)
と to - (shows how they would eat the onigiri)

 

 

 

 


VERSE TWO:
一年生 ichinensei
- first grader (can be elementary, junior high, or college, but the context makes this obviously elementary first grade)
になったら ni nattara - become (になる to become)
ともだち tomodachi - friend(s)
100人 hyaku nin - a hundred people
できる dekiru - can; able
かな kana - I wonder if...?

100人で hyakunin de - with a hundred people (children)
かけたい kaketai - want to run (駆ける kakeru run; race; dash)
na - (stresses the thought)

日本中 nipponjuu - Throughout Japan (Japan is normally nihon, but nippon is often used for the grandiose factor)
ひとまわり hito mawari - go around; make a tour (一回り)

ドッシン dosshin - (sound of feet stomping)
と to - (shows how they would go around Japan)

 

 

VERSE THREE:
一年生 ichinensei
- first grader (can be elementary, junior high, or college, but the context makes this obviously elementary first grade)
になったら ni nattara - become (になる to become)
ともだち tomodachi - friend(s)
100人 hyaku n