Dango Daikazoku – Translating Music

In today's article we are going to translate and study the music of Dango Daikazoku (だんご大家族) from the anime Clannad. This song is simple and sounds like a lullaby, it's great for those who are just starting to study Japanese.

As this song is small and repeats a phrase many times, we will not put the lyrics in Japanese, romanized and the separate translation as usual. We will simply study the music and you will be able to see all 3. This is a special gift as most of our music we study in our area of VIP members

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Studying Dango Dai Kazoku music

だんご だんご だんご だんご だんご だんご 大家族 (2x) Dango dango dango dango dango dango big family (2x)
dango dango dango dango dango dango daikazoku
Great Dango Family

やんちゃな焼きだんご 優しい餡だんご
yanchana yakidango yasashi andango
A mean naughty dango, a sweet and gentle dango

  • やんちゃ – naughty, malicious, rogue, naughty boy
  • 焼きだんご - Grilled dango
  • 優しい - kind, gracious, affectionate, kind

すこし夢見がちな月見だんご
A little dreamy tsukimi dango
The dango that sees the moon is a bit dreamy

  • すこし - little
  • 夢見 - to dream, to have a dream
  • 月見 - see the moon

おすましごまだんご 4つ子串だんご
Osumashi goma dango, yotsu ko kushi dango.
The right sesame dango, the four dango on the skewer

  • おすまし - urgent, upright, prime person
  • ごま - 胡麻 - sesame seeds
  • 4つ - four
  • 子 - Child (4 small dango)
  • 串 - skewer

みんな みんな あわせて 100人家族
Minna minna awasete hyakunin kazoku
Everyone gets together and it becomes a family of one hundred

  • みんな - people, everyone
  • あわせて - together, totally, collectively
  • 100人家族 - family of one hundred

赤ちゃんだんごは いつも幸せの中で
Akachan dango wa itsumo shiawase no naka de
A dango baby is always being rocked in bliss

  • 赤ちゃん - baby
  • Always
  • 幸せの - happiness
  • 中 - inside, in the middle

年寄りだんごは 目を細めてる
Toshiyori dango wa me o hosometeru
An old dango looks with his narrow eyes

  • 年寄 - old man, old man
  • 目 - eyes
  • 細めてる - narrow (is)

仲良しだんご 手をつなぎ 大きなまるい輪になるよ
Nakayoshi dango te o tsunagi ooki na marui wani naruyo
The dango friends will join hands and make a big circle

  • 仲良し - intimate friends, close friend, bosom friends
  • 手 - hand
  • つなぎ - tie, unite, connect, join
  • 大きな- big
  • まるい - circle
  • 輪になるよ - circle, loop, wheel

町を作りだんご星の上 みんなで笑いあうよ
Machi o tsukuri dango boshi no ue minna de waraiau yo
They'll find a village on a dango planet and they all laugh together

  • 町 - town, village
  • 作り - make, produce, build, fabricate
  • 星 - star, celestial body, planet
  • 上 - on top, above
  • みんな - everyone, guys
  • 笑い - laugh, smile
  • あうよ - call to action (together)

うさぎも空で手を振って見てる でっかいお月さま
Usagi mo sora de te o futte miteru dekkai otsuki-sama
The bunnies are waving from the big moon

  • うさぎ - rabbit
  • 空 - sky
  • 手 - hand (wave hands)
  • 振って - shake
  • 見てる - selling
  • でっかい - huge; big; gigantic
  • お月さま - Lua (respectful mood)

嬉しいこと 悲しいことも 全部丸めて
Happy things, sad things, round them all up.
Enjoy all things, happy and sad

  • 嬉しい - happy, pleasant, cheerful
  • こと - things
  • 悲しい - sad
  • 全部 - everything, all
  • 丸めて - roll up, roll up, pile up (enjoy?)

From here the song goes back to the chorus, so let's not explain: 

仲良しだんご 手をつなぎ 大きなまるい輪になるよ
Nakayoshi dango te o tsunagi ooki na marui wa ni naru yo
The dango friends will join hands and make a big circle

町を作りだんご星の上 みんなで笑いあうよ
Machi o tsukuri dango boshi no ue minna de waraiau yo
They'll find a village on a dango planet and they all laugh together

うさぎも空で手を振って見てる でっかいお月さま
Usagi mo sora de te o futte miteru dekkai otsuki-sama
The bunnies are waving from the big moon

嬉しいこと 悲しいことも 全部丸めて
Happy things, sad things, round them all up.
Enjoy all things, happy and sad

lalala・・・・・ララララ。。。
だんご だんご だんご だんご だんご だんご 大家族 (2x) Dango dango dango dango dango dango big family (2x)

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