I'm a dinosaur, yo

In the tradition of St. Seiya and Benny Lava, here’s a great Japanese music video subtitled in hilarious, (mostly) non-sensical Mandarin:

These lyrics are a bit too non-sensical to warrant a translation into English, but they’re still pretty funny in Chinese. To give you a taste, the first line is “我是恐龙哟” [I’m a dinosaur, yo].


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. Wa, Jaywalk. LMAO. Good association!

  2. Haha! In Sichuanese, 恐龍 means an ugly girl! I love Sichuan slang!

  3. Hey Erick,
    It’s not a Sichuan slang, 恐龙 is an internet slang. 😉

  4. I remember there was a Japanese show that had a regular bit like this called Soramimi Hour.

  5. hobielover Says: January 5, 2010 at 9:41 am
  6. hobielover Says: January 5, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Why is part of this song Zhang Yusheng’s “大海,” anyways?

  7. hobielover Yeah I though it sounded quite like Zhang Yu Sheng’s 张雨生 ‘s Dahai 大海 as well.


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