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Mulan I´ll make a man out of you Finnish/English translation

Updated on November 11, 2017
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Niin kuin mies/ Like a man

I´ll make a man out of you is notably one of the best Disney songs ever written and it rocks pretty much in every single language. Being a Finn myself and having seen Finnish version of Mulan million times I absolutely love the Finnish version.

What it comes to the Finnish translation lyrics are actually translated to sound more like Chinese haiku poems. In a weird way this fits very well to theme of the song but it also makes the literal translation to English sound quite funny.

I love doing these literal translations especially for those who study Finnish. Enjoy!

Finnish/English literal translation

Shang: Meillä on pitkä matka edessämme / We have a long way ahead

Nyt on aika töihin/ Now it´s time to get to work

Joka mies, kun käy/ Every man to begin

Kutsu koski miestä, sitä vain ei näy/ Invitation was for a man, who does not seem to be here

Teitä surkeempaa oo nähnyt en, ja tiedän sen on nähty tuo/ I haven´t seen anyone as lousy as you, and I know I´ve seen them

Teistä viel miehen näin minä luon / Like this I will create a man out of you

Rauha metsän suuren, voima tuo on kun/ That power is like tranquility of a great forest

Keskus vahva taidon, jonka luo on sun/ Center of a powerful skill, created by you

Teitä surkeempaa oo nähnyt en ja tiedän sen on nähty tuo/ I haven´t seen anyone as lousy as you and I know I´ve seen them

Teistä viel miehen näin minä luon/ Like this I will create a man out of you

Chien Po: Ei tämä jäbä henkee saa / This guy can´t catch his breath

Yao: Ois edes äidin ruokaa/ Wish we would have mama´s cooking's

Ling: Rumba tämän käyrän kyllä nostattaa/ Rumba this will lift this curve

Mushu: Tää jätkä on tosissaan/ This guy means serious business

Mulan: Minua hän ei kai huomaa/ I suppose he will not see me

Chien Po: Ehkä vielä joskus uimaan opitaan/ Maybe someday we will learn how to swim

Chorus:

Niin kuin mies/ Like a man

kuin joki voima se meissä virtaa/ Like the river power flows inside us

Niin kuin mies/ Like a man

On juuret syvällä niin kuin puu/ roots are deep like a tree

Niin kuin mies/ Like a man

On tuli sisällä vailla vertaa/ fire inside is like nothing else

Me liikumme yössä hiljaa niin kuin kuu/ We move in the night as quietly as the moon

Shang: Aika kohta loppuu, sanat nää mä jaan/ Time is running out soon, I shall share these words

Toiset teistä sortuu, jäädä pois ne saa/ Some of you will break, they are allowed to leave

Sovi taistoon et laisinkaan, silmistäin sä pois jo mee/ You are not at all fitting for the battle, leave my sight already

Susta lain miestä en minä tee/ I will not make a man out of you

Chorus:

Niin kuin mies/ Like a man

Kuin joki voima se meissä virtaa/ Like the river power flows inside us

Niin kuin mies/ Like a man

On juuret syvällä niin kuin puu/ roots are deep like a tree

Niin kuin mies/ Like a man

On tuli sisällä vailla vertaa/ fire inside is like nothing else

Me liikumme yössä hiljaa niin kuin kuu/ we move in the night as quietly as the moon

Chorus:

Niin kuin mies/ Like a man

kuin joki voima se meissä virtaa/ like the river power flows inside us

Niin kuin mies/ Like a man

On juuret syvällä niin kuin puu/ Roots are deep like a tree

Niin kuin mies/ Like a man

On tuli sisällä vailla vertaa/ Fire inside is like nothing else

Me liikumme yössä hiljaa niin kuin kuu/ we move in the night as quietly as the moon


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