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I am trying to learn French and I came across this cartoon called Le Petit Nicolas. It has a catchy theme song, which I cannot understand. I mean I can literally translate it, but I believe that there are some phrases used in this song that have an altogether different meaning.

Chouette! Me voilà! 
Tous à l'enfance! 
Le p'tit Nicolas 
Quitte la classe 

Je suis l'enfant 
De vos enfances 
Ou bien l'enfance 
De vos mémoires 
Poussière de craie 
Et carte de France 
Boules de papier 
Sur tableau noir 
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    What don't you understand ? At first sight, the first 2 sentences may be tricky, the other ones seems to be natural. – Random Apr 1 '16 at 15:06
  • Does the first line mean "Owl, I am here!" That sounds very awkward... – model_checker Apr 1 '16 at 15:35
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    Indeed, it does not mean "owl" ;) Is it the only sentence you don't understand ? You have to be clear so one can make an answer including every point you need... – Random Apr 1 '16 at 15:52
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    Chouette means Cool in colloquial French. Or Nice. – Lambie Apr 1 '16 at 19:25
  • This question is too vague and to attract a good answer. Please visit help centre to see what kind of questions are expected here. – Laure SO - Écoute-nous Apr 2 '16 at 12:43
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Cool! Here I am!
Let's go to childhood
The little Nicolas
Leaves school

I am the kid
From your childhoods
Or maybe the childhood
Of your memories
Chalk dust
And map of France
Paper balls
On blackboard

Yep, makes only a little more sense in English than in French (I speak fluently)
The second line suggests that he is about to leave school (at least for the holidays) to go enjoy 'childhood'.
The second stanza sort of lists typical childhood objects in the classroom (at least at the time of writing).
Hope this helps, please comment if there is anything else you don't understand and I will answer.

  • FL is not a translation service and questions & answers are not expected to be translations but about language. – Laure SO - Écoute-nous Apr 2 '16 at 12:38
  • Oops sorry my bad (new user) – Zac S Apr 3 '16 at 10:23
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    No need to apologize. Question was not worded properly anyway. Welcome to FL and do come back. – Laure SO - Écoute-nous Apr 3 '16 at 15:36

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