(A Tomcat as Small as a Kitten)
(Croak, Croak, "Diri Diri Dam")
(Fox, You've Stolen the Goose)
Drop the Handkerchief Game
(Here Comes the Snail)
(In the Forest by the Hazelnuts)
(Many More Years)
(Many Years with Good Health!)
(Mommy Has A Little Girl)
(My Little Ducks Went On The Water)
(One Elephant Was Swinging)
(Santa Claus with His White Hair)
(Spring is Coming)
(The Itsy Bitsy Spider)
(The Sleigh Dashes)
(The Stone Bridge)
(We are Dwarves)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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Here’s a video to hear animal sounds around the world... Bow Wow Meow – Animal Sounds in Different Languages from properniceinnit on Vimeo. The languages are: English, Mandarin, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Hindi, Canadian-French, Romanian, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Bengali, [...]
Open Culture has a page of free language learning links covering 40 languages. Here are some of the languages you can find links for… Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, [...]
We received these three Romanian songs by Eva Partin. Would anyone be able to help translate any of them? We’d greatly appreciate any help! Vine, vine primavara! Vine, vine primavara! Se asterne-n toata tara! Floricele pe cimpii, Hai sa le-adunam copii! Tralalalalalalalala! [...]
We have part of a Romanian Christmas Carol called Trei păstori – Three Shepherds. We need some help with some of the later verses. Below you’ll find the beggining of the song with the translation we have, followed by the verses we need help with. We appreciate any help anyone can give [...]
Cristina Lusca emailed me today: Can you help me find some Mothers Day songs or poems in Romanian? Preferably religious? I need it as soon as possible! If anyone knows of any Romanian Mother’s Day songs or poems, please comment below or email me. Thanks! Lisa PS Here are some other posts [...]
As Easter approaches, it’s natural to think a little about eggs! In days gone by the egg, due to its shape, was a symbol of the earth. Thanks to its obvious association with the beginning of life, it has also been the basis of many ancient creation stories. It has been a symbol of fertility, [...]
Naomi wrote: Hello! I am looking or the words for the traditional La Multi Ani sung at birthdays in Romanian. It starts off with “La Multi Ani sa traiti…” There is another song (which I am not looking for, but which pops up all the time!), which is “Cine sa traeasca” [...]
David wrote to us asking for help with a song from the island of Fyn in Denmark… I need help with this song. It is found in an oral history from my ancestor on the island of Funen (Fyn in Danish) in Denmark; Odense is the capital. Here’s the phonetic version of the song: Socksey [...]
Kit wrote to us looking for help with a song her mom remembers… Mom is 88. She knows part of an old song. No matter how hard we look, we can’t find it. “A silly goose, on apple juice, refreshed herself one day, And then among her friends so young, she wandered on her [...]
Terry wrote asking for help with a Sicilian rhyme… I am trying to track down the rhyme my Sicilian (Sant'Agata, Messina) grandmother used to say to us as children, as she touched each part of our face, ending with a little cheek tap. All I remember is something like… nasca [...]
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