I came across your website and it’s fantastic! There is a kid’s song that I’m dying to find out if 1) it’s Czech and 2) if you’ve heard it and know what it actually means.
It would be amazing if you could help me with this one.
Here is the phonetic version, please don’t be offended:
pompovali dvapa nazi
ponzterosta coka zokna
Thats all I have. If you know ANYTHING I’d be super happy.
If anyone can help out Dave, please comment below. We’d also love to have the correct spelling of this song.
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4 Responses to “Can Someone Help with a Children’s Song (that’s possibly Czech)?”
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September 1st, 2008 at 3:43 am
Yes, i think that it is Czech.
Pumpovaly dva panáčci (dvě panenky)
Pan starosta kouká z okna
Spravte mi tu pumpu.
September 1st, 2008 at 12:21 pm
Thanks Hana! That’s very helpful.
If anyone could provide an English translation, that would be great!
September 2nd, 2008 at 12:45 pm
It’s a finger play.
Pumpovaly dvě panenky – Two maids had pumped (water)
Polámaly pumpu – (and then) They broke the pump
Pan starosta kouká z okna – The reeve (mayor) is looking out of the
Spravte mi tu pumpu! – Repair the pump for me!
March 18th, 2013 at 5:14 pm
I found this funny video with this rhyme both in Czech and in English. It has two strophes – in the first one the maids pumped the pump and in the second one they broke the pump.