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Italian nursery rhymes - Un elefante si dondolava

This is a never ending nursery rhyme. You can sing it and sing it and sing it forever. This is ideal for a long ride... And if you want to practice the numbers...

Un elefante si dondolava
sopra un filo di una ragnatela,
trovando la cosa molto interessante
va a chiamare un altro elefante.

Due elefanti si dondolavano
sopra un filo di una ragnatela
trovando la cosa molto interessante
vanno a chiamare un altro elefante.

Tre elefanti si dondolavano
eccetera, eccetera, eccetera...

An elephant was swinging
on a thread of a cobweb,
and thinking that it was very interesting
he went to call another elephant

Two elephants were swinging
on a thread of a cobweb,
and thinking that it was very interesting
they went to call another elephant

Three elephants were swinging
etc., etc., etc.

It has a Spanish version

Un elefante se columpiaba
Sobre la tela de una araña,
Como veía que resistía
Fue a llamar otro elefante...

Dos elefantes se columpiaban
Sobre la tela de una araña,
Como veían que resistía
Fueron a llamar otro elefante...

Tres elefantes se columpiaban
etcétera, etcétera, etcétera.

Here is a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXFnrsspw78

May 23, 2016

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Cheesemonster13

Nursery rhymes, perfect! I shall check out some more. Thanks for including the video, by the way.

May 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

How cute! <3

May 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot

I think it's interesting to see what rhymes in other languages. :)

May 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Brent_Nichols

questo e perfetto, i will be trying to sing this during my bike ride today!

May 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Clara-Lilla

Lo amo! Grazie J. R. Have a lingot for bringing this little thing of lovlieness to us! :-)

May 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/margaretbron

Enjoyed the video, thank you for that. Just my level!!

June 1, 2016
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