Fasolki - piosenki dla dzieci
Something to brighten up your weekend! My friend recommended these to help me with my Polish pronunciation. My friend's godfather held a name day party for his wife; my performance of 'Ogórek' was a huge hit. Here are the lyrics, courtesy of tekstowo.pl
Wesoło jesienią w ogródku na grządce,
Tu ruda marchewka tam strączek,
Tu dynia jak słońce, tam główka sałaty,
A w kącie ogórek wąsaty.
Ogórek, ogórek, ogórek,
Zielony ma garniturek,
I czapkę i sandały,
Zielony, zielony jest cały.
Czasami jesienią na grządkę w ogrodzie,
Deszczowa pogoda przychodzi,
Parasol ma w ręku, konewkę ma z chmurki,
I deszczem podlewa ogórki.
Thanks. The video link with the child singing this song is adorable : ) I wonder is this a ( very) rough English translation of this song? :
Merrily Fall in the garden on the garden (bed ?),
Here a redhead carrot, there a pod,
Here the pumpkin like the sun, there's a head of lettuce And in the corner a whiskered ( or pickled?) cucumber
Cucumber, cucumber, cucumber , Has a green suit, And cap and sandals,
Green, green, is all
Sometimes in the autumn on the garden (bed? ) in the garden,
Rainy weather comes, has an umbrella in hand, a watering can from clouds Rain watering the cucumbers
Your translation looks great to me, there are some words in the song I've not encountered anywhere before. It'll be a good excuse to check out my old Collins dictionary :-)
Thanks again Mr. Daniel for providing this cute song / learning tool. (And thank goodness for dictionaries and translation apps! : )
I know , I know : ) ....the word "wasaty" ( please excuse the lack of an accent mark on the a) I found could be defined as mustached, whiskered, or pickled. I figured pickled cucumber would make sense but the song also described the cucumber as a having a green suit, cap, and sandals so then I thought "whiskered" could apply...? It is a fun little ditty though ; )
I've added a bit about wyliczanki and rymowanki in another comment. It'll be somewhere on this post!
Here's something similar and fun, for young'uns.
and a sample from the first link...
Idzie, idzie stonoga a tu... noga!
Idzie, idzie malec a tu... palec!
Idzie, idzie koń a tu... dłoń!
Leci, leci sowa a tu... głowa!
Leci, leci kos a tu...nos!