Quite the tongue-twister.
It's also a bit of a tongue-twister in English if you translate, like I did, as "painters paint pretty pictures"
"painters paint pretty paintings" is even more tricky.
And an alliteration to top it
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'Ton tonton tond ton thon' :D
I'd like to hear the drunk parrot try this one ;))
Such a satisfying alliteration!
Alliteratio mihi placet ;)
Painting pretty pictures of Peter Piper picking a peck of pickled peppers?
How the sentence sounds in yours languages? In my language (czech) could be: Malíři malují milé malůvky:-)
In my language (spanish) it is: Los pintores pintan pinturas pulcras
I guess German is rather close to your Czech version: (Die) Maler malen malerische Gemälde.
(Spanish) Pintores pintan preciosas pinturas.
Gaka ga kirē na e o kaku.
Pelukis melukis lukisan menawan
Tagalog: Nagpinta and mga Pintor ng magagandang pintura.
Damn it! A false friend for Spanish speakers... I thought "pulchras" meant "clean", as "pulcro/a" means "clean" in Spanish. :(
Pulcro is Spanish is from the same root pulcher.
Maybe an ideal of beauty to be clean?
This reminds me of Japanese "kirei" meaning beautiful, clean, tidy etc.
Right. "Pulir", (to polish) also probably from the same root.
Reminds me of Dutch:
In Dutch ''schoon'' can mean both clean (in the Netherlands) and pretty/beautiful (in Belgium) cf. German ''schön''
"Cleanliness is next to Godliness".
It's easy to remember with the English word "pulchritude", which means "beauty", and comes from the Latin.
I came to Duo to learn new languages, and now I am being treated to new words in my own. :)
That's a new one on me. Who'd a thought I'd expand my English vocab here.
I can just hear some proud and talented Roman artists, who have created astoundingly sumptuous house decorations or striking scenes in the temples, turning in their graves at the thought of being told they were 'painting pretty pictures'.
Is there any link between "pulchras" and "sepulchra"?
Pictores picturas sepulcris pulchras pingunt!
I might fuss and complain when I get frustrated trying to learn this... but I absolutely love this course. ❤️
Can pictores be translated as artist or would that be a different term?