1. This Portuguese lullaby explains how a boat moves. Performed by Sonia in contribution to the Embracing Diversity: Sharing Our Songs and Rhymes project.

    Mamã, porque é que os barcos (Mama, how can boats)
    sem ter pés podem andar? (walk without having feet?)
    Não vês meu petitinho/petitinha (Do you not see, my boy/girl)
    são os homens a remar. (men are rowing.)

    # vimeo.com/80044607 Uploaded 43 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  2. Colas, the little boy in this French-language lullaby, is being soothed to sleep. Performed by Tara in contribution to the Embracing Diversity: Sharing Our Songs and Rhymes project.

    Refrain:
    Fais dodo, Colas, mon p’tit frère (Go to sleep, Colas, my little brother)
    Fais dodo, t’auras du lolo (Go to sleep, you will have milk)

    Maman est en haut (Mommy is upstairs)
    Elle fait du gâteau (She is baking a cake)

    Papa est en bas (Daddy is downstairs)
    Il fait du chocolat (He’s making hot chocolate)

    # vimeo.com/80042524 Uploaded 162 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. Popot bukyo chee.
    Popot tharsuy chee.
    Popot amba ni daar.
    Popot sarova ni daar.
    Popot kachi keri kai.
    Popot paki keris kai.
    POPOT MAJAA KAREE!

    Translation:

    Parrot is hungry.
    Parrot is thirsty.
    Parrot like mango daal.
    Parrot likes a green vegetable daal.
    Parrot likes to eat a raw mango.
    Parrot likes to eat a ripe mango.
    PARROT LIKES TO ENJOY HIMSELF!

    # vimeo.com/69995415 Uploaded 15 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. 一座山,One mountain
    yī zuò shān,

    兩座山 two mountains
    liǎng zuò shān

    三座山,three mountains
    sān zuò shān

    四座山, four mountains
    sì zuò shān

    五座山,five mountains
    wǔ zuò shān

    變成十指山 Change into ten-finger mountain.
    biàn chéng shí zhǐ shān

    # vimeo.com/69804797 Uploaded 22 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. 美麗的花; Beautiful flower
    mei li de hua;
    美麗的葉; Beautiful leaf
    mei li de ye;
    飛來美麗的蝴蝶. Here comes a beautiful butterfly.
    fei lai mei li de hu die

    # vimeo.com/69804711 Uploaded 17 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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