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School Bell Song Posted by on Sep 27, 2011

There’s an old Korean children’s song called 학교종, which means ‘school bell’. It’s a song about teaching kids that when the school bell rings, it’s time to start class. Korean people take their children’s education seriously. Although the song is sweet, cute and short enough for kids to remember, there’s a serious message underlying the…

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Cute Korean Children’s Song Posted by on Aug 31, 2011

There is a popular Korean children’s song that describes some of the features and shapes of faces by using various fruits and vegetables. If you look at the song, the song uses the example of a 호박 (hobak) or squash to describe a characteristic of a face. Generally when someone’s face is said to look…

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Oink Oink Oink Posted by on Jul 19, 2011

There is an adorable Korean children’s song about a baby pig and its mother. The baby pig wants to go outside, but the mother pig says no. It’s a song reminding children that they should obey their mother. 토실토실 아기돼지 (toshiltoshil agidweji) Chubby chubby baby piggy 젖달라고 꿀꿀꿀 (jutdallago ggoolggoolggool) asked for milk, oink oink…

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Hey Fox! Posted by on Jun 30, 2011

There is a very well known Korean children’s song that is called 여우야 여우야. The song title roughly translates to “Hey Fox, Hey Fox”. It’s a cute little song about asking a fox what he’s doing. What the song does is teach children that the three basic motions that are essensial to carry on in…

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Why did you come to our house? Posted by on Jun 15, 2011

There is a popular Korean children’s song that can be heard in preschools all over Korea. Take a listen: 우리 집에 왜 왔니 왜 왔니 왜 왔니 (oori jibeh weh watni weh watni weh watni) Why did you come, why did you come, why did you come to our house? 꽃 찾으러 왔단다 왔단다 왔단다…

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Korean Butterfly Song Posted by on May 12, 2011

There’s a very famous children’s song about butterflies that probably almost every Korean child knows. Here’s the video of the song with the lyrics below. For those of you who don’t know how to read Hangul yet, the pronunciation is in parentheses. The meanings are in brackets. 나비야 나비야 (nabiya nabiya) [Hey butterfly, Hey butterfly]…

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Hey Toad Posted by on Apr 25, 2011

There is a Korean children’s song about a 두꺼비. A 두꺼비 is a toad. Here’s a video you can sing along to: 두껍아 두껍아 헌집 줄게 새집 다오  (dugguhba dugguhba huhnjip julge sehjip dao) [Hey toad, hey toad, I’ll give you an old house, you give me a new house] 두껍아 두껍아 헌집 줄게 새집…

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