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...learning Korean and researching Korean-language resources in order to raise baby as a bilingual.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Korean Kids Song Sunday: 뽀뽀뽀 - Kiss Kiss

This was a difficult week for many adoptive families who are right on the cusp of being able to travel to Korea to bring home their children. The Korean government have stopped processing exit/emigration permits for the entire month of July, with no promise (yet, there are hopes) of continuing in August. This doesn't directly affect us since we have not even been matched with our child so we're not even at the "waiting to travel" phase. Yet, it is what-if-worry-inducing. Again, I remind myself to stay in the here and now and not worry about what tomorrow will bring.

Anyway, I posted this song for the adoptive families who are longing to kiss and hug and finally hold their little ones in Korea. The song joyfully sings about kisses from mom and dad. This song understands that when mamas and papas meet their kiddos, there will be lots and lots of 뽀뽀뽀s (bbo-bbo-bbo).

Interesting to note: kisses can be 뽀뽀 or 뽀뽀뽀, but never really just one 뽀.

Also interesting: I learned a new term of endearment, 귀염둥이 (gui-yum-doong-ee) which I translated as cutie (also sweetheart or baby). I would have like to translate it as "cutie butt" since the 둥이 (doong-ee) reminds me of 엉덩이 (uhng-duhng-ee) which means buttocks (teehee!), but I'll try to remain grown-up here. 귀여워! (gui-yuh-wuh!) means CUTE!


야후! 꾸러기 동요

뽀뽀뽀 아빠가 출근할 때 뽀뽀뽀 엄마가 안아줘도 뽀뽀뽀 만나면 반..

Lyrics in Korean

아빠가 출근할 때 뽀뽀뽀

엄마가 안아줘도 뽀뽀뽀

만나면 반갑다고 뽀뽀뽀

헤어질 때 또 만나요 뽀뽀뽀

우리는 귀염둥이 뽀뽀뽀 친구, (뽀뽀뽀 친구)

뽀뽀뽀 뽀뽀뽀 뽀뽀뽀 친구 (빠빠빠빠빠빠빠빠빠빠)

Korean Transliteration

ah-bba-gah chool-guhn-hahl-ddeh, bbo-bbo-bbo

uhm-ma-ga ahn-ah-joo-doh, bbo-bbo-bbo

mahn-nah-myun bahn-gahb-dah-goh, bbo-bbo-bbo

heh-yuh-jil-ddeh ddoh mahn-nah-yoh, bbo-bbo-bbo

oo-ri-neun gui-yum-doong-ee, bbo-bbo-bbo cheen-goo (bbo-bbo-bbo cheen-goo)

bbo-bbo-bbo bbo-bbo-bbo bbo-bbo-bbo


English Translation

When daddy goes to work, kiss kiss kiss

When mommy hugs me, kiss kiss kiss

Happy to see each other when we meet, kiss kiss kiss

When we part then see each other again, kiss kiss kiss

We are cuties, kiss friends! (kiss friends!)

kiss kiss

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