What Are Some Examples of Spanish Nursery Rhymes?


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Examples of Spanish nursery rhymes are "Los Pollitos Dicen," "Aserrin Aserran," "Pin Pon es un Muneco" and "Tengo una Muneca." "Los pollitos dicen" translates to "the little chicks say" in English. "Aserrin aserran" translates to "saw, sawdust," "Pin Pon es un muneco" translates to "Pin Pon is a doll" and "tengo una muneca" translates to "I have a doll."

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"Los Pollitos Dicen" is about what chicks say when they're hungry or cold, and how their mother feeds and cuddles them. "Aserrin Aserran" is only six lines, and is about woodsmen of San Juan asking for food and drink, then getting dizzy from wine. "Pin Pon es un Muneco" tells the story of how Pin Pon, a doll, washes himself and combs his hair. It ends with the person reciting the story asking Pin Pon to be his friend. "Tengo una Muneca" is the story of the reciter's doll and how it became sick from a walk in the cold. The last six lines are about math and are written to help children learn to perform addition.

Other Spanish nursery rhymes are "Arroz con Leche," which translates to "Rice and Milk," "Que Llueva," which translates to "Let It Rain" and "Cabeza y Hombros, Pierna y Pies" which translates to "Head and Shoulders, Legs and Feet."

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