Wau-Wau, Bow-Wow, Woof-Woof

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Objective: 

The aim here is to show how German differentiates between subject and object; here:  ‘ein’ ac ‘einen’.

It also draws attention to the way animals ‘speak’ different words from language to language.

This shows us how our ears hear sounds differently – especially when we try to copy animal ‘voices’!

 

What you need to do:

Start by listening to the song. Then look at the lyrics in each language and listen to the song again, reading the lyrics as you go. Then listen how to say the lyrics, phrase by phrase. Then give singing along to the music a go!

You can choose how you want to work with the song; perhaps you want to split the class into different groups and each group takes it in turns to sing a different language. 

Lyrics

Ein Mann sah einen Hund
Ein Hund sah einen Mann
'Guten Tag!' Sagt der Mann
‘Wau-wau-wau’, Sagt der Hund
Wau-wau, Bow-wow, Woof-woof


Gwelodd dyn gi
Gwelodd ci ddyn
‘Sut mae?’, meddai’r dyn
‘Bow-wow’, meddai’r ci
Wau-wau, Bow-wow, Woof-woof

A man saw a dog
A dog saw a man
‘Hello’, said the man
‘Woof-woof!’, said the dog
Wau-wau, Bow-wow, Woof-woof
Wau-wau, Bow-wow, Woof-woof
Wau-wau, Bow-wow, Woof-woof

Ein Mann gab einem Hund einen Knochen
Ein Mann gab einem Hund einen Knochen
'Guten Tag!' Sagt der Mann
‘Wau-wau’, bellt der Hund
Wau-wau, Bow-wow, Woof-woof

Rhoddodd dyn asgwrn i gi
Rhoddodd dyn asgwrn i gi
‘Sut mae?’, meddai’r dyn
‘Bow-wow’, meddai’r ci
Wau-wau, Bow-wow, Woof-woof


A man gave a dog a bone
A man gave a dog a bone
‘Hello’, said the man
‘Woof-woof!’, said the dog
Wau-wau, Bow-wow, Woof-woof
Wau-wau, Bow-wow, Woof-woof
Wau-wau, Bow-wow, Woof-woof!