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Papaya song 木瓜歌

木瓜歌 mugua ge

The papaya (wikipedia) tree is fascinating. Do you know there are male or female papaya plants? One can only determine the gender of the seedling 3-6 months after transplanting (Mercado). I remember our neighbors in Malaysia continually having to chop down their grown papaya trees when they find out that those trees were male and will not be bearing papayas for eating!

木瓜
木瓜樹
木瓜果
木瓜長得像人頭
樹下小狗在看守
不要怕 沒人偷
我們家木瓜多
木瓜樹
木瓜高
木瓜成熟味道好
弟弟伸手向我要
手太短 接不到
長竹竿才能到
Papaya Song
Papaya tree
Papaya fruit
Papaya looks like a person’s head
Doggie keeps watch under the tree
Do not fear   no one will steal it
We have plenty of papayas at our home
Papaya tree
Papayas high up
Ripe papayas taste so good
Little brother reaches out for papaya
His hands are too short   He cannot reach
He needs a long bamboo pole

 

 

木瓜
(Simplified Chinese)
木瓜树
木瓜果
木瓜长得象人头
树下小狗在看守
不要怕 沒人偷我们家木瓜多
木瓜树
木瓜高
木瓜成熟味道好
弟弟伸手向我要
手太短 接不到
长竹竿才能到
Mùguā Ge
(Hanyu Pinyin Version)
Mùguā shù
mùguā guǒ
Mùguā zhǎng de xiàng rén tóu
Shùxià xiǎo gǒu zài kānshǒu
Bùyào pà       méi rén tōu
wǒmen jiā
mùguā duō
Mùguā shù
mùguā gāo
Mùguā chéngshú wèidào hào
Dìdì shēnshǒu xiàng wǒ yào
Shǒu tài duǎn        jiē bù dào
zhǎng zhúgān cáinéng dào

 

Four Golden Princess (sic).

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