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Ciao, talofa, hello! Welcome to Mother Tongue - a children’s podcast celebrating the many wonderful languages spoken by families right across Australia!

Learn to say hello in Cantonese, goodbye in Koori, sing a song in Greek, or learn all about the Lebanese flag.

Mother Tongue host, Sirine says; “The idea for this show came from my experience with my daughter; the songs my mother sang to me as a child stayed with me and I sang them to her when she was born. Elyssa is now 4 years old, and still loves these songs – she’ll never forget where they came from and we should never lose this connection with our language of origin.”

Sharing language and culture brings kids closer together and sparks curiosity about the world so subscribe now and enjoy!

Mother Tongue with Sirine Kinderling Kids Radio

    • Kinder und Familie

Ciao, talofa, hello! Welcome to Mother Tongue - a children’s podcast celebrating the many wonderful languages spoken by families right across Australia!

Learn to say hello in Cantonese, goodbye in Koori, sing a song in Greek, or learn all about the Lebanese flag.

Mother Tongue host, Sirine says; “The idea for this show came from my experience with my daughter; the songs my mother sang to me as a child stayed with me and I sang them to her when she was born. Elyssa is now 4 years old, and still loves these songs – she’ll never forget where they came from and we should never lose this connection with our language of origin.”

Sharing language and culture brings kids closer together and sparks curiosity about the world so subscribe now and enjoy!

    Mother Tongue: Arabic

    Mother Tongue: Arabic

    Learn Arabic in our kids podcast Mother Tongue!

    Marhaba! That means hello in Arabic. In this episode, join our host Sirine - who was born in Lebanon - as she shares some words, songs and traditions from her language and culture. 

    This is a Kinderling Kids Radio podcast. If you love what you hear then please subscribe, rate and leave a lovely review! It really helps :)

    Here are the Arabic words you'll learn in this episode:

    Marhaba - Hello
    Darbuka - Lebanese Drum
    Arzeh - Cedar Tree
    Sissan - Baby chickens
    Manoosh - a Lebanese food, usually eaten at breakfast
    Maa Salemeh - Bye

    SONG: 

    Ha Sissan,
    Shu helween
    Aambi dooroh hawla emmon mabsooteen
    Shirboh may
    Alu khay
    Rafa’u rahson hamadu rabbon, mabsooteen

    Translation:

    These chicks...
    How beautiful they are
    They are walking around their mother happily
    They drank water
    and said Wow Yum Yum
    They raised their heads and thanked their mother happily.

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    • 6 Min.
    Mother Tongue: Cantonese

    Mother Tongue: Cantonese

    Learn Cantonese in our kids podcast Mother Tongue! 

    Nei hou means hello in Cantonese. In this episode Sirine is joined by Angel who grew up in Hong Kong. She shares a fun song and talks about a very yummy snack! Ho mei! 

    This is a Kinderling Kids Radio podcast. If you love what you hear then please subscribe, rate and leave a lovely review! It really helps :)

    Here are the Cantonese words you'll learn in this episode:

    Lei Ho 你好 - Hello
    Yi Wu二胡 - A string instrument also known as a Chinese Violin
    Gung Fu功夫 - Kung Fu (a form of Martial Arts)
    Gao Zi 餃子 - Chinese dumplings of various types
    Ho Mei 好味 - Very good (and you say it when you eat something yummy)
    Joi Gin 再見 - See you again (Bye)

    SONG:  

    Yao-Zak-Che-Chay-Dee-Lokshui
    Dee-Lokshui
    Dee-Lokshui
    Yao-Zak-Che-Chay-Dee-Lokshui
    Bai shui ching ho 

    Yao-Zak-Che-Chay-Dee-Lokshui
    Dee-Lokshui

     Dee-Lokshui
    Yao-Zak-Che-Chay-Dee-Lokshui
    Bai shui ching ho

    Translation:

    Yao-Zak-Che-Chay-Dee-Lokshui means A Bird Falling Into Water.

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    • 7 Min.
    Mother Tongue: Hindi

    Mother Tongue: Hindi

    Learn Hindi in our kids podcast Mother Tongue! 

    Namaste means hello in Hindi. Join Sirine as she chats to her friend Sidd whose family comes from India. He tells her all about his language and culture, including the magical-sounding sitar and a colourful festival called Holi. 

    This is a Kinderling Kids Radio podcast. If you love what you hear then please subscribe, rate and leave a lovely review! It really helps :) 

    Here are the Hindi words you'll learn in this episode:

    Namaste - Hello
    Sitar - A traditional Indian instrument, like a guitar
    Holi - Indian festival of colour
    Akkad Bakkad Bambe Bo - A popular counting song in Hindi
    Samosa - A yummy Indian snack
    Va - Wow (and you say it when you eat something yummy)
    Alvida- Goodbye

    SONG:  

    Akar bakar bambay bo
    Asi nabay pooray sao
    Sao mein lagga dhaga
    Chor nikal ke bhaga.

     Akar bakar bambay bo
    Asi nabay pooray sao
    Sao mein lagga dhaga
    Chor nikal ke bhaga.

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    • 7 Min.
    Mother Tongue: Tagalog

    Mother Tongue: Tagalog

    Learn Tagalog in our kids podcast Mother Tongue! 

    Kamusta! That means hello in Tagalog, the main language spoken in the Phillipines. In this episode, Sirine’s guest is Jasmina whose parents are from the Philippines and she shares special parts of her culture including a lovely song. 

    This is a Kinderling Kids Radio podcast. If you love what you hear then please subscribe, rate and leave a lovely review! It really helps :) 

    Here are the Tagalog words you'll learn in this episode:

    Kamusta - Hello
    Agung - A traditional Philippine drum
    Bahay Kubo - Cubed house
    Suman - A yummy snack from the Philippines.
    Masarap - Yummy!
    Paalam- Goodbye

    SONG:  

    Bahay kubo, kahit munti
    Ang halaman doon, ay sari sari
    Sinkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani
    Sitaw, bataw, patani. 

    Kundol, patola, upo't kalabasa
    At saka mayroon pang labanos, mustasa,
    Sibuyas, kamatis, bawang at luya
    Sa paligid-ligid ay puno ng linga.

    English translation:

    Nipa hut, even though it's small,
    The plants that grow around it are varied:
    Turnip & eggplant, winged bean & peanut,
    String bean, hyacinth bean, lima bean. 

    Wax gourd, sponge gourd, white squash & pumpkin,
    And there's also radish, mustard,
    Onion, tomato, garlic & ginger
    And all around are sesame seeds.

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    • 8 Min.
    Mother Tongue: Greek

    Mother Tongue: Greek

    Learn Greek in our kids podcast Mother Tongue!

    Yiasou means hello in Greek. In this episode, Sirine is joined by Anthea who shares her language and culture, telling us what the Greek flag means and sharing a story about her grandparents. 

    This is a Kinderling Kids Radio podcast. If you love what you hear then please subscribe, rate and leave a lovely review! It really helps :)

    Here are the Greek words you'll learn in this episode:

    Yiasou - Hello
    Bouzouki - A traditional Greek instrument like a guitar
    YiaYia and Pappous - Grandma and Grandpa
    Kipouriki - Gardening
    Palamakia Peksete - Clap your hands
    Koularakia - A traditional Greek biscuit eaten at Easter time
    Anthio - Bye

    SONG: 

    Sing along in Greek:

    Palamakia peksete
    Ke o babas too erhete
    Ke too ferni katiti
    Kooloorakia sto kharti

     Palamakia peksete
    Ke i manoola erhete
    Na to parei agalia
    To mikrooli tis pedhia

     Palamakia, palamakia
    Pezoon ola ta pedhakia
    Palamakia ke khoro
    dakh dirdi
    ke dakh dirdo

    English translation:

    Clap your hands
    His dad is coming
    To bring him something,
    Cookies in a paper.

    Clap your hands
    Mommy is coming
    To take her little one
    On her lap, children.

    Clap, clap
    All the children clap
    Clapping and dancing
    Dah dirdi and 
    Dah dirdo*.

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    • 6 Min.
    Mother Tongue: Vietnamese

    Mother Tongue: Vietnamese

    Learn Vietnamese in our kids podcast Mother Tongue!  

    Xin Chao means hello in Vietnamese. Sirine is joined by Nally whose parents are from Vietnam. The Vietnamese language has some special tones that give words different meanings and Nally shares other special parts of her culture including her favourite Vietnamese snack. 

    This is a Kinderling Kids Radio podcast. If you love what you hear then please subscribe, rate and leave a lovely review! It really helps :)

    Here are the Vietnamese words you'll learn in this episode:

    Xin Chao- Hello
    Sao - A Vietnamese bamboo flute
    Ao Dai - A traditional Vietnamese gown
    Kìa Con Buom Vang - There Is Yellow Butterfly (the name of a popular Vietnamese song)
    Nem Nuong - A Vietnamese snack (a type of grilled sausage on a stick)
    Ngon Moo - Yummy
    Chao - Bye

    SONG:   

    Kìa con bướm vàng
    Kìa con bướm vàng
    Xòe đôi cánh
    Xòe đôi cánh
    Tung cánh bay năm ba vòng
    Tung cánh bay năm ba vòng.
    Em ngồi xem
    Em ngồi xem.

    English translation:

    There, yellow butterfly,
    There, yellow butterfly
    Spreads its wings
    Spreads its wings,
    Takes its flight
    Takes its flight,
    We sit and watch
    We sit and watch.

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    • 8 Min.

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