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21:56 Aug 27, 2008
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Bulgarian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Bulgarian term or phrase: ЧИЧОПЕЙ: Чичо-пей! Чичо-пей!
Ето още една лингвистична главоблъсканица. Героят на пиесата се казва ЧИЧОПЕЙ и песента, която той пее звучи така: "Чичо-пей! Чичо-пей!"

На български има закачка в успоредяването на името и звука, който птицата издава. А на английски?
Pavel Tsvetkov
Bulgaria
Local time: 17:50
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Summary of answers provided
3 +1Oriole
Yavor Dimitrov
3Uncle Oriole: Sings same song!Sings same song!vanq
2Will (as in whip-poor-Will)
James McVay
Summary of reference entries provided
Elitsa Ch

  

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42 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
Will (as in whip-poor-Will)


Explanation:
This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but the song of the whippoorwill comes to mind. It got its name because its song sounds kind of like "whip poor Will" in English, if you have a good imagination. The YouTube link has a recording.


    Reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXnnfg1CepE
James McVay
United States
Local time: 10:50
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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7 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Oriole


Explanation:
In my opinion, you don't have to use the same word in the character's name and the song he/it sings. Rhyming 'oriole' with an appropriate phrase/expression would have an equal effect on the reader.

For example, the song might go like this: "Tell us all!" An oriole singing 'Tell us all!'.

Yavor Dimitrov
Bulgaria
Local time: 17:50
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian
PRO pts in category: 30

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ivaylo Ivanov
7 hrs
  -> Благодаря, ivaylo. :-)
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3 days14 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Uncle Oriole: Sings same song!Sings same song!


Explanation:
Maybe a title in front of the name will have a similar effect as in Bg.

vanq
Bulgaria
Local time: 17:50
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Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian
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3 days11 hrs
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Reference information:
Maybe something with "sing a tune", it can be rhymed perfectly in a song.

Elitsa Ch
Bulgaria
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Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian
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