Off topic: hulahup, barbatruc !
Thread poster: foghorn

English to Turkish
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Jun 16, 2009

i don’t know how many languages the Barbapapa series were adopted . i still wonder how they may sound like in other languages.

To start with, ‘hulahup, barbatruc’ is ‘hop hop hop değiş tonton’ in Turkish..

Fans are invited.


Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:06
English to Hungarian
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Hüp-hüp-hüp, barbatrükk! (Hungarian) Jun 17, 2009

My 5-year old daughter and 3-year old son are fans – is that a good enough excuse?

The word "barbatrükk" is quite commonly used in Hungarian. In sports, it means a fairly dumb trick that is fairly easy to counter – but if the opponent falls into the trap, he/she will look a bit ridiculous. It is also used in other contexts for simple but slightly illegal tricks.



Chiara Righele  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:06
English to Italian
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Barbapapà in Italian Jun 17, 2009

I can't really remember that much of Barbapapà, but I remember I used to watch the series sometimes when I was a child. And the saying was "Resta di stucco, è un barbatrucco".

Barbatrucco is a word that has then been borrowed in Italian, and it is used in speech. I use it quite oftenicon_smile.gif
The whole idiom is also sometimes used.

My 2 cents


Andrea Appel
Local time: 01:06
English to German
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Barbapapa in German Jun 18, 2009

I also remember to see this show growing up in Germany...

Ra Ru Rück Barbatrick ((-;

[Edited at 2009-06-18 19:48 GMT]


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