Off topic: hulahup, barbatruc !
Thread poster: foghorn

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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.

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Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
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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.


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Chiara Righele  Identity Verified
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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 often
The whole idiom is also sometimes used.

My 2 cents

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Andrea Appel
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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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