English translation: nursery rhyme

German term or phrase:Kinderspruch
English translation:nursery rhyme
Entered by: Steffen Walter

11:15 Nov 3, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Folklore / Austrian fairy tales
German term or phrase: Kinderspruch
This is from the bibliographical information for the collection of Austrian fairy tales. I gather from the web that it means something like "the things kids say" but is there a more technical term for that in English?

Seine Heimatstadt Ödenburg war noch zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts ein wichtiges nördliches Siedlungsgebiet der sogenannten "Heanzen" und wies bis zur Aussiedlung der Deutschen aus Westungarn enge kulturelle Verbindungen (besonders in Volksbrauch, Mundart, Lied und **Kinderspruch**) zum heutigen Burgenland auf."
Rachel Ward
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:25
nursery rhymes
This is what it looks like to me. Like "Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water ...."
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S Ben Price
Local time: 06:25
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nursery rhymes

This is what it looks like to me. Like "Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water ...."

S Ben Price
Local time: 06:25
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
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agree  NatM
1 min

agree  Thomas Pfann: Just wanted to say the same - I think that's exactly what's meant by 'Kinderspruch' here - Kinderreime (
2 mins

agree  melTwardawa
14 mins

agree  Ingeborg Gowans (X)
51 mins

agree  Trudy Peters
1 hr

agree  Rebecca Garber: w/Thomas
1 hr

agree  Nandini Vivek
3 hrs

agree  Veronika McLaren
3 hrs

agree  Julia Lipeles
3 hrs

agree  Steffen Walter
6 hrs

agree  Marcus Rau (X)
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