μια παιδική σονατίνα

English translation: sonatina for children

19:34 Oct 21, 2009
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Music
Greek term or phrase: μια παιδική σονατίνα
This is a phrase from Ersi Sotiropoulo's book Zigzag through the Bitter-Orange Trees. It says:

Του φάνηκε ότι κάποιος έπαιζε πιάνο, μια παιδική σονατίνα.

Η ζωή εδώ τελειώνει... βγαίνει από τα χείλη μου...

The second line should appear in italics. It's the lyrics to the song.

I have never heard of a "child sonatina". Is it just a small or short sonatina?

Please note that I'm a beginner in Greek, so please answer in English. I'm looking at the translation of this text into Swedish because I'm writing a small paper about it at a medium level university course.

Thank you!
Annika Hedqvist
Sweden
Local time: 18:14
English translation:sonatina for children
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Spiros Doikas
Local time: 19:14


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sonatina for children


Explanation:
http://www.google.gr/search?rlz=1C1CHMC_elGR291GR304&sourcei...

Spiros Doikas
Local time: 19:14
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agree  Magdalene.P (X): A sonatina is literally a small sonata - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonatina
38 mins

agree  Olga Hatzigeorgiou
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