Ukulele & Languages

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Dutch and Polish ukulele-playing ladies this week with Kreatones, Zagi and more from Mela Koteluk. Enjoy !

The Kreatones, a band from The Netherlands, playing a song at a bandcontest for Monster! I couldn’t find any other ukulele track from the same band so enjoy this one Dutch song : Monsterhit – Jumpin’ Diz, Rockin’ Rose & the Ukraine Ukuleles. Lyrics are in Dutch and can be found in the Youtube description for the video.

After the success of my last post featuring Mela Koteluk,

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In the series of Funny Shop Names(funny from a French perspective), a Dutch friend of mine sent me a couple of pictures which are rather amusing and which I’d like to share.

If you are a Dutch shop owner and you wish to use a French name for your shop (to benefit from the classy image French seems to have), you need to  be sure that your fellow countrymen will pronounce your shop name correctly even if they don’t speak French.

Francophile Dutch shop owners have used cunning phonetic spelling of their shop names to ensure that they would be pronounced correctly.

Here is the Dutchified version of Déjà-Vu

Another creative approach is to use

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Do you reckon it is possible to find a logical transition from a post about Beatles ukulele covers to a post about Dutch and the Netherlands ?

I stumbled upon a video which makes an unexpected yet perfect introduction. A Dutch fan has recorded all the Dutch words uttered by Paul McCartney in a concert he played in Arnhem :

Jeff from Humble Uker Ramblings has published a post about a Dutch ukulele song which I found great to revise some Dutch as the lyrics of the song are displayed for you to sing along. The ukulele chords are also shown if you’d like to strum along too (tuning : A D F# B)

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