Alle meine Entchen

One of the first songs German children learn is ‘Alle meine Entchen’, as it’s a very easy song. In fact, it’s so easy, you can sing along with it, even if you don’t speak any German.

Image courtesy of Frank Murmann via de.wikipedia

A close English translation (to make it fit the song) would be:

All my little ducklings,

(are) swimming in the lake,

swimming in the lake.

Their little head in water,

and little tail up high.

Why don’t you sing it together with thisYoutube video?


Of course, if you don’t like children’s songs, you may wish to sing the techno version of the Wise Guys :


Quack quack 😉

9 Responses to Alle meine Entchen

  1. Sarah Arrow says:

    OMG, that video is so funny! From the hamster at the beginning to their bobbing up and down as they since. I bet it’s a cult hit.

  2. Mary C. Weaver, CSCS says:

    I’ll bet my two (American) goddaughters know this one, as they are learning German in a special Saturday school. 🙂

  3. Well, I’m sure that song is going to be stuck in my head all day now, Angelika 😉 Great idea to use songs to learn a language – it makes learning a lot of fun doesn’t it?

  4. Sarah says:

    We translated it to rhyme as
    All my little ducklings,
    Swim without a care,
    Heads down in the water,
    Tails up in the air.

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