A Nursery Rhyme: Paanch Choti Chidiyam (एक नर्सरी कविता: पांच छोटी चिड़ियाँ)

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A Nursery Rhyme: Paanch Choti Chidiyam (एक नर्सरी कविता: पांच छोटी चिड़ियाँ)

Hindi:

पाँच छोटी चिड़ियाँ,

बैठी थी ज़मीन पर

एक उड़कर चली गयी,

बाकी रह गये चार.

चार छोटी चिड़ियाँ,

बैठी थी ज़मीन पर

एक उड़कर चली गयी,

बाकी रह गये तीन.

तीन छोटी चिड़ियाँ,

बैठी थी ज़मीन पर

एक उड़कर चली गयी,

बाकी रह गये दो.

दो छोटी चिड़ियाँ,

बैठी थी ज़मीन पर

एक उड़कर चली गयी,

बाकी रह गयी एक.

एक छोटी चिड़िया,

बैठी थी ज़मीन पर

वो भी उड़कर चली गयी,

बाकी कोई ना चिड़िया.

English Transliteration:

Paanch choti chidiyam,

Baithi thi zameen par

Ek udkar chali gayi,

Baki rah gaye chaar.

Chaar choti chidiyam,

Baithi thi zameen par

Ek udkar chali gayi,

Baki rah gaye teen.

Teen choti chidiyam,

Baithi thi zameen par

Ek udkar chali gayi,

Baki rah gaye do.

Do choti chidiyam,

Baithi thi zameen par

Ek udkar chali gayi,

Baki rah gayi ek.

Ek choti chidiya,

Baithi thi zameen par

Vo bhi udkar chali gayi,

Baki koyi na chidiya.

Translation:

Five small birds,

Were sitting on the floor

One flew away,

Four were left.

Four small birds,

Were sitting on the floor

One flew away,

Three were remaining.

Three little birds,

Were sitting on the floor

One flew away,

Two were left.

Two small birds,

Were sitting on the floor

One flew away,

One was left.

One little bird,

Was sitting on the floor

He also went flying,

No bird was left.

Vocabulary:

English Hindi Transliteration
Five पाँच Paanch
Four चार Chaar
Three तीन Teen
Two दो Do
One एक ek
Bird चिड़िया chidiya
birds चिड़ियाँ chidiyam
land/ground ज़मीन zameen
To sit बैठना baithna
To fly उड़ना udna
balance/remainder बाकी baki
anybody कोई koyi

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