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Kids’ song: La fourmi m’a piqué la main – insects in French

insects in french

Spring is the time when many bugs emerge, and what better way to learn the names of common insects in French than to do so with a fun song for kids! La fourmi m’a piqué la main is also an excellent nursery rhyme to learn body parts in French. The version of the song that I selected and linked below is not too fast, making it easy for French learners to follow along.

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Common insects in French

Ant – une fourmi

Spider – une araignée

Bee – une abeille

Bumblebee – un bourdon

Bird in French

Bird – un oiseau

Sparrow – un moineau

Related: Éléphant et Rosie: Tu as un oiseau sur la tête! by Mo Willems

Body parts in French

Hand – la main

Nose – le nez

Ear – l’oreille

Chin – le menton

Back – le dos

Related: Head, shoulders, knees, and toes in French: nursery rhyme

Related: Learning body parts in French: Savez-vous planter les choux?nursery rhyme

La fourmi m’a piqué la main video

La fourmi m’a piqué la main lyrics with English translation

La fourmi m’a piqué la main
La coquine, la coquine
La fourmi m’a piqué la main
La coquine, elle avait faim
The ant stung my hand
The cheeky rascal, the cheeky rascal
The ant stung my hand
The cheeky rascal, she was hungry
L’araignée m’a piqué le nez
La coquine, la coquine
L’araignée m’a piqué le nez
La coquine, elle était fâchée
The spider stung my nose
The cheeky rascal, the cheeky rascal
The spider stung my nose
The cheeky rascal, she was angry
Et l’abeille m’a piqué l’oreille
La coquine, la coquine
Et l’abeille m’a piqué l’oreille
La coquine n’avait pas sommeil
And the bee stung my ear
The cheeky rascal, the cheeky rascal
And the bee stung my ear
The cheeky rascal was not sleepy
Le bourdon m’a piqué le menton
Le coquin, le coquin
Le bourdon m’a piqué le menton
Le coquin voulait un bonbon
The bumblebee stung my chin
The cheeky rascal, the cheeky rascal
The bumblebee stung my chin
The cheeky rascal wanted a candy
Et l’oiseau m’a piqué le dos
Le coquin, le coquin
Et l’oiseau m’a piqué le dos
Le coquin était un moineau
And the bird stung my back
The cheeky rascal, the cheeky rascal
And the bird stung my back
The cheeky rascal was a sparrow

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