The translation is loose because the syllables are almost all onomatopoetic. You'll find that the sounds fit the actions perfectly! The actions of the hand game imitate making sticky rice cakes, but this song with the hand motions is just for fun--it wasn't literally used while making rice cakes. The motions imitate taking a ball of rice and pounding it in your palm with your other fist. Recommended for grades 3-6.

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