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Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by by admin

Translations Wanted!

If you can help with any of the following languages, please send your translation of “Yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today” via the contact page. If the language uses a non-English alphabet, please send both a phonetic translation and one in the native alphabet. Cantonese Hungarian Flemish Gujarati Bengali Mandarin (phonetic) Hindi […]

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 by by admin

Greek translation from Billy

After a long wait, we finally have not only a native alphabet translation, but also a phonetic translation from my good friend Vasilis “Billy” Gkogkidis. Thanks Billy! Greek

Posted on January 7th, 2016 by by admin

A Klingon translation from Dave Bush

Dave kindly provided this translation of our favourite song into Klingon… thanks Dave… I award you a flaggon of blood-wine and a plate of gach!

Posted on December 10th, 2010 by by admin

Filip does Danish

Thank you Filip, my Sharepoint 2010 training course colleague, for a splendid translation of our favourite Banana-flavoured song into his mother-tongue, Danish.

Posted on February 9th, 2009 by by admin

Michal does Slovak

Michal Polak provided us with a slovak translation of our favourite music hall song “yes we have no bananas”. He says “It’s not a word-for-word translation, the second part is more like ‘indeed, we have no bananas here today’ – but it just makes more sense in Slovak that way and moreover, it scans.”, which is all you […]

Posted on November 18th, 2008 by by admin

Malay is here!

Many thanks to Sookjin Ong for a Malay version of “Yes, We Have No Bananas”; one day we’ll have made it around the whole of South-East Asia!

Posted on August 15th, 2008 by by admin

Better Dutch by MadJo

MadJo says “The Dutch translation, while literally correct, doesn’t fit the rhythm of the song. A better translation would be from Yes, I have no bananas, I have no bananas today. And the Dutch lyrics to the whole song can be found here: http://www.stud.tue.nl/~demos/Bundel/banaan.html“. Thank you, MadJo, that does scan a lot better! You have single-handedly saved the lyrical […]

Posted on July 11th, 2008 by by admin

Anuja Does Phonetic Punjabi

My assistant Anuja has provided a viable phonetic Punjabi translation, and one day when we get one of the Punjabi phonetic entry tools for Windows to work properly, we may even display it in the correct character set.

Posted on July 11th, 2008 by by admin

Dan, He Brews Hebrew

The site’s popularity appears to be growing, as more and more people across the world realise how empty their lives were without it. Dan is the latest to contribute, with a Hebrew translation which, as Dan rightly points out, scans perfectly just like the English version. Could the Hebrew origins of the song’s writers (Cohn & Silver) […]

Posted on June 30th, 2008 by by admin

Scandinavian Success

Our Scandinavian language selection has expanded slightly thanks to Nick Hasselgreenand his Norwegian banana translation. If only there were a true Viking version too.