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    Red face Talking to a baby

    Hello,
    I am from Germany & have a question about "talking to a baby":
    What's the correct english expression for animating a baby to wave
    her hand ? ("Make wavy, wavy." or something like that? or should the verbs "beckon" or "motion" be used somehow ?)
    Thanks for help.
    Dinilein

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    Re: Talking to a baby

    As in German: "Winke winke!"?

    I suppose some parents may say "Wavy-wavy" (but definitely not "Make wavy-wavy"). You might also hear: "Wave bye-bye", or "Wave hello", as appropriate.

    I really don't think either "beckon" or "motion" would be used to talk to a baby.

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    Red face Re: Talking to a baby

    You are right: I meant the german expression "Winke, winke".
    Thanks for your advice.

    Dinilein

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    Re: Talking to a baby

    Rewboss is correct dinilein, "Wave bye-bye" or "Wave hello" are normally used.

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