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Hallo, hallo, schön, dass du da bist
Hallo, hallo, schön, dass du da bist
Die Hacken und die Spitzen, die wollen nicht mehr sitzen
Die Hacken und die Zehen, wollen weitergehen \

I tried using google translator but I don't understand the results, in english or spanish. Looks like Hacken is heel, but I don't get it about Spitzen.

Also, why is "schön" followed by a comma? Isn't it like saying "Nice, to have you here". Like it looks weird.

I'm just starting to learn German.

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    There's a fun additional challenge here. If you sing this to Austrian children, they'll be confused, as Hacke in Austrian German exclusively means "hatchet", never "heel" (for which only Ferse is used). – phipsgabler Mar 18 at 9:01
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    And maybe this is almost a duplicate: german.stackexchange.com/q/22334/1626. – phipsgabler Mar 18 at 9:02
  • There's the German language word Haxe releating to leg. Is this not used in Austria, also? – Bernhard Döbler Mar 18 at 12:43
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    Absolutely, but I think Hacke refers only to the same very small part of the foot as Ferse, doesn't it? – phipsgabler Mar 18 at 13:00
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    @phipsgabler Same in modern standard German, I'd say. I understand the word, but I'd never use it to mean heel, and I'm not sure I'd understand it without context. It's probably outdated or dialect, or both. – Konrad Rudolph Mar 18 at 14:18
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“Spitzen” here is most likely short for “Zehenspitzen” - which means the tips of (one’s) toes. The following line - which talks about heels and toes - would fit this interpretation.

And the comma isn’t related to the “schön” but rather to the “dass”, which is preceded by a comma because it connects a “Nebensatz” (subordinate clause) to the main clause of the sentence. Here is a resource that explains more in German. Here is an English one.

*Update: found a Spanish one, as well!

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    Or just Fußspitzen. – Carsten S Mar 18 at 7:12
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    tendiere auch eher zu Fußspitzen (als Gegensatz zu Hacken), obwohl im Kindergarten vielleicht Zehenspitzen insgesamt geläufiger sind. – Wolf Mar 18 at 14:06
  • @CarstenS Could be if you regard Fußspitzen and Zehen as synonyms (see lines 3 and 4). But I doubt that kindergarten-children make a difference between Zehen and Zehenspitzen although there is one. – Paul Frost Mar 19 at 12:16

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