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Foreign Language Challenge! (January 2016)

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About a week ago, I said we'd be having several challenges running at the same time. Several people had hinted in the past that they wanted this one. Leaving this here to be filled in a little later ;) (probably tonight).

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Several people had expressed interest for a foreign language challenge, so it is now a reality :D

This is a challenge where you will learn to sing a song in a language that you are not fluent in. I know some people here actually know multiple languages. It is important to sing a song, in the language that you do not have fluent control of, for the sake of the challenge.

Based on the fact that this challenge involves learning lyrics containing words that you are not used to saying, this challenge will run for 60 days. It starts now.

I've already decided on the song I will be using.

Por Ti Volare by Andrea Bocelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beautiful song! :)

 

Gsoul82, the one who uploaded that video is Spanish, and then the title is in Spanish. Andrea Bocelli is singing in Italian in that song. I've found this video, which is not him but has the lyrics! 

 

Here is him singing in Spanish (the lyrics doesn't have the right stress marks but I guess that doesn't matter much... :D )

 

He is Italian but his Spanish in this song is perfect.

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Yeah, I didn't check that video, but I knew that version of the song probably wasn't the original, because "Bocelli" is an Italian name. The version I've heard is in Spanish, and I know a little Spanish, so I wanted to do that one.

Yeah, it could be tricky, because you not only have to memorize words you're not familiar with, but try to get the pronunciation correct, as well.

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  • 4 weeks later...

I tried to avoid the languages I have some familiarity with for the sake of the challenge (French/Spanish/Italian/Korean). I loved the Disney OST's growing up and i frequently listen to the foreign dubs of songs that stand out in my memory or look for new ones a lot - The Norwegian singer's voice (Tor Endresen) for the Tarzan soundtrack blew me away when I first heard him. I did "Two Worlds, One Family" (To liv, Til hørlighet - literally "two lives, belonging") for the challenge in Norwegian. If there are any scandinavian/Norwegian users here it would be great to know if my pronunciation doesn't suck =D

https://app.box.com/s/q1z3hldhv1loq8agbyqx90fpatbk5tms

These are the lyrics if anyone is interested:

Skjebnen vandrer sine egne veier

To liv, tilhørighet

Velg din vei, i kjærlighet

Som bare hjertet vet

 

The fate wanders (in) its own ways

Two lives, belonging

Choose your way, in love

That only your heart knows about

 

Et paradis på ukjent sted

En verden uten fortred

Et enkelt liv, et liv i fred

 

A paradise on an unknown place

A world without any damage

A simple life, a peaceful life

 

Løvet hvisker under nakne føtter

To liv, tilhørighet

Velg din vei, i kjærlighet

Som bare hjertet vet

 

Leaves whisper under naked feet

Two lives, belonging

Choose your way, in love

That only your heart knows about

 

Her under trærnes dunkle tak

Solens stråler leker med

Et enkelt liv, et liv i fred

 

Here under the dim roof of the trees

Do the sunbeams play with

A simple life, a peaceful life

 

Løft ditt hode, aksle din bør

Styrke det har du i deg

Og bygg din borg, vit hva du gjør

For tiden som kommer, blir farlig
Far varig frem

 

Lift your head, remove your burden

You will have strength

And build your castle, know what you're doing

'Cause the time comes will be dangerous

Move carefully

 

Mellomspill

 

Interlude

 

Helt uten ord er moders gråt

Helt uten ord et sinn i sorg

En drøm som brast, en fallen borg

 

A mother's tears are completely without words

A sorrowed mind, completely without words

A broken dream, a destroyed castle

 

 

Et sted finnes et håp som kaller

To liv, tilhørighet

Velg din vei, i kjærlighet

Som bare hjertet vet

 

Somewhere there is a hope that calls

Two lives, belonging

Choose your way, in love

That the heart only knows about

 

 

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