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For native French speaking members

Post by Rocky Raccoon » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:23 pm

Just curious, on a scale of 0-10, how would you rate McCartney's French in "Michelle"? It's gotta be better than Strummer's Spanish in "Spanish Bombs."

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Post by Pierre » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:47 am

Not sure it's worth rating, it's only one sentence. The grammar is perfect and his accent here is good. That said, the vocabulary is basic (in like 5 year old basic), and saying "Michelle, ma belle" is the equivalent of telling Betty she's pretty.

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Post by Romain » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:31 pm

We hear very clearly that it is English that speaks but it is totally understandable, and the tone is pretty good. At the same time, there are only a few very simple words to say. It's always better than the "Mais qu'est-ce que c'est ?" of the Talking Heads :-)

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Post by spiritualized » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:02 pm

"Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce soir" springs to mind :)

Or better : voolaie voo coochaie avaic moi ce sooire.

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Post by Rocky Raccoon » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Other than the Talking Heads, what are some of the other worst examples of French sung by English-speaking artists?

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Post by Safetycat » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:16 am

Rocky Raccoon wrote:Other than the Talking Heads, what are some of the other worst examples of French sung by English-speaking artists?
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Post by BobPatience » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:37 am

Well, that 'song' is just amazing, thanks for sharing
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Post by granit » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:41 pm

German-speaking artist ... :happy-partydance:

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