Do You Enjoy Listening To Music In Foreign Languages?

Canada
August 27, 2009 1:48am CST
I love listening to music in foreign languages. I don't understand most of what is being said, and a wonderful friend of mine has even agreed to translate a couple of songs for me that I really like, because I'm curious as to what they mean. Most of the time I just like to listen to music for the vlice and the sound of the music itsself, not necessarily for the words. Howewver, when I find songs that I really really really like, then I'll ask someone to translate them for me. Do you like listening to music in languages that you may not understand? Why or why not? What languages do you prefer? Those who know me know that I really like Croatian, Serbian, Russian, and German music.
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@youless (90248)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 09
I think the music is without the border. I like listening to foreign songs. Mainly I listen to English songs, and sometimes I will listen to French, Japanese songs and so on. As long as the melody is nice, I don't care about whether I can understand its language or not. I love China
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• China
11 Sep 09
Are you chinese? I am chinese. I like American songs. sometimes I listen to Russian songs. Apart from a few words, I don't know any Russian at all. but these songs often effect a change of my emotion even though i don't understand the meaning.
@loudcry (1045)
• India
28 Aug 09
I do listen to spanish songs, because I have been trying to learn that language for some time now. But you have kindled my interest in listening tro songs from different languages, especially croatian. I had once listened to an eritrian song on the net. Hey, I speak two Indian languages Hindi and Kannada. If you want any translations or a list of good songs I will be glad to help you.
@sweetlady10 (3620)
• United States
28 Aug 09
I like to listen to music which I understand. If its instrumental music than it does not matter from what country or what culture the music is, I just enjoy that. But if there are words in the music than I have to understand it to enjoy. I like Indian music.
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• United States
28 Aug 09
I love Spanish music and Uzbek music.
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@bigplay (212)
• United States
28 Aug 09
Not really i don't like listening to foreign music, but there is this one fillipino song that i like and it sounds crazy, i listen to it at youtube.
@maysya (84)
• Indonesia
28 Aug 09
ya, i can enjoy do that, even i don't know he meaning of the lyrics. the important thing for me is, it has easy listening music. i like english song and indian song
@taztheone (1726)
• India
27 Aug 09
I love listening to songs of any language, provided the songs are good. To me its the Music that matters rather than wordings. Wordings gives an added advantage to the songs.
@lhsy2k (227)
• United States
27 Aug 09
I really don't. I like to be able to understand what I am listening to.
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@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
27 Aug 09
I really like listening to music of a different culture or country. I just really follow the rhythms and beats of the music/song. I don't care if I don't understand what they are singing about. I have problems understanding the lyrics of songs sung in English. lol.
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• Belgium
27 Aug 09
Yes I do enjoy listeneing to songs from foreign languages that I do not understand. Sometimes the music is so beautiful that the lyrics do not matter much. I have listened to songs from many Indian languages that I do not understand. Also I like listening to Arabic and French songs. Listening to French songs has inspired me to learn French language actually.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
Hi danishcanadian, I love music..be it English, Malay, Indian, Hindi, Indonesian, Latin, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin...I love them all Music is the most wonderful thing on earth, it fills our soul, it had 'no boundaries - Chris Allen', it is universal like 'Jaiho' - Hindi (movie- Slumdog Millionaire)..everyone can enjoy and appreciate it :) I still remember when I was very young, I follow a local tour to Penang, while on the bus, we take turn to sing as the travelling journey is very long~ 5 hours. So, I took the mike and sing a Hindi song, great song, I can pronounced it but I know nothing about its meaning...lol When I mop the floor at home, I will on Latin American song and Arab song and mop and swing along...that is really fun!
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
I love also foreign song like English, Spanish, Japanese or Korean. Even if I don't understand some of them but their melody is good and some of them are upbeat. Sometimes I'm also sing some of them even if I don't pronounce the lyrics very well. I love music everytime I'm cleaning or being alone I like to sing to entertain myself. I like also our own songs and English songs as well.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
28 Aug 09
Dear agv, Totally agree with you...those songs with wonderful melody and of upbeat, it really capture the listeners heart no matter where...it can be appreciated and at times we can even sing its chorus without knowing what it means.. The famous Philippines song 'Anak' was so popular that it has been translated to Mandarin, English and Bahasa Malaysia. I love this song very much...2 thumbs up for the Philippines The legendary musician from Japan ' Kitaro ' music have travels the world and played at many restaurants and cafes, isn't it amazing! Thanks for your comments, truly hope to hear from you on my latest topic too! Do keep in touch & happy myLotting :)
@Elaine77 (315)
• China
24 Sep 09
hi there, Yea, most of the songs that I love to heard are foreign language songs, mainly are english songs, sometimes I also put some korean and japanese songs in my play list.
@harshadod (858)
• India
11 Sep 09
Music has no language. It needs a receptive heart and mind.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
hi!^^ i also enjoy listening to music in foreign languages. i like the Japanese pop, Korean pop, and Taiwanese pop. most of the time, when i really like a song, i would search for its lyrics in the internet and memorize it. ^^ and i've become a fan of some of the foreign artists whose songs i really loved and i've continued to follow their career. ^^
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
8 Sep 09
Hi danish, I enjoy listening to music. Yeah, I love all kind of music as long as it suits my taste. It doesn’t matter the music is in whatever language. I’m always attracted by the melody as well as the rhythm of the song. If I really come across any melodious music I would try to get that music and save it in my pc. I like enjoying to listen to the new song when surfing net It’s so pleasant to hum the lovely melody of music even if I don’t understand the language of it. Though I don’t understand the foreign languages of some of the songs I love, I still enjoy listening to them every now and then From the voice, emotion and sentiment performing in the music, I could imagine what the singer tries to represent in the song. If I could I would like to get the lyrics of it with translation. I love the foreign music from some of the Asian countries. Happy posting
@williamjisir (22905)
• China
6 Sep 09
Hello friend. I enjoy listening to music in foreign languages though I don't understand its content. I love a song for it beautiful melody. I love to listen to Japanese songs and Korean songs as they are often heard on TV series in China. Also I love to listen to Indian songs and music. They sound very beautiful to me. I listened to a lot of them when Ezihippo was available, but no more. I used to listen to a lot Indian songs and music from the site, but it is a pity that it has vanished because I cannot log in any more.
@veronizm (909)
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
I have a Buddha Bar album which features songs in Pakistan language (i guess). I don't understand a single word of it but I really like the melody. It's some kind of a mixed jazz / bosa nova / restaurant-bar music. Anyway, buddha bar is a genre itself :) I also have some songs from Enya which some of it is English but most is of a different language (Irish, i think). I also have bosa nova music from Astrud Gilberto (Brazilian). I like the sound of their voices and the music itself so I really don't mind if I don't understand the language. I'm sure they're not using profanities in it :) lol.
• United States
1 Sep 09
I do. I love listening to music in Japanese and Korean. I don't know what they are saying but I love it and I look up the translations later. Listening to music in other languages make us learn more about other people from different cultures which I think is cool. Everyone should be able to learn about different cultures and respect them as well.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I have heard some of the foreign language music. I really did not care too much for it since I could not understand what was being said in them. I like some of the music without the words being sang though.
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
29 Aug 09
No... Actually yes... I love Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Bach, etc