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Joyeuse Saint Valentin Joueur – French Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is coming so thought I’d do some research into it and maybe find some cheesy songs I love to share for this #FrenchFriday post but I can’t say I was able to find a lot of content and don’t want to have retell the retelling of the story myself, I did find out that in France you only give a present to your significant other, friends not allowed. Shame.

The first video I want to share is this french Valentine’s Day Rhyme that was inspired by the drawings of Raymond Peynet. It’s cute, there’s a transcript (at the bottom of the page) and you can learn some vocabulary.

Une histoire de coeurs – La Saint Valentin – Valentine’s Day – French

For the second video we have a history of St. Valentine’s day and only 3 minutes long. I don’t normally share these type of videos for various reasons but I wasn’t finding a lot of content and found this video that a French teacher shared with me once so I got somewhat nostalgic, I’m also able to understand it a lot better now.

La véritable histoire de la Saint-Valentin, le 14 février

Finally, I will share one cheesy song, it’s not a great song but the lyrics are on screen and it’s easy to follow and hey, it wouldn’t be a holiday themed French post without a song.

Chanson Saint Valentin 💘 Chanson d’Amour “in love”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndUAZRlSQHk

st valentines french neon Mask song lyrics

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Une histoire de coeurs

Coeur d’oiseau bleu,
Je t’aime un peu.
Je suis heureux !

Coeur de poulet,
Je t’aime assez.
Je suis flatté.

Coeur de lapin,
Je t’aime bien.
Nous sommes copains !

Coeur de loup-garou,
Je t’aime beaucoup.
Je suis jaloux !

Coeur d’éléphant,
Je t’aime vraiment.
Je suis content !

Coeur d’alligator,
Je t’adore !
Encore ! Encore !

Coeur de lion,
C’est la passion !
Quelle émotion !

Coeur de zébu,
Je ne t’aime plus.
Je suis déçu !

Coeur de souris,
C’est fini !
Je suis guéri !

French Zelda Songs with Lyrics

While searching for some French content on youtube I found some Song lyrics of video game music, specifically for The Legend of Zelda series. I’m usually not a huge fan of theme songs with fandubbed lyrics anymore since it’s been overdone for at least a decade now but these ones were impressive. They’re in French with subtitles, some even with English subtitles so they’re great to practice and rather imaginative lyrics for most of the songs. I’ll be sharing the 5 Zelda songs but her channel has other gaming original lyrics songs in French among other stuf, you can subscribe to Ozdust’s youtube channel here.

The Legend of Zelda – Song of Storms French

The Legend of Zelda – Gerudo Valley Cover

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – Midna’s Lament

Zelda Majora’s Mask – Song of Healing Lyrics Cover

Zelda Majora’s Mask – Stone Tower Temple French Cover

French Zelda Majoras Mask song lyrics

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French Memes

Memes may have started on the internet since its inception, it wasn’t until much later that 4chan popularized various memes but they’ve truly gone global with each country having their own specific memes that don’t leave the region.

I decided to look for some and found this compilation of various memes. Of course without much context many of them can be difficult to understand but here it is:

I also found this remix which at least includes subtitles and makes theme easier to follow in song form:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kax2xpL5o6o

I will see what are some of my favorites and see if I can help explain the context a little better so they’re not left as region only memes, we’re worldwide now bébé.

french meme

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French Land Before Time

Growing up I was a big fan of the Land Before Time and since I recently watched all the movies I thought about finding the original movie in French to practice. Called Le Petit Dinosaure et la Vallée des merveilles in France and just Petit-Pied: le dinosaure in Quebec Canadian French to practice.

I decided to choose a few clips I found on youtube from different parts of the movie that are fairly easy to understand, especially if you’ve seen the movie before. Some of the words do go above what I can understand but I feel satisfied.

I’m actually am not sure which version I ended up watching since my ear is not trained well enough yet to differentiate between both accents but I’m fairly sure it’s from the Quebec dub. And I think all the clips I chose here are from the version I watched but I may be mistaken.

Overall the voices aren’t too bad, they mostly resemble the originals, at least with Little Foot and Ducky (named Becky here), Petri can be hit or miss depending on the line and Cera for the most part is my least favorite.

And finally I have a fandub of Diana Ross’ If We Hold On Together from the movie which is in English in the movie but this version in French by miouneTV is great and I decided to feature it here. The lyrics are below.

Paroles:

Tu es bien loin
Mais au fil des jours
Suis ton chemin
Sans faire demi-tour

Vis en croyant
En tes rêves d’enfant
Les merveilles t’attendent là-bas
Vis ton histoire
Avec foi et gloire
Garde l’espoir qu’il y a en toi

Si nous restons tous ensemble
Nos rêves deviendront éternels
Ils nous protègent
On les entend
Près du soleil
Qui nous appelle

Les âmes au vent savent comment voler
Cherchons l’étoile
Qui puisse nous guider
Là où on sera
Une fontaine sera là
Pour soigner le passé

On croit, on prie
De tout notre esprit
Pour enfin y arriver

Si nous restons tous ensemble
Nos rêves deviendront éternels
Ils nous protègent
On les entend
Près du soleil
Qui nous appelle

Si nous sommes perdus dans le noir
L’amour nous guidera
Sa lumière nous réchauffera
Et nous donnera l’espoir

Si nous restons tous ensemble
Nos rêves deviendront éternels
Ils nous protègent, on les entend
Où les âmes ont des ailes
Près du soleil
Elles nous appellent…

land before time french le peit dinosaure petit-pied

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Bonne Année Chansons: French New Years songs

This week since it’s the new year I’ll be sharing 3 New Years French songs to practice our listening skills and enjoy this new year. These were the most interesting New Years songs in French that I was able to find, only one is themed to a specific year while the others are generic and can be used for any year but all are fun to listen to train your ears.

Bonne Année 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqbIUguHpNg
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French Christmas Songs

This week since it’s right before Xmas I’ll be sharing 3 Christmas French Songs to practice our listening skills and to enjoy the holidays as well. I have a little bit of everything from a traditional song and even a translated song. All 3 songs include the lyrics in both French and English to be able to compare them. Prendre plaisir et joyeux Noël!

Anúna : Noel Nouvelet (arr. Michael McGlynn)

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French Progress #3

Since last time I talked about my French Progress I was not doing well. So I thought I’d give an update on what these months have changed things a bit.

First of all I almost quit my small 1 year French project, but I decided against it and even if I was going to do little progress I would do little progress and continue through the year as originally planned even if the results might not be what I originally wanted. This turned out to be an excellent decision and I’m glad I didn’t quit.
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french rave neon

Things haven’t been perfect however, I’ve only studied less and less once my semester at University began. Even my habits with French Apps has gotten worse, but I do hope to change that now that this semester is finished. But yeah in general I’ve studied less, read less in french, watched less stuff in French and whatnot.

My course of French this semester gave me my first native speaker but also not a good teacher which is very important when learning a new language. I didn’t learn as much grammar from my classes but I always attended and learned plenty of cultural things even if not necessarily the skills to speak or have better grammar. I wasn’t sure if I would pass but I didn’t care to repeat since I didn’t put my 100% in it but I did pass for what it’s worth.

My last semester of school is next so things will be a bit busy with my job and site as well so I don’t know how much time I’ll be able to dedicate to my French learning but I will try to give it more emphasis than I have now and of course I will post new things related to French learning on Fridays.