A Conversation for The H2G2 French Language Help Desk

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Post 81

aka Bel - A87832164

never heard of thatsmiley - sadface
Bel
smiley - somersault


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Post 82

Rosa Baggins

smiley - cheersThank you Belana for your very kind help and assistance.smiley - smiley

Kat


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Post 83

Loup Dargent

Going back to Serge Gainsbourg, I managed to access some websites dedicated to him...smiley - bubbly

One of them got the lyrics for his songs...smiley - cool

Should be interesting [and challenging] trying to translate some extracts from them...smiley - winkeye

I'm still smiley - blushing after having read the lyrics for "Les sucettes a l'anis" [not really, but I didn't remember all of it from when I heard it last time... So it was a rediscovery like...smiley - devil]...smiley - whistle

smiley - run

loupsmiley - fullmoon


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Post 84

aka Bel - A87832164

I don't know whether I know that song, I'm really bad with titlessmiley - sadface
The only one I definately know is Je t'aime-moi non plus, which we used to dance to when we were twelve years old, none of us knowing a single french word then, but that wasn't really necessary smiley - winkeye


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Post 85

Loup Dargent

smiley - yikes The noises made by Jane Birkin in the background were self-explanatory enough...smiley - whistle

I will try to post some extracts from some of the songs tomorrow...smiley - cool

Could be an interesting way of studying French...smiley - biggrin

Hehe... This project might soon become rather popular with the lurkers...smiley - devil

Well, culture doesn't have to be boring, does it?!...smiley - winkeye

smiley - ok Talk soon...smiley - surfer

A bientot...

loupsmiley - fullmoon




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Post 86

You can call me TC - would the last one to leave please switch the lights out? Thanks!

Ah Loup - just the person I am looking for. Can you help me and confirm that I am not absolutely mad and that many years ago there was a song about "La Jeune Fille du Pressing" . I can't find it anywhere and I'm so sure it existed I can even sing bits of it. I've searched the web as well as I could, starting with google.fr, but aren't getting anywhere.

Please.

S'il te plaît.


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Post 87

Loup Dargent

Hi TC...smiley - smiley

That does ring a bell somehow... Do you remember who was singing it?!

I will try to search for it anyway... I seem to be lucky with my web searches at the moment...smiley - biggrin

loupsmiley - fullmoon


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Post 88

You can call me TC - would the last one to leave please switch the lights out? Thanks!

If I could remember I would probably have found it. And these 60s/70s French singers all sounded the same to me. (sorry)

I am a particular fan of Yves Duteuil - an absolute wizard with words, his songs were full of puns that even I could understand and his articulation is impeccable, his voice totally sexy.


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Post 89

Loup Dargent

I tried the site where I found Gainsbourg's songs but there was nothing close to "La Jeune Fille Du Pressing" smiley - wahsmiley - wahsmiley - wah

The only title with "la jeune fille" was "La Jeune Fille Du metro"...smiley - sadface

Doesn't mean that the song doesn't exist though as the songs on their site are only those that their authors haven't objected to the publication of their lyrics for personal and educative use etc...

[Quite good news in a way if we post the full lyrics of some of the songs on here as it would not be in breach of any copyright and would be for educative purpose anyway...smiley - winkeye]

But it's possible to find a song by typing an extract of the lyrics in their search engine...smiley - cool

I'm going to add the link to the site on the HelpDesk page later on...smiley - star

It's http://www.paroles.net/ and it's free to use [well most of it]...smiley - bubbly

Have fun surfing it... I know I had...smiley - bubbly

A bientot...smiley - surfer

loupsmiley - fullmoon


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Post 90

Rosa Baggins

Hi Belana, Trillian's Child and Loup

I wonder if you know the names of the songs being sung in French tv car adverts.smiley - cheers

Thanks

Kat


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Post 91

You can call me TC - would the last one to leave please switch the lights out? Thanks!

If it's the same as in the German one - a really catchy tune, sounds like "Should I stay or should I go?"

Have asked around the office and the one I'm thinking of is for the Smart "Roadster". Am working on remembering it.

There is a Citroen ad (for the Berlingot) - or is it a Renault one - with Chris Montez' "The more I see you" - one of the few good songs to come out of the 60s.


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Post 92

Rosa Baggins

Merci beaucoup Trillian's Child for your very kind help and assitance. One was with a couple who where chasing each other (the man had spikey hair) via a car which ended with the man with the spikey hair driving the car away leaving his girlfriend stranded in the fountain.

There is a song sung both in Hercules Poirot (The Links) where a woman sung a French song in a hotel called Le Gold and it is the same song sung in Maigret but by a man with a guitar where Maigret was with his wife in a cafe (outdoor) which is very haunting and very beautiful.

Kat smiley - cat


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Post 93

Rosa Baggins

smiley - sorryThe hotel was not called le Gold but le Golf.smiley - smiley

Katsmiley - cat I like feeding my computer smiley - mouse with cheese.


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Post 94

You can call me TC - would the last one to leave please switch the lights out? Thanks!

I don't think we have that on German TV but I'll keep a look out.


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Post 95

You can call me TC - would the last one to leave please switch the lights out? Thanks!

The song I was thinking of is now playing continually on German radio and is used in the Smart Roadster adverts (don't know if that's what they're called elsewhere)

Search for the lyrics to Ingrid : "Tu m'as promis et je t'ai cru"

(translation: You promised me and I believed you)

The words are very very sad, I sat there reading them at work and the tears started pouring down my cheeks.

Funny they should use that for the ad - it doesn't fit at all.


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Post 96

Loup Dargent

Had a quick look just now...

I see what you mean... Not exactly a cheerful song...

I can't say I remember it though... But it's because there is no music on that particular site... I will try to run a search on Ingrid... Might find a site on her with her songs being able to be listened to...smiley - smiley

Worth a try anyway...smiley - biggrin

Talk soon... A bientot...smiley - surfer

loupsmiley - fullmoon


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Post 97

aka Bel - A87832164

If searching for the tune you'll probably have to go to Kazaa, but you really need a good firewall and virus protection before you dosmiley - laugh


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Post 98

Loup Dargent

smiley - ok I will [try there _and_ do what you said]...smiley - cheers

But, first, I'm going to have some sleep...smiley - wah

Pas de repos pour moi pendant les Paques...smiley - sadface
[No rest for me during Easter]

I worked last night and I'm working again tonight...smiley - yikes

A bientot...smiley - surfer

loupsmiley - fullmoon


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Post 99

aka Bel - A87832164

Joyeux Paques pourtant smiley - chick
Have a nice easter neverthelesssmiley - cheerup


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Post 100

You can call me TC - would the last one to leave please switch the lights out? Thanks!

The Ingrid song is not an old one - sorry if I created that impression. It is very new. Do listen if you can find it - the tune is very catchy.


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