Do you listen to music in a language that you don't understand?
Having lived in countries where I don't speak the language and having friends from others I often listen to music in languages where I either understand very little or nothing at all. Chinese, Russian, German and Spanish to name a few.
Do you listen to foreign music just because you like the sound?
I love Latin music and Operas from Austria. I don't understand them but love them very much.
No, I couldn't deal not knowing what's being said. The meaning of songs has a lot to due with why I listen to them.
I love Spanish and Mexican even though I understand not a word
Yes. I sometimes listen to Manu Chao, Seu Jorge and the Buena Vista Social Club. I know a few phrases, but that is all. Sometimes the power of the music is stronger than the lyrics.
All the time. To me, there's something compelling, mysterious and engaging about music in other languages. The melodies are enhanced, and the vocal nuances take front and center. If the singing is particularly good, the story will still be very clear. This is particularly true for music with a dramatic arc, such as classical opera.
Yes, I don't understand enough Hawaiian to say I know what I'm singing about sometimes. I also listen to a lot of Ceu, who speaks Portuguese.
Yes I listen to music even though I can't understand the language of it. If the rhythm of the music seems beautiful for my ears I would listen to it. Sometimes I search for a translation of a song I didn't understand.
yes... i don't understand Arabic language but i do listen to Arabic songs.. i have now learned a few words and their meanings while listening to those songs..
I have always been a meta/rock/classic rock kinda girl. I love singing along and jamming out, even doing the ole bob n weave in the car....yeah, I'm that girl. When I was young, my choir instructor made us sing Mozart's Requiem for a competition. Since then, I have an appreciation classical, baroque, opera and the like, but I never really listen to it. Then I heard an opera piece in a movie of all places and immediately fell in love with it. The movie was Hannibal. I challenge anyone and everyone to listen to this and tell me by the end of it that you're not moved... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOe2ubqeHec
I listen to opera recordings, many of which are written in Italian or German. I don't read, write, or speak either language.
Yeah, for sure. Music is a universal language in its own rite. Spanish, Zulu, Hindi, Tamil, Portuguese, Italian, etc. It's great to expand your horizons.
Definitely. Half the time, I can hardly understand the lyrics of singers who do speak my own language.
Absolutely! I love listening to music in Korean and Japanese. I love how the language sounds when it is sung.
It would never occur to me to listen to music in another language, but Opera seems to be the exception to that
Although I know Spanish and can understand Italian to an extent due to similarities, I largely cannot understand Italian music. However, I do listen to a lot of Italian artists because I think the language just sounds beautiful. Good question!
Yes often I do. Like its very pleasing to listen to some arabic song!
by thirdmillenium 12 months ago
Some times the music would be so riveting that you keep listening.Do you that?
by lilian_sg 8 years ago
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by pjdscott 8 years ago
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by CWanamaker 6 years ago
Does music affect your mood, or does your mood affect your choice in music?
by lizy625 8 years ago
Everyday I start out with a "cd djour", the problem being-I have too many cd"s! When I am asked what my favorite song is-I have to say ALL of them!-Does anyone else have this problem? Have you settled on just one song, or genre? Do you listen to the music, or do you hear the words?
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