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Japanese 2 7.14%
Korean 0 0%
French 7 25.00%
German 7 25.00%
Spanish 5 17.86%
Portuguese 0 0%
Chinese 5 17.86%
other 2 7.14%
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Old 20.08.2005, 18:59   #16
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Chinese, unequivocally.

China is gobbling up all investments, lucrative merger deals, just advancing at enormous, I would say unhealthy rate...know the language of your enemy

Love German...so many people complain that it's very harsh sounding but for me it's melodious. I know it's a strong word but I am not afraid to use it

Portuguese sounds magic when you listen to Brazilian bossa nova.
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Portuguese sounds magic when you listen to Brazilian bossa nova.
Love bossa nova too.
Ever heard something from Amália Rodrigues, the true "fado", the portuguese national song?

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sorry 4 offtopic:
can you give some links to download this nova ... thanks! ^)
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Old 20.08.2005, 21:23   #19
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sorry 4 offtopic:
can you give some links to download this nova ... thanks! ^)
Hey U!

A brasilian resident asking for links to bossa nova???... Oh! I see! Music is in Rio de Janeiro (continua lindo). In São Paulo it's only towers, factories... and italians...

Searching in my messy hard drives and in the Net, and will come up with something really good for you!

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BTW, I am not resident of Brazil ... I am a resident of the world at large ... So what's this Bosa Nova like? Is it like girl from Ipanema?
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BTW, I am not resident of Brazil ... I am a resident of the world at large ... So what's this Bosa Nova like? Is it like girl from Ipanema?
Definitely "Garota de Ipanema" is bossa nova. I'm still working on your request.
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Definitely "Garota de Ipanema" is bossa nova. I'm still working on your request.
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thanks Red_Stone!
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Old 23.08.2005, 01:59   #23
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Love bossa nova too.
Ever heard something from Amália Rodrigues, the true "fado", the portuguese national song?

Cheers!
Yes, I did...she's good, but not my favorite.
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Nara Leao....
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Old 23.08.2005, 10:52   #24
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German, because my aunt was teaching me it in childhood and there is some kind of nostalgia for these language
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Yes, I did...she's good, but not my favorite.
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Nara Leao....
Not surprised! You said before that you find melody in the german language. As a matter of fact original portuguese has a very soft music (accent) in itself, while brasilian portuguese has a hard music (accent). That's why it's easier for a foreigner learning portuguese with a brasilian accent. And that's why, for example, I manage speaking portuguese with a brasilian accent and never found a brasilian person being able to speak the language as a portuguese does...

As far as brasilian singers are concerned, I like Tom Jobim and Nara, but indeed prefer Chico Buarque and Elis Regina...

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I chose German as it sounds really very melodious as some one said, bt I think Chinese will be leader.
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I chose German as it sounds really very melodious
Don't want to install a pollemic. But using "very melodious" when referring to the german language, I thought I would never read or hear... Well... may be from a danish (I've heard some some swedish saying that danish is not a language, it's a throat disease)

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Old 25.08.2005, 03:32   #28
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Well, its neo-melodious. Melodious, but perhaps not in traditional sense. Everybody usually picks Italian/Spanish/French as the most pleasing to the ear...but c'mon, it's such a cliche

German is great to listen to whether it's a song, a movie or a speech. I thoroughly enjoyed watching "Run Lola Run" in German...it's not as smooth as some other languages but its "bumpiness" adds a certain charm...for me
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Well, its neo-melodious. Melodious, but perhaps not in traditional sense. Everybody usually picks Italian/Spanish/French as the most pleasing to the ear...but c'mon, it's such a cliche
"neo-melodious"??? What's that? In my humble opinion melody is there or isn't. And there is no traditional nor pseudo-modern sense. Unless - in the abstract - we can find melodious the noise made by a plane crashing...
Spanish??? With all those guttural sounds???
I must clarify my previous interventions. I've read the "melodious" in the field of spoken language, not sung. When you sing, the eventual lack of melody of the language is masked by the background music.
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German is great to listen to whether it's a song, a movie or a speech. I thoroughly enjoyed watching "Run Lola Run" in German...it's not as smooth as some other languages but its "bumpiness" adds a certain charm...for me
OK I understand that people can find german (or any other guttural language) beautiful, powerful, great! I myself - not understanding 99.99% of the words - like hearing the german language, its hardness! But insist, there is no melody there!

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Old 25.08.2005, 19:15   #30
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french. actually i've tried to learn it long ago and then i stopped for some reasons. i need it because France is the best place for me study for some reasons. huh, lazy me, can't start again.
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