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Music in foreign languages
August 25, 2011
Minnesota, USA


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August 21, 2011

blueslant said: 

Whoa, I really like both the Persian songs you posted. (I also had no idea until I looked it up just now that "Persian" is the preferred name for the language.) Your music definitely pushes Farsi (Persian?) up near the top of my language bucket list. I absolutely love Dutch music and translating songs has been tons of fun for me throughout the process, so finding out I like Farsi music too is a nice push in another direction.

Honestly, I am more likely to say Farsi everywhere except on language forums, where I have been seriously scolded in the past for using that term.  Persian, Farsi... both are fine with me!  :)


To round out this post, I'll include some more Persian songs that I really love:

Aftab by Black Cats

Cheshme Siat by Mansour  < The "old school" music video for this one is awesome!

Halimeh by Sandy     < funny video also


Slower songs:

Ye Shabe Mahtab by Farhad   <<<  wow, Persian sounds beautiful in this song

Sange Saboor by Mohsen Chavoshi  < This is from the movie "Santoori"

Ey Yar Yarom by Mohsen Namjoo


I hope you like at least one song.  :)

Native:   English   Learning:   Persian   Next Up:   Spanish   Intrigued By:   Currently: Speaking a lot of Persian & working on a website with resources for Persian learners
August 25, 2011
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.



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July 15, 2011

Thanks for the Persian music; I will definitely use these songs for my next language mission! I highly recommend checking out Niyaz not only because they are my favorite music group but they also sing in Turkish, Urdu and Persian (not sure if Dari or Farsi is used). I would say that 90% of their songs are in Persian. The reason I hesitate to say Farsi is because many of their songs are old poems by Yalal ad-Din Muhammad Baljí (also known as Rumi or Mevlan) who was originally from Afghanistan where the Dari dialect is spoken. Anyway, I highly recommend you check them out:

Niyaz “Nahan”  (Persian)

Niyaz "Allahi Allah (live)":  (Persian)

Niyaz "Beni Beni" feature=related (Turkish)

Azam Ali (singer of Niyaz) "Spring Arrives"  (Persian)

Niyaz "Ishq"  (Urdu) 


I hope that you guys enjoy this group as much as I do :)

Learning to fluency:  
There will definitely be more that follow!
August 25, 2011
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.



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July 15, 2011

Some Turkish for those learning Turkish as well:

Teoman "Kupa Kızı Ve Sinek Valesi"  (Rock)

Umut Kaya "Mor Yazma"  (Rock with lyrics below)

Umut Kaya "Mevsimler Gecerken"   (Rock)

Yusuf Güney "Aşka İnat" feature=feedlik (catchy pop)

Sertab Erener "Bu Böyle"  (pop with subtitles so that you can read along)


Again, enjoy :)  

Learning to fluency:  
There will definitely be more that follow!
August 25, 2011
Winnipeg, Canada


Forum Posts: 72
Member Since:
July 5, 2011

Here's one for Spanish learners (woot!)


Luis Fonsi - Respira


And don't forget any English learners we may have here in the forums! But I'm mostly posting it because I really, really like it laugh They're a local band from waaay over in Vancouver.


Jasper Sloan Yip - Kiddo

Knows: English (Canadian, native) Spanish (although there's always room for improvement), Learning: I've been lazy recently...

August 26, 2011
Dublin, Ireland

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July 22, 2011

Another Spanish song from a band I have become VERY much attached to... thanks to iTunes I can listen to their album whenever I want to (which is a lot!)... wink


Vetusta Morla - Lo Que Te Hace Grande

Native:   Gaeilge,  English Studies:  Polish On Hold:  Spanish Next:  Italian
Is cainteoir dúchais Gaeilge mé. Same with English. Zacząłem uczyć się polskiego, y ahora, he dejado aprender el castellano.
March 9, 2012


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March 6, 2012

For Turkish music I listen to Bandista sometimes, who offer much of their music as a free download via their site: http://tayfabandista.org/bandsista/

I am looking for more, though. Will definitely check out the recommendations upthread.

mother tongue: german  fluent: english  learning: turkish, russian  re-learning: italian, french
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