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Translation of Que vois-je from L’Étrange Noël de monsieur Jack

May 20, 2009

I wondered how long I should leave it before I posted another translation from L’Étrange Noël de monsieur Jack. As you can see, I decided I didn’t need to leave very much time at all. This is one of the best tracks from the film and is great for practising your French listening.

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Translation of Oogie Boogie Blues from L’Étrange Noël de monsieur Jack

May 9, 2009

Something a little bit different this time. In 1993, Tim Burton’s excellent Disney musical “The Nightmare Before Christmas” was released. Last night I was watching the DVD with the French soundtrack and decided to translate one of the French versions of the songs back into English. For practical and poetic reasons, there are significant differences between the French and English versions of the songs so the exercise is not altogether pointless!

In the song I have chosen “Oogie Boogie Blues”, there is some fairly advanced vocabulary, so the translation should be quite interesting for most.

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