Halloween in a number of languages

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Some good Halloween-themed stuff from YouTube today:

Apparently this song known as C'est l'Halloween is popular in French immersion and French classes throughout Canada, though Calgary seems to have missed that. We did get Sol the clown shows but the songs we used in French class were never particularly good.

Les sorcières sortent le soir.
Les fantômes aussi.
Le ciel est tout noir.
Les nuages sont gris.
Est-ce que tu as peur
des méchants esprits?
O Monsieur,
Oui, oui, oui, oui, oui.
C'est l'Halloween...

Pendant l'Halloween,
tu peux être ce que tu veux.
Un tigre féroce
Ou un serpent bleu.
Il se fait tard,
Tu rentres à la maison.
O Madame,
Non, non, non, non, non.

La lune, elle est pleine.
Le hibou, il crie.
De toutes les branches,
Pendent les chauve-souris.
Est-ce que tu as peur
de cette nuit?
O Madame,
Oui, oui, oui, oui, oui.

There are a ton of The Nightmare Before Christmas songs on YouTube translated into a ton of languages, and if you're lucky you'll find them not only with lyrics but with an English translation as well. One person seems to have done a lot of work in 2008 translating the French version of the movie:

But subtitles alone are good too (German version now):

There is also Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, some others as well. Check the related videos on the right to see if you can find a version in a language you are currently studying. For the last video to embed in the post I think I'll go with the Russian version of Jack's Lament.

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