Firstly, what is love

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French

D'abord C'est Quoi L'amour

Attention mon coeur
Souvent tu parles trop
Souvent tu joues avec les mots
Moi quand tu parles
Je ne joue pas
Je te crois

Quand tu dis Je t'aime
Moi j'entends pour la vie
Mais toi c'est une nuit
Et sans savoir ce que c'est l'amour
Tu passes ton temps
A parler d'amour

D'abord c'est quoi l'amour
Tu ne sais pas l'amour
Un mot qu'on oublie
Tu crois que c'est ca
L'amour

Le plus important
C'est ce qu'on ne dit pas
Mais c'est ce qui se voit
Un geste, un rien, un simple regard
Je te crie souvent
Fais semblant d'y croire

D'abord c'est quoi l'amour
Tu ne sais pas l'amour
Un mot qu'on oublie
Tu crois que c'est
L'amour

Ce que je ressens pour toi
C'est comme un torrent de joie
Un feu qui brule
Au milieu de moi
Oui, c'est ca

Mais oui c'est ca l'amour
C'est dans le coeur l'amour
Ouvre-moi tes bras
L'amour c'est ca
C'est ca

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English

Firstly, what is love

Listen, my sweetheart
Often you speak too much
Often you play with words
But when you speak
I don't play around
I believe you

When you say I love you
I understand it's for life
But for you it's one night
And without knowing what love is
You spend your time
Talking of love

Firstly, what is love
You don't know love
A word that is forgotten
You think it's that
Love

The most important thing
Is that it's not something that's said
But something that's seen
A gesture, a touch, a glance
I often cry out for you
To pretend to believe it

Firstly, what is love
You don't know love
A word that is forgotten
You think it's that
Love

What I feel for you
It's like a flood of joy
A fire which burns
In my centre
Yes, it's that

But yes that's love
It's in the heart of love
Open your arms to me
That's love
It's that

Submitted by Alex_1234 on Tue, 05/03/2013 - 01:40
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BuenSabor     March 5th, 2013

I can't see any errors. I thought I found one but I was just reading it wrong.

Your sense of the words is right. Your terseness & syllable count are excellent.

Stylistically, I'm disappointed that the underlying song is revealed as being so artless. Its original rhyme scheme is banal and haphazard, not worth the struggle to reproduce or implement. The original French phrasing doesn't "feel" right. And it gets distracting to have to guess where the cedillas go. ("ça" not "ca"!) But these have nothing to do with the quality of your translation.

crimson_antics     April 9th, 2013

Hi Smile Only some minor mistakes:

"Often you play with words": 'play on words'

"Is that it's not something that's said": 'Is those things we don't say / What is left unsaid'
"But something that's seen": 'But that we see'

bonney12     February 5th, 2014

"Au milieu de moi" is more like, "Inside of me"

That's the only thing I can see Smile Great translation!

BuenSabor     February 5th, 2014
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