If you like Stromae you can check out the other Stromae songs that I’ve translated. Your email address will not be published. My son, my wife and I also have our toes in the francophone world. I enjoyed “the lesson.”. And what's up with all you people, looking at me like I'm a monkey. Chris Martin probably didn't know himself, but Paul Van Haver - Stromae - was actually attending the concert and was enjoying the performance with his wife Coralie. The standard, polite way of saying “drunk” is to use the word “ivre.”, mecs: guysmec: guyThe word “mec” is a common slang term that means “guy.” It’s casual but not rude, and can pretty much be used in any situation where it would appropriate to use the English word “guy.” So fine to use with your friends, but you probably don’t want to refer to your boss as “un mec.”. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 'wonderful') is a song by Belgian singer Stromae. Thanks for including the slang terms and meanings! He loves Stomae, Julien Dorre, … well, French music in general. Please feel free to explore the site, as I have many more in-depth translations. Paul Van Haver (* 12. března 1985 Brusel), známý jako Stromae, je zpěvák-rapper a textař belgicko-rwandského původu. Paul Van Haver, geriau žinomas sceniniu vardu Stromae (stʁɔmaj) (g. 1985 m. kovo 12 d.) – belgų dainininkas–dainų autorius. The Stromae songs are all good for slang, and Dernière Danse by Indila (also translated on this site) are also good for intermediate learners interested in picking up a bit of slang. Stromae enjoyed the cover: this could be seen live in the stadium itself, since he was among the crowd. Listen to albums and tracks from Stromae. Lead singer Chris Martin covered one of his favourite songs and this turned out to be a hit by the Belgian singer Stromae, "Formidable". The song was released as a digital download in Belgium on 4 June 2013 as the second single from his second studio album Racine carrée (2013). J’étudie le français et j’aime beaucoup Stromae. Videoklip, preklad a text piesne Formidable od Stromae. Stromae, Soundtrack: Çakallarla Dans. One concert goer had spotted Stromae and managed to film the happy moment with a smartphone, see below. You’re very welcome Clarissa! He basically tells this kid that life is tough and then yells at all the people staring at him. Papaoutai, Formidable, Racine carrée, Tous les mêmes, Ta fête med flere : Eksterne henvisninger; Stromaes hjemmeside: Information med symbolet hentes fra Wikidata. Formidable by Stromae was the second single off Racine Carrée. we are very happy to tell you that @shakira will be joining the line up for @glblctzn hamburg on july 6 with a special set with shakira in mind, here are the tracks i am listening to all the time at the moment Et qu'est-ce que vous avez tous, à me regarder comme un singe, vous ? Biographie STROMAE Paul Van Haver, 30 ans, est né le 12 Mars 1985, le fils de père rwandais et de mère belge. Thanks for commenting Omar. I’m trying to make it easy on him – and you finding your work has been like tapping into the motherlode. You don't want to talk to a guy like me huh? Anyhow, I’ve enjoyed your depiction of the song and the translation is very helpful in many ways. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The song entered at the number 1 spot the week of its release in Belgium and reached number 1 in France. Let me know in the comments below. Proslavil se hlavně hitem „Alors on danse“ a vyznamenal se jak v hip-hopu, tak i v elektronické hudbě.Známé jsou také jeho hity „Papaoutai“ nebo „Tous Les Mêmes“. Stromae enjoyed the cover: this could be seen live in the stadium itself, since he was among the crowd. The same security measures will be applied. Copyright © 2020 French Lyrics Translations. Security measures to get in resembled those for taking a plane, he said, though there were no exceptionally long queues. cecy_albarracin. Entertainment 22 June, 2017. Especially when listening to Stromae songs. Coldplay takes over Stromae, an unexpectedly awesome version. Amazing! Merci pour ce traduction. He’s just been dumped the day before and he’s drunk and feeling sorry for himself. Tell your son good luck on the French AP exam! When Stromae says “J’vais pas vous draguer” he’s saying “I’m not going to hit on you” or “I’m not trying to pick you up.” This is a slang term. I translate songs too (Japanese to English that must ride on the same melody) so I am familiar with the decisions you have to make before you press the enter key. Thank you very much! The video from Stromae includes English translation subtitles. In order to please the Belgian crowd, he staged a solo version of the hit in the King Boudewijn Stadium. Coldplay is staging a second concert tonight; police are asking concert-goers to come early, just like yesterday. Et puis l'autre fille, tu lui en as parlé? Your email address will not be published. Belgian singer Stromae (né Paul Van Haver) belongs to that rare class of European mega pop star (and we mean mega—his music videos on YouTube have been played more than half a … Formidable by Stromae was the second single off Racine Carrée. This song uses some slang words and phrases, so let’s look at them. Learn how your comment data is processed. Best of luck to you in your studies. Par Son : Roland Voglaire… I will absolutely consider translating another Stromae song. Thanks a mil! View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2014 Gold Vinyl release of Formidable on Discogs. !Big Merci from Ukraine! Verse 1In the first verse, Stromae is basically drunk in the street and is talking to a stranger, a woman, randomly and maybe even a bit rudely. Stay tuned! Darby, Stromae came to wide public attention with his song “Alors on danse”, which became a number one in several European countries. Leave a comment below and let me know if you like this Stromae song or if you prefer his more upbeat material (like Papaoutai or Alors On Danse? These translations are a lot of work, but I’m also a person who is always obsessed with understanding the lyrics. He’s basically lecturing this guy, who is seemingly married, about how his marriage is worthless and will likely fall apart in a few years. marriage, children, sobriety, fidelity, wealth, etc. As if the first two verses weren’t bad enough, in this verse the drunk Stromae (or the character he’s portraying) starts ranting at a kid. If you ever get the urge, I bet other people besides us would love to see you wrap your sensibilities around a Tete piece. It features Stromae stumbling around and pretending to be drunk. These are Stromae’s 10 best songs. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Formidable - Stromae on AllMusic . Putain literally translates as “whore” or “prostitute” but in French it’s the equivalent of fuck in English. Thank you so much Irena! elle va t’larguer: she’s going to dump youThe full spelling of this is “elle va te larguer” but because Stromae is meant to be drunk and slurring his words here, he’s compressing this phrase. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Stromae provided vocals for Coldplay’s 2019 single Arabesque on their eighth studio album Everyday Life. He will soon be taking the U.S.’ AP French test, though he is only 14. Formidable, formidable Tu étais formidable, j'étais fort minable Nous étions formidables Formidab.. Thank you! I love the song and the beats très bien (please excusé moi Française) im new at this and i know i probably made a mistake. Stromae, Category: Artist, Albums: Racine Carrée (Standard US Version), Cheese, Singles: Alors On Danse (DubDogz Remix), Défiler (Bande originale de la capsule No. Thank you so much for doing this. These translations are definitely a labour of love and they take ages, so it’s great to hear that people enjoy them! Shak #Repost @coldplay ... with shakira in mind, here are the tracks i am listening to all the time at the moment london grammar- big picture stromae- formidable lana del rey- love and shakira- me enamore see you soon i hope love cm. Très beau travail de traduction et d’explication. In 2013, his sophomore album Racine Carrée was a commercial success. “Formidable” was released as the follow-up single in June 2013. And as a long-time French learner I find translating songs to be immensely valuable. Išgarsėjo su daina „Alors on danse“. Ben reviens gamin ! Keep up the good work! Existential angst is at the core of much of Stromae's work: alors on danse, tous les memes, and carmen all touch on such ideas. 121w Reply. Belgian artist Stromae has been revealed as one of the artists to be featured on the new album by the British band Coldplay. Si tu veux je lui dis, comme ça c'est réglé, If you want I'll tell your her (your wife), then it's sorted, Attends trois ans, sept ans, et là vous verrez, Wait three years, seven years, then you'll see, Tu sais dans la vie y'a ni méchant ni gentil, You know in life there's no bad guys or good guys, Si Maman est chiante, c'est qu'elle a peur d'être mamie, If Mommy is bitchy, it's because she's afraid of being a granny, Si Papa trompe Maman, c'est parce que Maman est vieillit, tiens, If Daddy is cheating on Mommy, it's because Mommy is getting old, hold on. J'peux pas faire d'enfant et bon c'est pas - eh reviens ! Hey look at you, checking yourself out, you think you're hot stuff, Parce que tu t'es marié, mais c'est qu'un anneau, Because you're married, but it's just a ring, Mec, tu t'emballe pas, elle va t'larguer comme elles le font chaque fois, Dude, don't get carried away, she's going to dump you like they always do. To the surprise, the British group Coldplay took over last night the incredible song of Stromae “Formidable” during a concert in Belgium! A great time! Come back here kid! Why are you blushing? Stromae collaborated with director Henry Scholfield to produce the music video for English artist Dua Lipa's single 'IDGAF' released on 12 January 2018. Paul Van Haver (born 12 March 1985, Brussels), better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian musician, singer, rapper and songwriter. Es lo mas!!! In some contexts though it can also mean whore, so if someone calls you a “putain” feel free to slap them! Ce traduction m’aide beaucoup, en particulier l’argot. In 2013, his second album Racine carrée was a commercial success, selling 2 million copies in France alone and nearly 600,000 units elsewhere. The vocabulary in this verse is pretty basic, but here are a few words that are good to know: tu t’emballe pas – this is a shortened version of “tu ne t’emballe pas” which means “don’t get too excited” or “don’t get carried away.”s’emballer = to get carried away OR to race. Really, really good work here – a labor of love, and exceedingly well done. I’m glad that you enjoyed the translation! I’ll have a look at some songs by Tété, as I hadn’t heard of him before. hi everybody i hope you are all doing really well wherever you’re reading this in the world. Get Stromae setlists - view them, share them, discuss them with other Stromae fans for free on setlist.fm! Really helpful, would love to see more of Stormae’s songs translated and analyzed (maybe Ta fête, or Défiler?) Stromae was born to a Rwandan father, Pierre Rutare, and a Belgian mother, Miranda Marie Van Haver. Stromae came to wide public attention in 2009 with his song “Alors on danse” (from the album Cheese), which became a number one in several European countries. He then gets side-tracked and says, “give me a baby monkey, it will be… wonderful!”. Let’s look at the vocabulary: draguer: to hit on someone, to pick someone up. Thanks for the translation and explanations. Lead singer Chris Martin covered one of his favourite songs and this turned out to be a hit by the Belgian singer Stromae, "Formidable". One of the concert-goers caught Stromae on video. thanks , Thank you! Please try again. French-Speaking Artists, Albums, and Track Lists, Alors On Danse – Stromae / French Lyrics and English Translation, Papaoutai – Stromae / French Lyrics and English Translation, Tous les Mêmes Lyrics & Translation / Stromae, Dernière Danse Lyrics & Translation – Indila, Stromae – Formidable Lyrics and English Translation, Tu étais formidable, j'étais fort minable, I don't want to pick you up, I promise you, I swear. The translation is just below. i don’t know french, so when i translate them, it might come out a bit too literal, so sometimes words are a bit confusing. This is a slang phrase that is pretty casual, so you can use this with your friends, but should probably avoid it at work. I just discovered Stromae and was taken away with his talent. Stromae’s French-language vocals appear alongside Coldplay frontman Chris Martin on the song on ‘Arabesque’, which is now available online. I was afraid that the same will happen with the French artists (I am trying to learn French intermittently) but your way of approaching this song, as a living contemporary creature made me to relate and appreciate what it is versus what was rather shamanic obsession with this powerful music. Merci! Belgian-Rwandan singer, rapper and songwriter, born 12 March 1985 in Brussels, Belgium. Well as you can probably tell Stromae went through a rough break up! Stromae released Racine Carrée, his second album, the one that would raise him to the rank of super star, led by the singles “Papaoutai” and “Formidable” to name a few. Formidable, formidable Tu étais formidable, j'étais fort minable, nous étions formidable ... I.e. Réalisé par Jerome Guiot Image de Quentin Devillers Cadreurs : Bertrand Monette Lucien KellerGabriel Bertrand, Jean Parc Panis. The concert was a sell-out with a crowd of 50,000 on a hot summer night in Brussels. Hats off to you. This was great. 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I remember that when I learned English and started to understand lyrics in Beatles I was devastated by the shallowness of their beautiful early songs, even cried with disappointment. Here are the Formidable lyrics and translation, with a breakdown of the vocabulary in the song, and an analysis of the song and music video. I can't have a baby and well it's not - hey come back! Thank you!Your translation and how you explain the meaning are the best! Pourquoi t'es tout rouge ? Label: Island France - 37923953 • Format: Vinyl 7 Stromae - Formidable (2014, Gold, Vinyl) | Discogs