Music in French
Talking about music in French
Ce CD est à combien s’il vous plait ?
How much is this CD please?
Avez-vous de la musique classique ?
Do you stock classical music?
Avez-vous de la musique rock ?
Do you have rock music?
Je cherche du Jack Johnson, en avez-vous ?
I am looking for music by Jack Johnson, do you have any?
You might notice a couple of interesting (or puzzling!) points here. The word for "music" becomes feminine in French! This is because French has distinctions for every single name or noun, and all of them are either masculine or feminine in gender. Weird, but absolutely true!
Another point is that when you are asking about a musical artist, as in Jack Johnson, this becomes “some” in French, or “du”. For example, you could say “du Brel”, “du Pink Floyd” or “du Tchaikovsky”!
Here are some useful words when listening to music at home, in the car or at a concert.
C’est trop fort !
It’s too loud!
Il a une belle voix
He has a beautiful voice
Cette chanson me plaît
I really like this song
Aimes-tu cette chanson ?
Do you like this song?
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