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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 09:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, I have a question: Does anybody know what are Teo Torriatte and la Japonaise are about? I mean non-english parts of course:)


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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can tell you about La Japonaise. It was written as the theme for commercials about a Japanese brand of mayonaise. Freddie just did is a favor to the Japanese people whom he thought of so fondly, and later turned it into a full song for the album.

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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 09:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They pretty much repeat the chorus in English-
Teo: hand/hands
toriatte: hold
konomama: as it is
iko: go
Aisuruhito: to a loved one
yo: dear
Shizukana: silent
yoi: night/dusk
ni: in/at
Hikario: light/lamp
tomoshi: turn on; connected with fire
Itoshiki: lovely
oshieo: a word from God/instructions/something given by a respected or highly educated person or persons [a very religious word]
idaki: keep/have

Don't remeber where is it from- copied it some time ago...

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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/datr/teotorri.trn.html

http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/barclona/japonais.trn.html

I'm curious about if someone checks Andy Young's site.....

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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank You!!


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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am Japanese myself and I say the HP Serry intruduced is absolutely right. It is but strange it was spelled Torriatte(there are 2'R's in the spell). Normally if foreigners sing in Japanese,they sound strange, but I think Freddie did great. He pronounced naturally. The lyric of Teo Torriatte in Japanese is a bit old fashioned, though.