Stromae – Formidable French Lyrics English Translation

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Formidable song background and synopsis

Formidable” (pronounced fɔʀmidabl) is a French song released by Belgian singer Stromae in 2013. The English meaning of formidable is wonderful or terrific. The song lyrics depict a drunk Stromae stumbling around pleading with an unseen woman the day after getting dumped.

Formidable went to straight to the top of the charts in France, Belgium and Switzerland. The song’s video (see bottom of post) was shot around the Louise tram and metro station in Brussels.

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Très Bien Meaning, Translation

What does très bien mean in French?

If you are new to learning French or are a seasoned expert, you’ll surely come across the adverb and expression “très bien” (pronounced tʀɛ bjɛ̃). But, what does “très bien” really mean? In a nutshell, “très bien” translates to “very well”, “good!” and “very good!”. This post will discover all most important translations of “très bien” in everyday conversations and speaking.

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Soeur Sourire – Dominique Lyrics Translation

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Soeur Sourir or “The Singing Nun”

Dominique song background

Dominique” (pronounced dɔminik) is one of the most famous French songs of all time. The song was written and released in 1963 by Belgian nun and singer Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers (1933-1985), also known as Sœur Sourire (pronounced sœʀ suʀiʀ) or The Singing Nun.

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Stromae – Alors On Danse (French Lyrics English Translation)

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Alors On Danse – Song background

Alors On Danse” (pronounced alɔʁ ɔ̃ dɑ̃s) is the second biggest hit of Belgian singer Stromae (Paul Van Haver) after the the song “Papaoutai” (Dad, where are you?). The title of the song “Alors On Danse” has several possible translations: “Then We/You Dance” and “So We/You Dance”. We provide in-depth analysis to the meaning of the title below. Alors On Danse was released in 2009 and 2010 and became and soared to the top of the charts in many European counties and in Canada.

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Stromae – Papaoutai Lyrics Translation

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Papaoutai – Song background

The French song “Papaoutai(pronounced pah-pah-ou-tay) is one of the great hits of Belgian singer Stromae (Paul Van Haver). The main theme of the song is fatherhood as the the title “Papaoutai” is a mis-spelling of “Papa où t’es?”, which means “Dad, where are you?” Both the song and music video were released in 2013 and went straight to the top of the European charts.

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Indilia – Dernière Danse (French Lyrics English Translation)

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The French pop song Dernière Danse (English meaning: “Last Dance”; French pronunciation: der-nee-ayr dahns) is the greatest hit of French singer and songwriter Indila. Released and recorded in 2013, the song made it to the top of the pop charts of many European countries. The song was part of Indila’s debut album, Mini World.

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