The Universal Language

As part of my journey in learning Czech language, I have started listening to Czech music. Although I cannot fully understand the lyrics just yet, I definitely appreciate the melody and the sound of the language itself. I am sharing with you two of my favorite songs.

This first one is a collaboration between a Czech alternative band Krystof, and one of the Czech Republic’s most well-known folk singer, Jaromir Nohavica. Even my son loves this song and sings to it whenever he hears it on the radio.

Here’s another one from a popular Czech singer, David Deyl. What I particularly like about this song is the piano arrangement and I honestly love listening to how the language sounds.

I hope you like these as much as I do. Have a great week, everyone!

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5 thoughts on “The Universal Language

  1. 68ghia March 5, 2013 / 11:53 am

    I will listen to this tonight at home.
    Listening to tunes is a good way to become used to a language.
    I have a friend that watches one of the Afrikaans soaps, and she reads the subtitles. Apparently it’s helping her speak the language, and if not speak, at least she understands it better 😉

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  2. Reenareigns March 5, 2013 / 12:03 pm

    I love Akorat too 🙂 that’s the first Czech song i heard. I was still in Dubai when Tomas sent me the link 🙂 and i love it…

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  3. Gunta March 6, 2013 / 12:03 am

    Sadly the first video is “not available” in my country. I like the second one, though.

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  4. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer March 6, 2013 / 3:10 am

    I couldn’t access the first one either, but would like to now what the words mean to the second song by David Deyl. Judging from his moving from one girl to the next I imagine he is singing something like, “When I am not near the girl I love, I love the girl I’m near.” That was a lyric from an old Broadway show called “Finian’s Rainbow.”

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  5. FlorK March 31, 2013 / 3:09 am

    Hi Grace, thank you for following my blog! It is refreshing to read about your life in Czech. I once had a pen-pal there a long time ago. God bless!

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