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Friday, November 23, 2012

Ti Amo, Talking Italian

For close to a month now, I have been working on my Italian as an ambitious attempt to surprise my professor when I present my report on Contrastive Analysis between Tagalog and Italian. To date, I can only read Italian, and speak some generic greetings and expressions.

As part of the learning process, I have downloaded Italian pop and classic songs to replace Bruno Mars music in my BB that also serves as my music box. (For the time being.)

And lo! A song stood out and captivated me the first time I listened to it. I fell in love. It has been playing on repeat in my ears for days now.

Here it is: Umberto Tozzi's "Ti Amo," a huge European hit in the late 70s which was recorded in English by Laura Brannigan which was also truly lame. Whoever translated it into English didn't get the right emotional nuisances of the song and its music. By the way, Umberto Tozzi was also the original artist in the song Gloria which Brannigan also translated to English which finally became a worldwide hit.


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