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    :santa: christmas songs in french

    Of course many xmas songs in english are translated into french. For example :
    White Christmas = Noël blanc
    Silent Night = Douce nuit
    Winter wonderland = Au royaume du bonhomme hiver
    Jingle bells = Vive le vent
    O come all ye faithful = Peuple fidèle
    The little drummer boy= L'enfant au tambour......

    But one of the most famous xmas song here is " Petit Papa Noël " (= Little Father Christmas). All the children learn it when they are very young. Let me try to translate part of the words for you :

    C'est la belle nuit de Noël (It's the wonderful christmas night)
    La neige étend son manteau blanc (snow is spreading its white coat)
    Et les yeux levés vers le ciel (and the eyes looking up to the sky)
    A genoux les petits enfants (little children are kneeling down)
    Avant de fermer les paupières (before closing their eyes)
    font une dernière prière (are making a last prayer)

    chorus : Petit Papa Noël (Little Father Christmas)
    Quand tu descendras du ciel (when you come down from heaven)
    avec tes jouets par milliers (with your thousands of toys)
    n'oublie pas mon petit soulier (don't forget my little shoe)
    ......
    Merry Christmas and happy New Year from France

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    Christmas songs

    Thanks for sharing,

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    :gift:

    thanks for translating it for us! I enjoyed learning something new. I took 1 year of french class in high school years ago!
    Wishing you many hot cocoa mornings and firesky nights throughout the new year!




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    Quote Originally Posted by onemagicalchristmas View Post
    thanks for translating it for us! I enjoyed learning something new. I took 1 year of french class in high school years ago!
    I'm glad this pleased you ! I hope I did not do too many spelling mistakes, for I'm not a native english speaker. I enjoy taking part to this forum, for it helps me improving my english !
    Merry Christmas and happy New Year from France

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    :light:

    Noel you do great! my dream has always been to be able to go to France



    Merry Christmas To All And To All A Good Night



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    Quote Originally Posted by tlazer View Post
    Noel you do great! my dream has always been to be able to go to France
    thank you !
    I've always been fond of english language. So many people speak english. For example, once I met danish people, they did not speak french, I did not speak danish, but we were able to communicate in english, this was great !
    I've been to England, never to the USA.
    France is such a small country, many of your states in the US are bigger !
    Merry Christmas and happy New Year from France

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