Talk:Chanson

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Why chanteuse?[edit]

Why does chanteuse redirect here?

Shouldn't there be some explanation of the relationship of the word "chanteuse" to "chanson" in the body of the article? --Robotech_Master 04:42, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

French[edit]

In modern French, "une chanson" normally means "a song". As described in "Chanson today" (I corrected the inadequate plural there was), one would say "la chanson française", or maybe "la chanson" by ellypsis (e.g. "J'aime beaucoup la chanson" means liking chanson française when no song is specifically mentionned). "Chanteur" means "singer", there is no specialization to be involved: Pavarotti, Britney Spears and Jacques Brel are all "chanteurs". It's like saying: "Singers specialized in songs are called singers." Just pure obviousness.

Bold text —Preceding unsigned comment added by 196.41.254.172 (talk) 08:48, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

The english implication of the word is a french style of song, however, or at least french originated. It's a bit like how german boutique means something upscale. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.176.44.248 (talk) 20:43, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Example audio[edit]

This article would greatly benefit from an audio example.   — C M B J   04:24, 2 February 2012 (UTC)