Antonio Vila-Coro
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Corbin Tarrant commented on Antonio Vila-Coro's video
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MATZKA - I love you nohaha - 我爱你不是开玩笑

"Thanks for the pinyin and translation, this is a great song!"
Mar 24, 2012

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Thomas Doherty commented on Antonio Vila-Coro's blog post Can native speakers fully pronounce tones while singing? Do they give up tones in modern songs?
"Many English regional accents get reduced in singing also.  Examples Beatles talking versus Beatles singing ( and most singers from just about any other English speaking country ).  Of course, on the other hand, southern USA accent seems…"
Mar 6, 2012
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Can native speakers fully pronounce tones while singing? Do they give up tones in modern songs?

Listening to lyrics in chinese is a good way to learning the language.However, to me it sounds like the pitch is often flatened and adapts to the melody rather than the sylable tone. Is it because I am not trained enough to hear the tones? Or is it that tones become less important in songs?Youku embed & link…See More
Mar 5, 2012

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Shu commented on Antonio Vila-Coro's video
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MATZKA - I love you nohaha - 我爱你不是开玩笑

"Tang Laoshi, Great translation:) Lawa 拉娃 in 泰雅族 language means virtuous and wise women, but it might just mean a lady's name. Hard to say:) Thank you for taking the time doing the translation."
Jan 12, 2012
Antonio Vila-Coro replied to sikora's discussion Pera Pera Kun, Pop-Up Translations
"I was also looking for a pop up dictionary. Thanks to your post, I found a version for Chorme browsers. It is called Zhongwen, and you can find it here for free: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/kkmlkkjojmombglmlpbpapmhcaljjkde"
Jan 11, 2012
Tang laoshi commented on Antonio Vila-Coro's video
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MATZKA - I love you nohaha - 我爱你不是开玩笑

"She's outgoing, she's got spirit, but a bit impulsive too The Mountain Spirit watches over her, and the ocean waves carry her, undulating together She's sweet and romantic, she's not afraid to love and not afraid to hate She…"
Jan 11, 2012
Antonio Vila-Coro posted a video

MATZKA - 兔崽子 - Tùzǎizi - Bastard - lyrics

The lyrics of this song are not easy. And it seems to refer to the foundation of the Republic of China. Can anyone help translate or explain the lyrics? Watch on youku here 西元1949随着命运漂泊来台... Xīyuán 1949 suízhe mìngyùn piāobó lái…
Jan 10, 2012

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sikora commented on Antonio Vila-Coro's video
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MATZKA - I love you nohaha - 我爱你不是开玩笑

"Bien suave!  Great to listen to, although some of the lyrics are out of my range of understanding - I need to spend some time piecing it together.  Keep on posting more Matzka.   "
Jan 2, 2012

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Shu commented on Antonio Vila-Coro's video
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MATZKA - I love you nohaha - 我爱你不是开玩笑

"Good song, but he has an accent though. Thank you for sharing."
Dec 31, 2011
Antonio Vila-Coro posted a video

MATZKA - I love you nohaha - 我爱你不是开玩笑

Nohaha = 不是开玩笑 (bùshì kāiwánxiào) = No kidding watch on youtube - watch on youku
Dec 31, 2011

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sikora commented on Antonio Vila-Coro's video
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MATZKA 情人的眼泪 - Qíngrén de yǎnlèi

"Yeah, that's a winner.  I'd like to hear more of their stuff.  Thank for posting it."
Dec 30, 2011
Nora Joy Wilson commented on Antonio Vila-Coro's video
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MATZKA 情人的眼泪 - Qíngrén de yǎnlèi

"I like this one.  Thanks for sharing!  Does anyone have a translation?"
Dec 29, 2011

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Shu commented on Antonio Vila-Coro's video
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MATZKA 情人的眼泪 - Qíngrén de yǎnlèi

"For some reason the video doesn't show up. You can go to Youtube and listen to it."
Dec 29, 2011

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Shu commented on Antonio Vila-Coro's video
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MATZKA 情人的眼泪 - Qíngrén de yǎnlèi

"Antonio, Thank you for sharing and the info too. You do like songs:)"
Dec 29, 2011
Antonio Vila-Coro posted a video

MATZKA 情人的眼泪 - Qíngrén de yǎnlèi

I am sharing this easy song from MATZKA, a Taiwanese band that sings in 汉语 hànyǔ. The members of the band are not ethnically Han 汉人 as they come form two of Taiwan’s Aboriginal tribes, Paiwan and Pei’Nan. They are known as the reagge band from…
Dec 29, 2011

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Shu commented on Antonio Vila-Coro's blog post Can native speakers fully pronounce tones while singing? Do they give up tones in modern songs?
"Very good question Antonio:) Tone is equally important in singing and in speaking. You might feel that the tones got flattened a bit due to the melody, but if you really really want to sing well a Chinese songs you have to pay attention to the…"
Dec 28, 2011

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Short Bio - what's your story? What languages do you speak & why Chinese?
I'm a native speaker of spanish and a fluent speaker of english. I can communicate in french german and russian. Why chinese? It's non indoeuropean, it's tonal and it has an interesting writing system...

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Can native speakers fully pronounce tones while singing? Do they give up tones in modern songs?

Posted on December 27, 2011 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

Listening to lyrics in chinese is a good way to learning the language.

However, to me it sounds like the pitch is often flatened and adapts to the melody rather than the sylable tone. Is it because I am not trained enough to hear the…

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