English translation: off-key singing

Swedish term or phrase:falsksång
English translation:off-key singing
Entered by: David Rumsey

22:27 Mar 26, 2011
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
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Swedish term or phrase: falsksång
En annan viktig förutsättning för den kommande explosionen var Latin Kings som med sin debut ”Välkommen till förorten” (1994) för första gången gjorde det kreddigt att rappa på svenska – trots nödrim och falsksång.

Fake singing or poor singing?
David Rumsey
Local time: 12:21
off-key singing
"Falsk" refers to singing the wrong notes.
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Tim Kynerd
Local time: 21:21
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5 +6off-key singing
Tim Kynerd
4out-of-tune singing
Sofia Gu



8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +6
off-key singing

"Falsk" refers to singing the wrong notes.

Tim Kynerd
Local time: 21:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 24
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agree  Michele Fauble
10 mins
  -> Thanks, Michele! :)

agree  Wordwind SWE
18 mins
  -> Thank you!

agree  trsk2000 (X): or turn it round to "singing off-key"
53 mins
  -> Thanks! I thought the noun phrase made more sense in that sentence, but it depends on how you structure the translation. Either one could work.

agree  Viachaslau
56 mins
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agree  Anna Herbst
4 hrs
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agree  Sofia Gu
39 days
  -> Thanks! :)
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39 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
out-of-tune singing

"Falsksång" refers to either singing the notes higher or lower than the true notes.

Example sentence(s):
  • Several investigators have commented that "out-of-tune singing" appears in different forms (for reviews, see Phillips 1984; Welch 1979a, b, 1985b).

    Reference: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPag...
Sofia Gu
Local time: 21:21
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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