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Question #91163 posted on 04/17/2018 10:48 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I love watching german translations of movies that I love in English (mostly Disney movies and musicals) and sometimes I'd like to find the lyrics so I can learn the song in German. Most disney movies have a youtube video where someone has posted the lyrics, but I'm having trouble with a couple of plays that I like. Simply typing in play name german lyrics is only getting me the English lyrics - so what are some good sites to find foreign language lyrics?

-Zwerg Zwei

A:

Dear Zwiggity Zwei,

I spent a few minutes on lyricstranslate.com and was able to find German lyrics for "I'll Make a Man Out of You", "Let it Go" and several others. It seems like a pretty decent site for finding lyrics. If any readers know of other suitable sites please feel free to leave a correction. Hope this helps!

Peace,

Tipperary

posted on 04/18/2018 1:44 p.m.
Hey, let's be friends because I like practicing my German with songs too! :) I've found the sites songtexte.com and golyr.de to be great resources. And another general tip is to google a little differently - imagine you're a native speaker searching for lyrics. You'd be more likely to google something like "glanz und gloria besuch der alten dame songtext" instead of "glanz und gloria besuch der alten dame lyrics". Or, if you're searching for lyrics from a musical that's originally in English, also try googling using the German song title and musical name (i.e. "engel der muse phantom der oper [deutsche] songtext" - as opposed to "angel of music phantom of the opera german lyrics"). Viel Glück!
- Beatrice