"Belle" as written by and Jack Hody Johnson....
Oi linda
Bella che fa?
Bonita, bonita que tal?
But belle
Je ne comprend pas français
So you'll have to speak to me
Some other way

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"Belle" as written by Jack Hody Johnson

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    General CommentI speak fluently in two of the three languages and am learning the other two right now.

    So heres the translation

    Oi lienda (Portuguese) (this is actually spelled wrong. It should be "Oi linda"
    Hey pretty girl

    Bella che fa? (italian)
    Pretty girl, how's it going? (che is pronounced "kay" whereas ce would be pronounced "chay"...its weird i know)

    Bonita, bonita que tal? (spanish)
    Pretty girl, pretty girl whats up?

    But belle (french)
    but pretty girl

    Je ne comprend pas francais (french)
    I dont understand french

    So you�ll have to speak to me
    Some other way

    to recap:
    Hey pretty girl (in portuguese)
    Pretty girl, how's it going? (in italian)
    Pretty girl, pretty girl whats up? (in spanish)
    But pretty girl (in french ((well, But is in english))
    I dont speak french (in french)
    So you'll have to speak to me
    Some other way
    Porojukahaon September 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFrenchish
    fruitonpieon March 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is my take on it .. Jack sings hey how are you in the 4 romance languages Italian, Spanish, Portugese and French and then he ends in english saying you'll have to speak to me another way ... maybe what he's trying to say is that he's this ordinary guy and he doesnt know how to do romance, for me the song's simple and plain and i think thats what jacks saying about himself and his love, no grand gestures just the truth.
    aarnion April 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI had no idea what the words meant. All i knew is that it made me think of this girl I have a huge crush on. Now that I know it means, "hey beautiful" it all makes since because she is the most beautiful girl ever! She actually introduced me to Jack's music - It's crazy how his music just grabs you and takes you into another world. I want this song to be playing when I kiss her for the first time. Well, She is taken at the moment so everybody wish me luck -- maybe i will have my chance to kiss her someday??
    dreamer5on April 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe actually sings in several different languages. The first two lines are Italian, meaning "Hey beautiful/ Beautiful wuts up"...then in Spanish "Beautiful, Beautiful wuts up"...then in French "I don't understand French"...then English

    I recently saw Jack in San Francisco, and at the show he translated it as "Hey beautiful, hey beautiful, hey beautiful, I don't know french."
    eWall11on March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol i jus bought the cd yesterday, and this song caught my eye (the tital) so i went to look at the lyrics...haha love it. hey beautiful....i cant speek french, so talk to me in a different language please?
    Vee_Sweeton March 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is funny. i mean its cute but its funny to hear jack sing in other languages...
    bruinbabe808on March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsimple and powerful
    Notserpon March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song totally rips off "Michelle" by the Beatles. Probably not unpurpose though.
    Wrapidon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjacks wife kim speaks some french i think. he wrote this song as a little joke to his wife...something silly and personal. i love it
    sexyplexion March 21, 2005   Link

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