Re: [Czechlist] "Torch song"
- I got busy and didn't thank you for this, Stephan. Thank you.
I guess "sanson" is as close as we can get, although I always understood that word as meaning "a song sung in the French style of Edith Piaf".
There's probably no one-on-one equivalent from US to Czech culture here, and this word is a good solution.
On Dec 27, 2011, at 10:50 AM, Stephan von Pohl wrote:
> I think it's what the Czechs refer to as "sanson".
> On 12/27/2011 4:21 PM, James Kirchner wrote:
>> This is not for a job, but I was wondering if there's a spisovny Czech
>> term for a "torch song".
>> It's evidently called a "Torch Song" in German, and Russian, according
>> to Wikipedia, calls it a "c?????????????? ???????? ?????", which, of
>> course, doesn't come close enough to the concept.
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