National Anthems

I have always liked listening and singing to national anthems for literally no specific reason just because a lot of them sounds so catchy. I never find anyone who’s into anthems too so hoping I could find one or two here, or maybe I’m just weird :joy: also I discovered they’re kind of helpful a “starter song” in language learning.

My favorite ones:
France’s La Marseillaise
German’s Deutschlandlied
Canada’s O Canada
Korean‘s 애국가
Sweden’s Du Gamla Du Fria
Scotland’s Flower of Scotland (exclusively due to Amy Macdonald)
US’ Star Spangled Banner
Philippines’ Lupang Hinirang
and obviously mine, Indonesia Raya.

Let me know if you’re also alike!

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I like the national anthem of Liechtenstein :liechtenstein: :grinning:

(Especially before soccer matches against England)

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Saya pun suka mendengar lagu kebangsaan!
Our national anthem : 애국가
Malaysia’s Negaraku
Indonesia’s Indonesia Raya
China’s 义勇军进行曲
Thailand’s เพลงชาติไทย
Vietnam’s Tiến Quân Ca
Japan’s 君が代

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Checked it out on youtube and wow how original :joy: I am just saddened that there seems to be little chance of them playing against each other

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Not to forget “Wilhelmus van Nassauwe”. (The Netherlands) It has 16 verses!

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And two other nations are mentioned.
Wilhelmus van Nassouwe
ben ik, van Duitsen bloed,
den vaderland getrouwe
blijf ik tot in den dood.
Een Prinse van Oranje
ben ik, vrij, onverveerd,
den Koning van Hispanje
heb ik altijd geëerd.

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Until 1919 the German anthem (Kaiserhymne) had also the same tune as God save the queen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cfzFBTK9i8&feature=share

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Actually there was one match :liechtenstein: :black_flag:󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 and English supporters thought they were playing their anthem twice :grinning:

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Dat wist ik helemaal niet! Spannend!

Kennelijk heb ik met You Tube een technisch probleem, ik kan helemaal geen video’s meer afspelen. Zal mijn broer erover konsulteren, hij is infomaticus.

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Yes I like Het Wilhelmus too, very catchy tune :raised_hands:t3:

  • Mexico’s (Spanish, Yaqui & Mixtec versions)
  • Paraguay’s Guaraní version.
  • Canada’s French and English version.
  • Haiti’s Desalinyen
  • South Africa’s multilingual anthem.
  • New Zealand’s Maori and English version.
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I’m into RSA & Udmurt national anthem, but I’m sure people find that weird…well I’m a weird left handed & I also love that polish cow song…

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the lyrics of the Polish cow song are a little depressing :sweat_smile: but the meme is funny.

In other news, I wanted to share my favourite version of the Canadian national anthem that brings me back to Fridays in elementary school (and it’s also bilingual) :

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