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"тихая музыка"

Translation:quiet music

November 23, 2015



In other words, Tchaikovsky


I'm not sure if I'm allowed to curse in Duolingo comments, but «strong wording here» yeah, 1812.


No, you aren't. Probably better to edit that one.


I love that... I will now be singing either "Спаси Господи люди Твоя" or "Боже, царья храни" for the rest of the day, because that's what always happens. And I am neither Orthodox nor Tsarist.


Ok, you may be right... and what do you say to Vitas?


But the 1812 Overture


Oh yeah, you're right :)


True... AND I forgot about that one


Certainly not Rachmaninoff. :-)

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    Quiet music makes no sense. Soft music, yes. Quiet music, no.

    adjective, quieter, quietest. 1. making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors.


    Quiet music makes perfect sense to me. That definition is poor, "little noise" would be better. The fact that comparative forms even exist suggests that it doesn't mean literally "no noise".

    [deactivated user]

      Like a loud silence?


      Silence speaks louder than words... but we don't really say "silenter" and "silentest", do we? How many times have we asked someone or been asked to "be quieter"? It's not a request for absolute silence, just to turn the noise down a bit.

      I'll add though that while Google finds ~350,000 results for "quiet music", it finds more than 3 million for "soft music". I would definitely argue for making "soft music" the primary translation.

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        What I was wondering if it was intentionally translated that way or if it's a mistake of some kind. It just sounded a little too abstract to me although it's not uncommon for Duolingo to put together sentences that make no real sense.

        That makes me wonder: do the Russians literally say 'quiet music' and is that really a thing in Russian?

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        If the music is not loud, it is "тихая". Calling it soft might be a better, though it would make it look like тихий means "soft" in Russian, which it only does when applied to sounds (or, to be more exact, in English "soft" means "not loud" when applied to sounds).


        Yes, they really say "тихая музыка". I've seen it quite often, in fact.


        Soft music is a kind of relaxing music, in my sense.


        I also don't know what "quite music " means!


        Agree that in English soft music is the opposite of loud music. Quiet music is not a typical phrase in English


        As a musician, I know this incredibly dense to say, but quiet music is not necessarily soft. Quiet is loudness whereas soft refers to intensity. You can have intense quiet music, and soft loud music (blasting Michael Buble at the neighbor's for example). I'm assuming there is a distinction in Russian too, but I could be wrong.


        I suggest listening to native-speakers pronounce тихая. It sounds a bit different from the computer voice:


        Completely agree. The computer voice really throws me off, and I wish we could get some native speakers to upload pronunciations here.


        They fixed the voice now.


        I have put this exact phonetic translation several times so why is it not accepted?


        I have put in "tikhaya muzyka" about 10 times, so why is it not accepted?


        Try learning to type in Cyrillic. It just takes a little practice. I have a PC with Windows 10, so I loaded the Russian Mnemonic keyboard. Here's instructions on using that:



        Why not silent music?


        John Cage would love that

        But I was thinking: "Silent Night"


        Federico Mompou (1893–1987) composed the wonderful "Música callada" (Silent music or Voices of silence).


        I cant be the only one who accidentally hits the "cant listen right now" option. DUOLINGO. PLEASE allow users to toggle or undo this option withouthaving to leave the lesson. Preferably an "undo" button on the pop up page that says listening activities will "return in an hour".

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