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    to me, "do you listen to spanish music?" means music that's culturally spanish. like the mexican hat dance or that particular style (can't remember the name)

    "do you listen to music in spanish?", to me, means listening to ANY and ALL music , american, japanese, etc that's been translated into spanish.

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    Actually, if you want to nit-pick....MUSIC has no language. Music is music. Music can be enjoyed by any nationality around the world regardless of which language you speak.

    However...the LYRICS to SONGS would be in a specific language.

    There can be Spanish-STYLE music, India-STYLE music, Cajun-STYLE music...but the music is music...and the lyrics are in languages.

    So I'd say: "Do you listen to Spanish-style music?" or "Do you listen to songs in Spanish?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (ChronoKiento @ June 30 2005,9:57)]endparenthesis is right LUIS. I'm the one who asked "Do you listen to Spanish music." Though he knows what I meant, him and AE won't quit arguing about it now. I, however, have somehow managed to keep myself out of an argument that was started because of something I said. a stupid argument, by the way. :P
    Dude... the argument was between you and him. You two came to me for "assistance"

    It's the same thing to me but luis insists it's the later
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]OK, since your post is entitled "Correct English", I must nitpick:
    he he he... you forgot the "ya'll"
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]to me, "do you listen to spanish music?" means music that's culturally spanish. like the mexican hat dance or that particular style (can't remember the name)
    that's MEXICAN music. NOT spanish music. spanish music is like the flamenco or hower you spell it.
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    Quote[/b] ]It's the same thing to me but luis insists it's the later
    Spanish music comes ONLY from the country spain, music in spanish is music that is in the spanish language... it may come from belize, mexico, spain, venezuela, DR, chile, etc.... or you could translate any music and make it music in spanish.

    say what you mean and mean what you say. I don't even know (besides the flamenco... sort of) what spanish music sounds like.

    "spanish music" is not the correct way to talk about any music in spanish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (TheAlphaWolf @ June 30 2005,3:22)]Spanish music comes ONLY from the country spain, music in spanish is music that is in the spanish language... it may come from belize, mexico, spain, venezuela, DR, chile, etc.... or you could translate any music and make it music in spanish.
    If you define "spanish" as being from spain then you're right but "spanish" refers to spanish speaking countries which include the ones you listed and others you didn't. spanish music is a generalization. If you say music that comes from spain then you're talking about music that only comes from spain. "Do you listen to spanish music" is a generalization. Just like people that speak spanish don't all come from spain, all "spanish music" doesn't come from spain.
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    no, it's just like meaning to say "are you hispanic?" but instead saying "are you spanish?"
    you wouldn't just say it's a generalization. "spanish" in that qusetion wouldn't mean "spanish-speaking countries".
    same with the music. It doesn't mean "music in spanish" it means "music from spain"
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (TheAlphaWolf @ June 30 2005,6:06)]no, it's just like meaning to say "are you hispanic?" but instead saying "are you spanish?"
    you wouldn't just say it's a generalization. "spanish" in that qusetion wouldn't mean "spanish-speaking countries".
    same with the music. It doesn't mean "music in spanish" it means "music from spain"
    whatever, i'm done.
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    seedjar:
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]But I could understand someone calling music in Spanish "Spanish music" even if it were contemporary or some other style not exclusively associated with Spanish, so the first question could go both ways.
    sarraceniascott:
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]"Do you listen to spanish music?" has the nuance that you're asking if they listen to music that is culturally spanish.
    trapper7:
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    Quote[/b] ]I think it's "Do you listen to Spanish music?"And I agree with SarraceniaScott,it's "My friends and I..." [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] *Niki*
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    Quote[/b] ]You and your friends need to go see a movie or something.
    justlikeapill:
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]to me, "do you listen to spanish music?" means music that's culturally spanish. like the mexican hat dance or that particular style (can't remember the name)

    "do you listen to music in spanish?", to me, means listening to ANY and ALL music , american, japanese, etc that's been translated into spanish.
    so far i agree with everyone except luis
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