Learn Brazilian Portuguese with Songs – Apesar de Você

Here is our new lesson from the series Learn Brazilian Portuguese with Songs. In this lesson we use the song Apesar de Você, by the brilliant Chico Buarque. This is a beautiful and moving samba. It is a heart to heart conversation between the artist and the dictatorial, violent, oppressive Brazilian government of the time. Below is our lesson, and below it a powerful video of the song with pictures of protests during the dictatorship. This video never fails to move me. The lyrics are at the end of post.