Singing is a great way to improve your speaking skills. Here is your weekly translated lyrics from Caipirinha Appreciation Society‘s podcast: Fingimento, by Trio Pouca Chinfra, a samba group from Recife. The song is in episode 315 of the podcast: Ebb and Flow = Fluxo e Refluxo.
Trio Pouca Chinfra
by Trio Pouca Chinfra
Você finge até chora
Toda noite em claro
Já dei conta do recado, mas não tive apreço
Depois me deixe em paz
You pretend even cry
Pulling all-nighters every night
I’ve delivered the goods, but got no appreciation
Then leave me alone
(1) Cachaça is a Brazilian liquor made from fermented sugar cane juice. It is the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil. Street vendors selling cachaça and lemonade are a common beach scene in Brazil. Visit our blog to learn how to make caipirinha, Brazil’s most popular cocktail.
(2) Saravá: Learners of Portuguese quickly become acquainted with the word Axé, used as a positive greeting wishing good energy to friends. Saravá can be used the same way. The term is used in African-Brazilian religions as a mantra and means: SA-(Strength, Lord); RA-(To Reign, Movement); VÁ (Nature, Energy). Used as a mantra it is believed to fix or dispel negative vibrations. In the song, it was used as a verb in the past tense.
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