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The format works like this:

The lyrics in Portuguese are in bold

The phonetic spelling for pronunciation is in italics with the STRESSED SYLLABLES IN ALL CAPITALS with syllables se-pa-ra-ted by dash-es

The English translation is in regular text

 

Thanks to Xerife for this week's submission. Enjoy!

 

Ventania

 

Vento forte é ventania

VEHN-tooh FOHRH-cheeh eh/ah vehn-tah-NEEH-ah

A strong wind is a gust of wind

Vento forte é furacão

VEHN-tooh FOHRH-cheeh eh/ah fooh-rah-KOWNH

A strong wind is a hurricane

Vento forte é capoeira

VEHN-tooh FOHRH-cheeh eh/ah kah-pooh-EY-rah

A strong wind is capoeira

Dentro do meu coração.

DEHN-trooh dooh meh/ooh koh-rah-SOWNH

Inside my heart

Olha quebra gereba...  

OH-lyah KEH-brah zheh-REH-brah

Look break "geraba"... 

 

(coro/chorus)

Quebra*

KEH-brah

Break

*see our entry on 'quebra' here

 

Vento forte enche a vela

VEHN-tooh FOHRH-cheeh EHN-sheeh ah VEH-lah

A strong wind fills the sail

Do saveiro a navegar

Dooh sah-VEY-rooh ah nah-veh-GAHRH

Of the boat so it can sail

Pescador que vai pra pescar

Pehs-kah-DOHRH keeh vaye prah PEHS-kahrh

The fisherman that goes out to fish

Não tem hora de voltar..

Nownh tehngh OH-rah deeh vohl-TAHRH

Doesn't have a time to return

Olha quebra gereba...

OH-lyah KEH-brah zheh-REH-brah

Look break "geraba"... 

 

(coro/chorus)

Quebra*

KEH-brah

Break

 

Vento forte é barravento

VEHN-tooh FOHRH-cheeh eh/ah bah-hah-VEHN-tooh

A strong wind is barravento - a rhythm for the drum in candomblê

Quando o santo vai pegar

KHWAHN-dooh ooh SAHN-tooh vaye peh-GAHRH

That the saint is going to catch

Quando a roda está boa

KWAHN-dooh ah HOH/AH-dah BOH-ah

When the roda is good

Não tem hora de parar

Nownh tehngh OH-rah deeh pah-RAHRH

There is no time for it to stop

Olha quebra gereba...

OH-lyah KEH-brah zheh-REH-brah

Look break "geraba"... 

 

(coro/chorus)

Quebra*

KEH-brah

Break

 

Quebra lá tudo hoje

KEH-brah lah TOOH-dooh OH-zhee

Break everything there today...

 

(coro/chorus)

Quebra*

KEH-brah

Break

 

 

Amanhã nada quebra

ah-mah-NYAH NAH-dah KEH-brah

Tomorrow nothing breaks

 

(coro/chorus)

Quebra*

KEH-brah

Break

*see our entry on quebra here

 

 

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