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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 Risos for this week's submission. Enjoy! 

 

Tempo Passar, Passou

 

Tempo passar, passou

TEHM-pooh pah-SAHRH, pah-SOH

Time will pass, it passed

A hora chegar, chegou

Ah OH-rah sheh-GAHRH, sheh-GOH

The time will come, it arrived

 

Preto velho cantarolar, cantarolou

PREH-tooh VEH-lyooh kahn-tahrh-oh-LAHRH, kahn-tahrh-oh-LOH

Old black man will sing softly, sang softly

A gringa chorar, chorou

Ah GREEHNH-gah shoh-RAHRH, shoh-ROH

The foreign girl will cry, she cried

 

(coro/chorus)

Tempo passar, passou

TEHM-pooh pah-SAHRH, pah-SOH

Time will pass, it passed

A hora chegar, chegou

Ah OH-rah sheh-GAHRH, sheh-GOH

The time will come, it arrived

 

Berimbau chamar, chamou

Beeh-reenh-BOW shah-MAHRH, shah-MOH

Berimbau will call, it called

Pra roda formar, formou

Prah HOH-dah fohrh-MAHRH, fohrh-MOH

For the roda to form, it formed

 

(coro/chorus)

Tempo passar, passou

TEHM-pooh pah-SAHRH, pah-SOH

Time will pass, it passed

A hora chegar, chegou

Ah OH-rah sheh-GAHRH, sheh-GOH

The time will come, it arrived

 

Moleque pular, pulou

Moh-LEH-keeh pooh-LAHRH, pooh-LOH

The kid will jump, he jumped

No Porto mergulhar, mergulhou

Nooh POHRH-tooh mehrh-gooh-LYAHRH, mehrh-gooh-LYOH

At Porto he will dive, he dived

 

(coro/chorus)

Tempo passar, passou

TEHM-pooh pah-SAHRH, pah-SOH

Time will pass, it passed

A hora chegar, chegou

Ah OH-rah sheh-GAHRH, sheh-GOH

The time will come, it arrived

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