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

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Capenga Ontem Teve Aqui

Capenga ontem teve aqui 

Kah-PEHNG-gah OHN-tehnh TEH-veeh ah-KEEH

Yesterday we had a disabled man here

Capenga ontem teve aqui 

Kah-PEHNG-gah OHN-tehnh TEH-veeh ah-KEEH

Yesterday we had a disabled/lame man here

Deu dois mil réis a papai

Deh/ooh doyz meeh/ooh heyz ah pah-PAYE

He gave two thousand reis (an older form of brazilian currency)  to father

Três mil réis a mamãe

Treyz meeh/ooh heyz ah mah-MAYE

Three thousand reis (an older form of brazilian currency)  to mother

Café e açúcar ao vovó

Kah-FEH eeh ah-SOOH-kahrh ah/ooh voh-VO ("o" as in "pot")

Coffee and sugar to grandpa

Deu dois vintém ao mim

Deh/ooh doyz veehnh-TEHNH ah/ooh meehnh

He gave two thousand vintem (an older form of brazilian currency) to me

Sim senhor, meu camará

Seehnh sehnh-YOHRH meh/ooh kah-mah-RAH

Yes sir my friend

Quando eu entrar, você entra

KWAHN-dooh ehn-TRAHRH voh-SAY EHN-trah

When I go in you go in

Quando eu sair, você sai

KWAHN-dooh sah-EEHRH voh-SAY saye

When I leave you leave

Passar bem, passar mal

Pah-SAHRH behnh pah-SAHRH mah/ooh

Come good come bad

Mas todo mundo é passar, camará

Mayez TOH-dooh MOOHN-dooh eh/ah pah-SAHRH, kah-mah-RAH

The whole world will pass, my friend

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