best Brazilian song

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  1. D_Anton_Pavlovich_Jerkhov

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    THis was chosen by the general public as the best-remembered Brazilian song of all times.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vp2y_Doe4w

    Here are the original words and a possible translation into English.


    CARINHOSO
    Affectionate

    Meu coração
    My heart
    Não sei por quê
    I do not know why
    Bate feliz
    Beats happily
    Quando te vê
    When it sees you
    E os meus olhos ficam sorrindo
    And my eyes keep smiling
    E pelas ruas vão te seguindo
    And following you along the streets
    Mas mesmo assim, foges de mim
    But nevertheless you run away from me

    Ah, se tu soubesses como eu sou tão carinhoso
    Ah, if only you knew how affectionate I am
    E o muito e muito que te quero
    And how much I really want you
    E como é sincero o meu amor
    And how genuine my love is
    Eu sei que tu não fugirias mais de mim
    I know you wouldn’t run away any more from me

    Vem, vem, vem, vem
    Come, come, come, come
    Vem sentir o calor dos lábios meus
    Come and feel the warmth of my lips
    À procura dos teus
    Searching for yours
    Vem matar esta paixão que me devora o coração
    Come and kill this passion that devours my heart
    E só assim, então
    And only this way
    Serei feliz, bem feliz
    Will I be happy, very happy
     
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    I love her. I have her CD's; have spent many lovely evenings listening to her with a glass of wine and candlelight.... Thank you for the translation!
     
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    You are welcome. I hope it makes sense. Always something is lost in translation.

    He is also very good, Paulinho da Viola, but maybe as a composer rather than a singer.
     
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    Your languange is wonderful!
    It always gives me a strange sensation in my belly!!!
    I hardly understand a word, but the sensation is just fantastic!!!
     
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    Love it!
     
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    Don't make me blush, lol. It is indeed a beautiful language, but how can I be entitled to judge my own language? Maybe it is the effect of the song, who knows? Italian, they say, is the most beautiful language.
     
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    They are wrong:redface:
     
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    Joca, I'm probably the only person who lurks on LPSG who knows where Florianopolis is. Please don't tell anyone. It's one of the few places on the face of the Earth where I can spend three months in joyful peace and never run into anyone who speaks English as first language.

    obrigado
     
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    Don`t tell me, I know this one, it`s in China!!!!:wink:
     
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    Haha. If I would run into you, I don't know in which language I would address you. Maybe Esperanto?
     
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    Rioplatense (Buenos Aires style, not Uruguay) or English. I spent three months last year living on the beach in Dos Ingleses doing nothing but taking private language classes four hours a day five mornings a week, going to the gym, para sailing, and body surfing the afternoons away. It's true, Brazilian Portuguese is melodic and INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT. I still cannot pronounce "reales." I tried to convince The Squeeze to spend a month in Porto Alegre with me, but we're headed back to Spain, instead.

    You live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Lucky bastard. :biggrin1:

    Edit: And you live among the most beautiful and wonderful people in the world, too.
     
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