Gloria Estefan singing in Portuguese Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Entertainment, Music, Video

E aí, pessoal? Tudo beleza?

I’m a fan of Latin music and Gloria Estefan ranks high on my list. I was checking out some of her old videos on Youtube and I came across this 1989 version of her song Don’t Wanna Lose You. Because she’s Cuban and also speaks Spanish her pronunciation in Portuguese is very good!

Check out the video and the lyrics.

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Se Tenho que Te Perder [If I Have to Lose You]
Gloria Estefan

Vivendo assim [Living like this]
Sem ter porquê [Not needing to]
Querendo ter prazer no amor [Wanting to have pleasure in love]
Que está quase no fim [That is almost at the end]
Cansei de esperar [I’m tired of waiting]
Cansei de sonhar [I’m tired of dreaming]
Tentando achar a solução [Trying to find the solution]
Mas eu nao fui capaz [But I wasn’t able]

Agora você [Now it is]
Vai decidir [Up to you]
Se é pra mentir mais uma vez [If you’re going to lie again]
É melhor outro adeus, adeus [It’s better to say good-bye again, good-bye]

Se tenho que te perder [If I have to lose you]
Pra quê me fazer sofrer [Why make me suffer]
Se tenho que te perder [If I have to lose you]
Pra sempre [Forever]
Tenho que aprender [I have to learn]
A viver sem você [To live without you]
Se tenho que te perder [If I have to lose you]
Pra sempre [Forever]

É triste demais [It’s too sad]
Ter e não ter [To have and not to have]
Ficar sem saber se vai voltar [Not knowing if you’re coming back]
Ou se vai me esquecer [Or forget about me]

Não quero um favor [I don’t want a favor]
Nem compaixão [Or compassion]
Eu não sei viver de ilusão [I can’t live off of ilusions]
Eu preciso de amor, amor [I need love, love]

Se tenho que te perder… [If I have to lose you…]

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About the Author: Adir

English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.


  1. Mafamire:

    Gostei de mais! Gloria tem uma voz maravilhosa e em Português simplesmente adorei.

    • Adir:

      @Mafamire Obrigado, Mafamire! Eu sou suspeito pra dizer qualquer coisa porque sou fãzasso da Gloria faz tempo! Obrigado pela visita!