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Learn Portuguese with Christmas music! Posted by on Dec 8, 2021 in Brazilian Profile, Culture, Customs, Holidays, Learning, Music, Vocabulary

Listen to a Christmas song in Portuguese! (Image by Frauke Riether from Pixabay)

Olá, caros leitores! Feliz dezembro a todos! The year is drawing to a close, and it hasn’t been an easy one. But with the holidays coming up, we can all look forward to uns dias de folga (a few days off), encontros de família (family gatherings), presentes (gifts), comidas deliciosas (delicious meals) and, why not, some festive songs to go along with it.

Although Brazil is not as big on Christmas music as some English-speaking countries, we do listen to some classics and enjoy a seasonal hit every now and then. Today’s post will introduce you to a song called Natal Todo Dia (Christmas Every Day) by the hugely successful Brazilian pop group Roupa Nova. With millions of albums sold and a Latin Grammy, Roupa Nova has been active since the ’80s. This song, from a 2007 album, will get you right in that December mood while you polish up on your Portuguese skills! Hit play, follow the lyrics below then check the translation in italics. Vamos entrar em clima de festa?

Um clima de sonho se espalha no ar
Pessoas se olham com brilho no olhar
A gente já sente chegando o Natal
É tempo de amor, todo mundo é igual
Os velhos amigos irão se abraçar
Os desconhecidos irão se falar
E quem for criança vai olhar pro céu
Fazendo um pedido pro velho Noel
A dreamlike mood spreads in the air
People look at each other with a glow in their eyes
We can already feel Christmas coming
It’s time for love, everyone is the same
Old friends will hug
Strangers will talk
And whoever is a child will look up to heaven
making a wish for old Santa Claus

Se a gente é capaz de espalhar alegria
Se a gente é capaz de toda essa magia
Eu tenho certeza que a gente podia
Fazer com que fosse Natal todo dia

If we are able to spread joy
If we are capable of all this magic
I’m sure that we could 
Make it Christmas every day

Um jeito mais manso de ser e falar
Mais calma, mais tempo pra gente se dar
Me diz por que só no Natal é assim?
Que bom se ele nunca tivesse mais fim
Que o Natal comece no seu coração
Que seja pra todos sem ter distinção
Um gesto, um sorriso, um abraço, o que for
O melhor presente é sempre o amor

CORO INFANTIL: Os velhos amigos irão se abraçar
Os desconhecidos irão se falar Eu tenho certeza que a gente podia
Fazer com que fosse Natal todo dia
Que o Natal comece no seu coração
Que seja pra todos sem ter distinção
Eu tenho certeza que a gente podia
Fazer com que fosse Natal todo dia

CHILDREN’S CHOIR: Old friends will hug
Strangers will talk and I’m sure we could
Make it Christmas every day
May Christmas begin in your heart
May it be for all with no distinction
I’m sure we could
Make it Christmas every day

 

Have your heard any Roupa Nova songs before? Tell us all about it! Hope you guys enjoyed it.

Want more holiday cheer? Have a look at these previous posts on Christmas music:

Brazilian Christmas Songs

The three most popular Brazilian Christmas songs

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Comments:

  1. Michael:

    Muito bom, eu estou aprendendo portuguese

    • carol:

      @Michael Que bom saber, Michael!
      Obrigada por ler nosso blog 😀


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