O Leãozinho is a classic song by Caetano Veloso. Try and do the exercise below first and then check the answers with the lyrics and the translation of O Leãozinho.
In an interview with Brazil’s Revista Epoca, Caetano says that he wrote the song to Dadi, a friend whom he used to adore when they were both young. Caetano goes on to say that “Dali was beautiful at the time, and he is a Leo, like me.” Check out the translation of O Leãozinho after the fill in the gaps exercise.
Now that you’ve done the exercise (how did you do?) check out the answers below along with the translation of O Leãozinho.
|Gosto muito de te ver, leãozinho
Caminhando sob o sol
Gosto muito de você, leãozinho
Para desentristecer, leãozinho
O meu coração tão só
Basta eu encontrar você no caminho
Um filhote de leão, raio da manhã
Arrastando o meu olhar como um ímã
O meu coração é o sol, pai de toda cor
Quando ele lhe doura a pele ao léu
Gosto de te ver ao sol, leãozinho
De te ver entrar no mar
Tua pele, tua luz, tua juba
Gosto de ficar ao sol, leãozinho
De molhar minha juba
De estar perto de você e entrar no mar
|I really like seeing you, little lion
Walking under the sun
I really like you, little lion
To undo the sadness, little lion
of my oh-so-lonely heart,
I have only to find you along the way
A lion cub, morning ray
Drawing in my gaze like a magnet
My heart is the sun, father of all colours
When it lazily tans your skin
I really like seeing you, little lion
Seeing you go in the sea
Your skin, your light, your mane
I like being in the sun, little lion
To wet my maneT
To be near you and get in the sea
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