Adele – Someone like you

Hey people, how are you?

This is such a beautiful song! Let’s see what we can learn from it.

Adele – Someone like you

I heard that you’re settled down
That you found a girl and you’re married now
I heard that your dreams came true
Guess she gave you things, I didn’t give to you

Settle down – Estabelecer-se (Sossegar em um relacionamento)

Dreams came true – Sonhos  se realizaram

Old friend
Why are you so shy
It ain’t like you to hold back
Or hide from the light

Ain’t –  Geralmente é abreviação de: am not, is not, are not, has not, have not.

Em alguns dialetos, pode ser abreviação de outras estruturas também.  (Esse uso é bem informal)

Hold back – conter-se / resistir

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it
I hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded
That for me, it isn’t over

Turn up – Aparecer (no sentido de chegar inesperadamente)

Uninvited – Sem convite

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead, yeah

Never mind – Deixa para lá / Esquece

Last – Durar (verbo)

Instead – Ao invés

You’d know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised in a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days

The time of our lives – Melhor época (momento) de nossas vidas

Haze – Neblina / Mormaço

Bound by – conectados por / ligados por / Unidos por

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it
I hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded
That for me, it isn’t over

Out of the blue – Do nada (Slang)

Stay away – Ficar longe

Couldn’t – Não pude

Fight (it) – Lutar contra / Ir contra

It isn’t over – Não acabou / Não é o fim

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remember you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead, yeah

Like – Como (preposição)

Nothing compares, no worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes they’re memories made
Who would have known how bitter-sweet this would taste

Bitter – sweet – Agridoce

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remembered you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead

Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you, too
Don’t forget me, I beg, I remembered you said
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead, yeah, yeah

What can we learn? 

This is a great song to learn vocabulary and also to practice your pronunciation and combining sounds.

Essa é uma ótima canção para aprender vocabulário e também praticar sua pronúncia e a junção de sons.

We have some phrasal verbs, which is fantastic because as I had said before, it’s hard to study them. (There are so many)

Nós temos alguns Phrasal Verbs, o que é fantástico, pois como eu disse antes, é difícil estudá-los (São muitos)

Here are the phrasal verbs from this song:

Settle down – Estabelecer-se (Sossegar em um relacionamento)

Hold back – conter-se / resistir

Turn up – Aparecer (no sentido de chegar inesperadamente)

Bound by – conectados por / ligados por / unidos por

Stay away – Ficar longe

How to use Ain’t?

We also have the abbreviation Ain’t. This is an extremely colloquial abbreviation, often used in songs and informal chats or situations.

Nós também temos a abreviação Ain’t. Essa é uma abreviação extremamente coloquial, frequentemente usada em música, bate papos e outras situações informais.

Ain’t can stand for: am not, is not, are not, has not, have not

Ain’t pode significar: am not, is not, are not, has not, have not

Let’s see some examples:

They ain’t gonna help. (They’re not gonna help)

This ain’t what we agreed. (This is not what we agreed)

In some dialects ain’t can stand for: do not, does not, did not

Pronunciation:

This part of the song is awesome to practice combined sounds. You see, we have pretty much 3 lines sung without a breather!

Essa parte da música é incrível para praticar junção de sons. Veja, nós temos praticamente 3 linhas cantadas sem pausa para fôlego!

Check the paragraph below. Look which sounds we can combine.

Verifique o parágrafo abaixo. Veja quais sons podemos juntar.

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited

But I couldn’t stay away, I couldn’t fight it

I hoped you’d see my face and that you’d be reminded

That for me, it isn‘t over

 

What more? Oh yes, how about learning a bit about prefixes?

O que mais? Ah sim, que tal aprender um pouco sobre prefixos?

The word Uninvited contains the prefix: UN.

A palavra Uninvited contém o prefixo UN.

We can open our mind to a whole lot of words that would seem new, but aren’t.

Nós podemos abrir nossa cabeça para muitas palavras que pareceriam novas, mas não são.

Ex:

Familiar – Unfamiliar (Familiar – Não familiar)

Comfortable – Uncomfortable (Confortável – Desconfortável)

Able – Unable (Capaz – Incapaz)

Believable – Unbelievable (Acreditável – Inacreditável)

Aware – Unaware (Ciente – desconhecedor / Não estar ciente)

Certain – Uncertain  (Certo – Incerto)

Happy – Unhappy (Feliz – Infeliz)

Lucky – Unlucky (Sortudo – Azarado)

Reliable – Unreliable (Confiável – Não confiável)

Well – Unwell (Bem – Indisposto)

Usual – Unusual (Comum – Incomum)

Pleasant – Unpleasant (Agradável – Desagradável)

Known – Unknown (Conhecido – Desconhecido)

 

Well people, as you can see, a song is a great way to study. Hope you all liked.

Check this song on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQl3WQQoQ0

(And sing along)

See ya next time 🙂

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