sexta-feira, 31 de maio de 2013

Otis Redding - When a man loves a woman

Otis Redding - When a man loves a woman



When a man loves a woman, can't keep his mind on nothing else
He'll trade the world for the good thing he's found
If she's bad he can't see it she can do no wrong
Turn his back on his best friend if he put her down

When a man loves a woman, spend his very last dime
Tryin' to hold on to what he needs
He'd give up all his comfort, sleep out in the rain
If she said that's the way it ought to be

Well, this man loves a woman
I gave you everything I had
Tryin' to hold on to your precious love
Baby, please don't treat me bad

When a man loves a woman, down deep in his soul
She can bring him such misery
If she plays him for a fool, he's the last one to know
Lovin' eyes don't ever see

Well, this man loves a woman
I gave you everything I had
Tryin' to hold on to your precious love
Baby, please don't treat me bad

When a man loves a woman, I know exactly how he feels
Coz baby baby baby you're my world

Word of the day: SLUDGE


Sludge: barro, lama, borra, sedimento, depósito, gelo fragmentado, que boia na água, esgoto, lixo industrial.
Synonyms: guck (or gook), mire, muck, ooze, slime, slop, mud, slush

“After a day of heavy rain, the fairgrounds had turned into pure sludge.”  (www.merriam-webster.com)

quinta-feira, 30 de maio de 2013

RAY CHARLES "I Can't Stop Loving You"

RAY CHARLES "I Can't Stop Loving You"


(I can't stop loving you)
I've made up my mind
To live in memory of the lonesome times
(I can't stop wanting you)
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life in dreams of yesterday
(Dreams of yesterday)
Those happy hours that we once knew
Tho' long ago, they still make me blue
They say that time heals a broken heart
But time has stood still since we've been apart

(I can't stop loving you)
I've made up my mind
To live in memories of the lonesome times
(I can't stop wanting you)
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life in dreams of yesterday
(Those happy hours)
Those happy hours
(That we once knew)
That we once knew
(Tho' long ago)
Tho' long ago
(Still make me blue)
Still ma-a-a-ake me blue
(They say that time)
They say that time
(Heals a broken heart)
Heals a broken heart
(But time has stood still)
Time has stood still
(Since we've been apart)
Since we've been apart

(I can't stop loving you)
I said I made up my mind
To live in memory of the lonesome times
(Sing a song, children)
(I can't stop wanting you)
It's useless to say
So I'll just live my life of dreams of yesterday
(Of yesterday)


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So much so


So much so: tanto assim que, tanto assim
“Computer games opened a new world, so much so you wonder what you used to do with your free time.” =  …tanto assim que você fica imaginando o que…
The path was overgrown with grass, so much so that I could easily have missed it altogether. = tanto assim que eu poderiamuito facilmente tê-lo perdido completamente.

Word of the day: Keening


Keening: lamentação, lamúria, queixume, choradeira
Synonyms: delicate, fine, acute, perceptive, quick, sensitive, sharp
“She's a very keen observer of the political world.”
“…pilots with especially keen eyesight…”  (www.merriam-webster.com)
When you've been trying to remember something and you suddenly remember it, the mental pleasure is keen. —Ian Frazier, Atlantic, October 2004

quarta-feira, 29 de maio de 2013

Word of the day: Impervious


Impervious:   impérvio,  impenetrável, que não se pode atingir, influenciar
Synonyms: impenetrable, impermeable, tight
“The material for this coat is supposed to be impervious to rain.”
‘The rain forest is impervious to all but the most dedicated explorers. “ (www.merriam-webster.com)

… Berlin struck me, above all, as impervious to any political reactions whatever … —Stephen Spender, New York Times Magazine, 30 Oct.1977

Doris Day - Dream A Little Dream of Me

Doris Day - Dream A Little Dream of Me


Fonte: www.lyrics007.com

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper "I love you"
Birds singing in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me

Say "nighty night" and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
While I'm alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading but I linger on, dear
Still craving your kiss
I'm longing to linger till dawn, dear
Just saying this

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams, whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me


segunda-feira, 27 de maio de 2013

Play down

Play down: diminuir a importância de algo, fazer algo parecer menos perigoso ou menos importante
“The government's spokesman tried to play down the worsening economic data.”
“When he told his parents he was being sent to fight in Iraq, he tried to play the dangers down by saying he was going to a peaceful area.”
(www.englishclub.com)


Word of the day: DUNCE


Dunce: estúpido, bobo, bronco, asno, aluno relapso.
Synonyms: airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, donkey, dumbhead, dum-dum, dummkopf, dummy, idiot, dunderhead, fathead, hammerhead, hardhead, jackass, moron, pinhead, simpleton, stupid
“People with the learning disability dyslexia were once simply dismissed as dunces.””  (www.merriam-webster.com)

domingo, 26 de maio de 2013

SERGIO MENDES - Look Of Love

SERGIO MENDES - Look Of Love


Fonte: www.lyrics007.com
The look of love
Is in your eyes
A look your smile can't 
disguise

The look of love
Is saying so much more than
Just words could every say
And what my heart has heard
Well it takes my breath away

I can hardly wait to hold you
Feel my arms around you
How long I have waited
Waited just to love you
Now that I have found you

You've got the look of love
It's on your face
A look that time can't erase
Baby be mine, tonight

Let this be just the start of 
So many nights like this
Let's take a lovers vow
And seal it with a kiss

Don't ever go
Don't ever go
I love you so
The look of love

Let this be just the start of
So many nights like this
Let's take a lover's vow
And baby we'll seal it with a kiss

Pat down

Pat down: revistar (verificando se carrega arma ou item proibido)
“Security guards patted down everybody who entered the airport.

“In some American schools armed guards pat the kids down before allowing them inside.”  (www.englishclub.com)

Word of the day: HEATHEN


Heathen: pagão, bárbaro, homem bruto
Synonyms: gentile, idolater, idolator, pagan
“…a missionary sent to distant lands to convert the heathens…”
“European colonizers, who considered the New World peoples to be heathens, forced them to conform to European ways.”   (www.merriam-webster.com)

sábado, 25 de maio de 2013

Pass away

Pass away: morrer
“Our chairman passed away yesterday, and his funeral will be held next Friday.

“Olivia told us she wanted her body to be cremated after she passed away. “  (www.englishclub.com)

OTIS REDDING: The Dock of the Bay

OTIS REDDING: The Dock of the Bay


Fonte: www.azlyrics.com

Sittin' in the morning sun
I'll be sittin' when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch them roll away again, yeah

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

I left my home in Georgia
Headed for the Frisco Bay
Cuz I've had nothing to live for
And look like nothing's gonna come my way

So, I'm just gon' sit on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

Looks like nothing's gonna change
Everything still remains the same
I can't do what ten people tell me to do
So I guess I'll remain the same, listen

Sittin' here resting my bones
And this loneliness won't leave me alone, listen
Two thousand miles I roam
Just to make this dock my home, now

I'm just gon' sit at the dock of a bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
Sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

Word of the day: SOOTHING


Soothing:  calmante, suavizante, que alivia
Synonyms: calming, comforting, dreamy, lulling, narcotic, pacifying, quieting, relaxing, sedative, tranquilizing
“The music had a soothing effect on the baby.”
“The soothing music eventually put the entire yoga class in the proper mood.”  (www.merriam-webster.com)

sexta-feira, 24 de maio de 2013

In the hopper


In the hopper: que está para acontecer, que está sendo preparado:
“Plans for the class reunion are in the hopper.”  (www.dictionary.reference.com)

Fatos estranhos sobre os EUA

Fatos estranhos sobre os EUA: 


Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital.
In the middle of the last century, the United States was #1 in the world in GDP per capita.  Today, the United States is #13 in GDP per capita.
Today, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents.
One survey found that 25 percent of all employees that have Internet access in the United States visit pornography websites while they are at work.


Word of the day: SUPINE


Supine: supino, deitado de costas, inativo, indolente, inerte, descuidado
Synonyms:lethargic, passive, inactive, apathetic, listless, enervated, inert, lying on the back or with the face upward
“She also sits like a doll, her head and torso in the same unchanging line whether she's upright, supine or bent at the hips in an armchair.”  (www.wordhippo.com

quinta-feira, 23 de maio de 2013

Tom Jones - She's a Lady

Tom Jones - She's a Lady

Fonte: www.azlyrics.com
Well she's all you'd ever want,
She's the kind they'd like to flaunt and take to dinner.
Well she always knows her place.
She's got style, she's got grace, She's a winner.
She's a Lady. Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady.
Talkin' about that little lady, and the lady is mine.
Well she's never in the way
Always something nice to say, Oh what a blessing.
I can leave her on her own
Knowing she's okay alone, and there's no messing.
She's a lady. Whoa, whoa, whoa. She's a lady.
Talkin' about that little lady, and the lady is mine.
Well she never asks for very much and I don't refuse her.
Always treat her with respect, I never would abuse her.
What she's got is hard to find, and I don't want to lose her
Help me build a mountain from my little pile of clay. Hey, hey, hey.
Well she knows what I'm about,
She can take what I dish out, and that's not easy,
Well she knows me through and through,
She knows just what to do, and how to please me.
She's a lady. Whoa, whoa, whoa. She's a lady.
Talkin' about that little lady and the lady is mine.
Yeah yeah yeah She's a Lady
Listen to me baby, She's a Lady
Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady
And the Lady is mine
Yeah yeah yeah She's a Lady
Talkin about this little lady
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
Whoa and the lady is mine
Yeah yeah She's a Lady
And the Lady is mine.

Word of the day: SMUTTY


Smutty: sujo, manchado (com fuligem),indecente, obsceno, afetado com carvão
Synonyms: bawdy, blue, coarse, crude, dirty, filthy, foul, gross, gutter, impure, indecent, lascivious, lewd, nasty, pornographic, profane, ribald, obscene, trashy, vulgar, X-rated

“The movie was rated R because of some nude scenes and smutty dialogue.”
“…a street urchin with a smutty face…(www.merriam-webster.com)

Obs.:
Smooth: alisar ou polir, lisura, polimento, alisar, aplainar, polir, acalmar, suavizar, plano, liso, lustroso, polido, macio, sem pelotas

quarta-feira, 22 de maio de 2013

Barry Manilow - Mandy

Barry Manilow - Mandy





I remember all my life
Raining down as cold as ice
A shadow of a man
A face through a window
Crying in the night
The night goes into

Morning, just another day
Happy people pass my way
Looking in their eyes
I see a memory
I never realized 
How happy you made me, oh Mandy

Well you came and you gave without taking
And I sent you away, oh Mandy
And you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Mandy

I'm standing on the edge of time
Walked away when love was mine
Caught up in a world of uphill climbing
The tears are in my eyes 
And nothing is rhyming, oh Mandy

Well you came and you gave without taking
And I sent you away, oh Mandy
And you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Mandy

Yesterday's a dream
Now I face the morning
Crying on the breeze
The pain is calling, oh Mandy

Well you came and you gave without taking
And I sent you away, oh Mandy
And you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
And I need you today, oh Mandy

Well you came and you gave without taking
And I sent you away, oh Mandy
And you kissed me and stopped me from shaking

Word of the day: URCHIN


Urchin: rapaz ou garoto travesso, moleque, maroto, criança pobre, maltrapilha (ouriço-do-mar= sea urchin)
Synonyms:  devil, hellion, imp, mischief, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scamp
“We could never resist the little urchin's pleas for candy.”  (www.merriam-webster.com)

terça-feira, 21 de maio de 2013

Neither fish nor fowl / Mess around


Neither fish nor fowl: indefinido, sem características específicas

“The car that they drove up in was neither fish nor fowl. It must have been made out of spare parts.”
“This proposal is neither fish nor fowl. I can't tell what you're proposing. (www.thefreedictionary.com)

Mess around: perder tempo, comportar-se de uma maneira tola
Mesmo que: fool around
“My kids were messing around with a new computer game instead of doing their homework, so I told them to turn it off.”

“The manager told the workers to stop messing around and get on with their work.”( www.englishclub.com)

Interesting facts about USA


Interesting facts about USA:
The average U.S. citizen drinks the equivalent of more than 600 sodas each year.
The only place in the United States where coffee is grown commercially is in Hawaii.
The United States has 845 motor vehicles for every 1,000 people.  Japan only has 593 for every 1,000 people and Germany only has 540 for every 1,000 people.
The grizzly bear is the official state animal of California.  But no grizzly bears have been seen there since 1922.

Walking papers


Walking papers: aviso de demissão (aviso prévio-sem as conotações da legislação brasileira)
(A notice of discharge or dismissal.)
“They're downsizing, and I got my walking papers last week.”   (www.dioms.yourdictionary.com)

Word of the day: THRUST


Thrust: empurrão, impulso, ímpeto, facada, golpe, ataque, propulsão, impulso, pressão, empurrar, impelir
Synonyms: drive, propel, shove, push

“He thrust his hands into his pockets.”
“He thrust his fist into the air.”
“The doctor thrust the needle into the patient's arm.”
“He thrust at me with his sword.” (www.merriam-webster.com)

Obs.:
TRUSTconfiança, crença, fé, confidência

segunda-feira, 20 de maio de 2013

Interesting facts about USA:

Interesting facts about USA:

The state of Alaska is 429 times larger than the state of Rhode Island is.  But Rhode Island has a significantly larger population than Alaska does.

The average supermarket in the United States wastes about 3,000 pounds of food each year.

Alaska has a longer coastline than all of the other 49 U.S. states put together.

The average U.S. citizen drinks the equivalent of more than 600 sodas each year.

Today, 66 percent of all Americans are considered to be overweight.