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La Vida – Mi Casa

La Vida
Mi Casa
Ouvi dizer tantas coisas
[I heard so many things]
Festas, pessoal a dancar
[Parties, people dancing]
Mas eu nao sei com’ e que eu vou explicar
[But I don’t know how I’m going to explain]
Como e que eu sinto
[How I feel]
Ouvi dizer hoje e o dia
[I heard today is the day]
O nosso dia, um dia feliz
[Our day, a happy day]
Eu so sei que eu pego que (estar?)
[I only know I get what is here (in this moment?)]
Agora e para a vida enteira
[Now and for all life]
La la la la laa, la Vida
[La la la la laa, Life]
A nossa vida e tao linda faz chorar
[Our life is so beautiful it makes you cry]
[Verse II]
Eu estou a ver o mundo interio
[I’m going to see the whole world]
Unido, na beleza da vida
[United, in the beauty of life]
Eu estou sentindo neste momento aqui
[I’m feeling it in this moment here]
Quando eu ti conheci
[When I first met you]
O Maria, tem dai comigo
[O Maria, come walk with me]
Me deixa te mostrar o mundo inteiro
[Let me show you the whole world]
Oo Maria, me dê o nome
[Oo Maria, give me the name]
Da sua redondeza
[Of your neighbourhood]
Você vai se veró
[You’ll see for yourself]
La la la la laa, la Vida
[La la la la laa, Life]
A nossa vida e tao linda faz chorar
[Our life is so beautiful it makes you cry]
La la la la laa, la Vida
[La la la la laa, Life]
A nossa vida e tao linda faz chorar
[Our life is so beautiful it makes you cry]
Faz chorar, faz chorar
[Makes you cry, makes you cry]
Esta vida e tao linda faz chorar
[This life is so beautiful it makes you cry]
Lyrics & translation adapted from this post by Yasmin Fonseca on LyricsTranslate.com with some help from: Google Translate
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Translation: Nkalakatha (Mandoza)

Full Grammar
[Translation]

Nkalakatha…
[‘Tough Guy’/’Top Dog’/’Main man’/’Big Boss’/’Bosso’]

Nganitshela ngathi onombono
[I told y’all I said whoever has an opinion]
Akagqumele isigubhini sikaMandoza
[Must jump into Mandoza’s ring (‘drum’)]
Angitshele yini inkinga yakhe
[And tell me what his/her problem is]
Sbonisane nje ngamadoda
[So we can settle it (show each other) like men]

Nganitshela ngathi onombono
[I told y’all I said whoever has an opinion]
Akagqumele isigubhini sikaMandoza
[Must jump into Mandoza’s ring (‘drum’)]
Angitshele yini inkinga yakhe
[And tell me what his/her problem is]
Sbonisane nje ngama-buddy
[So we can settle it like buddies]

Nkalakatha…
(Ak’na niks buddy, ngith’ uz’bheke)
[(There’s nothing buddy, I’m saying look at/after yourself)]
(Ak’na niks jo, ngith’ uz’jonge)
[(There’s nothing jo, I’m saying look at/after yourself)]

Sowdlal’ ez’kaJanawari
[Now you’re playing January’s things]
Ngithi (gqum’?) udube
[I’m saying (jump?) and just give it up]

Nkalakatha…
(Ak’na niks buddy, ngith’ uz’bheke)
[(There’s nothing buddy, I’m saying look at/after yourself)]
(Ak’na niks jo, ngith’ uz’jonge)
[(There’s nothing jo, I’m saying look at/after yourself)]

Ch… Ch… Charlie

Woza siyophola
[Come let’s go chill out]
Please yehlisa ulaka!
[Please calm down]

Awu we nkalakatha… Charlie

Woza syophola
[Come let’s go chill out]
Please yehlisa ulaka!
[Please calm down]

Awu we nkalakatha

Nkalakatha…
(Ak’na niks buddy, ngith’ uz’bheke)
[(There’s nothing buddy, I’m saying look at/after yourself)]
(Ak’na niks jo, ngith’ uz’jonge)
[(There’s nothing jo, I’m saying look at/after yourself)]

Nganitshela ngathi onombono
[I told y’all I said whoever has an opinion]
Akagqumele isigubhini sikaMandoza
[Must jump into Mandoza’s ring (‘drum’)]
Angitshele yini inkinga yakhe
[And tell me what his/her problem is]
Sbonisane nje ngamadoda
[So we can settle it (show each other) like men]

Nganitshela ngathi onombono
[I told y’all I said whoever has an opinion]
Akagqumele isigubhini sikaMandoza
[Must jump into Mandoza’s ring (‘drum’)]
Angitshele yini inkinga yakhe
[And tell me what his/her problem is]
Sbonisane nje ngama-buddy
[So we can settle it like buddies]

Nkalakatha…

Links:
Nkalakatha Meaning
The Kwaito Story: Aryna Kaganof Interviews Mandoza
Mandoza remakes Nkalakatha, adds Afrikaans lyrics

#MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow – New Skool Orchestra

Remember the South African artists from back in the day whose music brought us all together; the icons of culture who made us all proud to be a nation? Here are some of the acts following in their footsteps today. #MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow #ThrowbackThursday

Then: Soweto String Quartet

Now: New Skool Orchestra

WARNING: DO NOT miss an opportunity to go see them live!

Now: New Skool Sextet

Look out for their debut album “The Birth of Change”

Links:

http://www.sowetostringquartet.co.za/
http://www.newskool.co.za/
http://newskoolorg.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/have-you-heard/

#MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow – Lira

Remember the South African artists from back in the day whose music brought us all together; the icons of culture who made us all proud to be a nation? Here are some of the acts following in their footsteps today. #MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow #ThrowbackThursday

Then: Miriam Makeba, Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Lyrics: https://southafricanlyrics.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/pata-pata-miriam-makeba/

Now: Lira

Lyrics: http://kasilyrics.co.za/lira-something-inside-strong-lyrics/

Links:

http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/miriam-makeba

http://www.misslira.com/

#MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow – Africappella

Remember the South African artists from back in the day whose music brought us all together; the icons of culture who made us all proud to be a nation? Here are some of the acts following in their footsteps today. #MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow #ThrowbackThursday

Then: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Lyrics: https://southafricanlyrics.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/nomathemba/

Now: Africappella

Lyrics: https://southafricanlyrics.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/nomathemba/

Links:

http://www.mambazo.com
http://www.africappella.com/

#MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow – The Soil

Remember the South African artists from back in the day whose music brought us all together; the icons of culture who made us all proud to be a nation? Here are some of the acts following in their footsteps today. #MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow #ThrowbackThursday

Then: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Lyrics: https://southafricanlyrics.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/homeless/

Now: The Soil

Lyrics: http://salyrics.blog.com/2013/01/14/inkomo-the-soil/

Links:

http://www.mambazo.com
https://www.facebook.com/thesoilkasisoul