Brazilian National Anthem

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Hello there! Today we celebrate our National Anthem Day, so we bring you a Dica just about it! Let’s learn all about the Brazilian National Anthem, including lyrics, who wrote it, and much more! We will even listen to it. Do you think by the end of this lesson you can sing it for us?

History of the Brazil Anthem

The National Anthem in Brazil is called “Hino Nacional Brasileiro” in Portuguese. It was written by Francisco Manuel da Silva and officially adopted in 1922. The anthem celebrates Brazil’s natural beauty, history, and people. The lyrics praise the country’s mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as the bravery and strength of its people. The anthem also references Brazil’s flag, which features a green field, a yellow diamond, and a blue circle with stars.

The anthem begins with the words “Ouviram do Ipiranga as margens plácidas,” which translate to “They heard by the peaceful banks of the Ipiranga.” The Ipiranga River is a historical site where Brazil declared its independence from Portugal on September 7, 1822.

The anthem is typically played or sung at important national events, such as Independence Day celebrations, sporting events, and official ceremonies. Brazilians are very proud of their anthem and it is an important symbol of their national identity.

Brazilian National Anthem Lyrics

partiture of the brazilian national anthem and lyrics
These are the original partitures for the Brazilian Hymn!

The Brazilian National Anthem is one of the four official symbols of the Federative Republic of Brazil. The other symbols of the Republic are the National Flag, the National Arms and the National Seal. Its lyrics were written by Joaquim Osório Duque-Estrada. Let’s check out the Brazilian National Anthem Lyrics:

First Part

Ouviram do Ipiranga as margens plácidasThe placid shores of the Ipiranga heard,
De um povo heroico o brado retumbante,the resounding shout of a heroic folk.
E o sol da Liberdade, em raios fúlgidos,And the sun of Liberty in shining beams,
Brilhou no céu da Pátria nesse instante.shone in the homeland’s sky at that instant.
Se o penhor dessa igualdadeIf the pledge of this equality,
Conseguimos conquistar com braço forte,we managed to conquer with strong arm.
Em teu seio, ó Liberdade,In thy bosom, O Freedom,
Desafia o nosso peito a própria morte!our chest defieth death itself!
Ó Pátria amada,O beloved,
Idolatrada,idolized homeland,
Salve! Salve!Hail, hail!
Brasil, um sonho intenso, um raio vívido,Brazil, an intense dream, a vivid ray
De amor e de esperança à terra desce,of love and hope to earth descendeth.
Se em teu formoso céu, risonho e límpido,If in thy beautiful, smiling and limpid sky,
A imagem do Cruzeiro resplandece.the image of the Cross blazeth.
Gigante pela própria natureza,Giant by thine own nature,
És belo, és forte, impávido colosso,Thou art beautiful, strong, a fearless colossus,
E o teu futuro espelha essa grandeza.And thy future mirrors that greatness
Terra adoradaAdored land
Entre outras milAmongst thousand others
És tu, Brasil,art thou, Brazil,
Ó Pátria amada!O beloved homeland
Dos filhos deste soloOf the sons of this ground
És mãe gentil,Thou art kind mother
Pátria amada,Beloved homeland,
Brasil!Brazil!

Second Part

Deitado eternamente em berço esplêndido,Eternally lying on splendid cradle,
Ao som do mar e à luz do céu profundo,to the sound of sea and under deep sky light.
Fulguras, ó Brasil, florão da América,Thou flashest, Brazil, crocket of America,
Iluminado ao sol do Novo Mundo!illuminated by the sun of the New World.
Do que a terra mais garridaThan the more garish land,
Teus risonhos, lindos campos têm mais flores,thy smiling, pretty prairies have more flowers.
“Nossos bosques têm mais vida”,“Our groves have more life,”
“Nossa vida” no teu seio “mais amores”.“Our life” in thy bosom “more loves”.
Ó Pátria amada,O beloved,
Idolatrada,idolized homeland,
Salve! Salve!Hail, hail!
Brasil, de amor eterno seja símboloBrazil, of eternal love be a symbol,
O lábaro que ostentas estrelado,the starred labarum which thou displayst.
E diga o verde-louro dessa flâmulaAnd say the laurel-green of this pennant,
– Paz no futuro e glória no passado.“Peace in the future and glory in the past.”
Mas se ergues da justiça a clava forte,But if thou raisest the strong mace of justice,
Verás que um filho teu não foge à luta,see that a son of thine fleeth not from battle,
Nem teme, quem te adora, a própria morte.nor do those who love thee fear their own death.
Terra adoradaAdored land
Entre outras milAmongst thousand others
És tu, Brasil,art thou, Brazil,
Ó Pátria amada!O beloved homeland
Dos filhos deste soloOf the sons of this ground
És mãe gentil,Thou art kind mother
Pátria amada,Beloved homeland,
Brasil!Brazil!

Listen to Brazil Hymn

Now, it’s time to apply what you learned and sing with us this incredible anthem! Remember, if you want to learn more about Brazilian National Anthem and study Portuguese language, come study with us to Rio de Janeiro with our native teachers!

That was it! Did you enjoy hearing and singing the Brazilian National Anthem lyrics? What was your favorite part? Tell us in the comments or send us a tweet at our Twitter!

Kisses from Rio de Janeiro!

Click on the links below to see more related Dicas
Brazilian Flag
Holidays in Brazil
Independence Day in Brazil
Brazilian Republic Day

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