La Cintura Alvaro Soler Translation Meaning and Lyrics

Meaning

The song 'La Cintura' by 'Alvaro Soler' means 'The Waist' in English.

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Original Lyrics: Destaca cuando anda

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destaca cuando anda
intransitive:reflexive to stand out, to excel, to shine (to make oneself stand out, to distinguish oneself) when to pass, to go by, to elapse
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb destacar 3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb andar
She stands out when she walks
Aligned Translation: She stands out when she walks

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Original Lyrics: Va causando impresión

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va causando impresión
intransitive to go to cause, to make impression
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb ir Simple Gerund of the verb causar
She goes causing impression
Aligned Translation: She's making an impression

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Original Lyrics: Cada día cuando levanta

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cada día cuando levanta
each; every day (a period from midnight to the following midnight) when reflexive to get up
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb levantar
each day when she gets up
Aligned Translation: each day when she gets up

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Original Lyrics: Brilla como el sol

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brilla como el sol
to shine as (introducing a basis of comparison or equality) Masculine singular definite article; the. sun
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb brillar
She shines as the sun
Aligned Translation: She shines like the sun

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Original Lyrics: Su vestido

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suyo vestido de seda
His, hers, its, to her. dress of (expressing composition, substance) silk (fine fiber excreted by the silkworm or other arthropod)
her dress of silk
Aligned Translation: Her silk dress

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Original Lyrics: Calienta mi corazón

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calienta mío corazón
transitive to turn on (arouse sexually) predicative or after the noun mine, my. emotions, kindness, spirit
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb calentar
It arouses my emotion
Aligned Translation: It turns on my heart

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Original Lyrics: Como en una novela

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como en un novela 4
as (introducing a basis of comparison or equality) in, at, on a novella
Like in a soap opera
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A "telenovela" is the word for a Soap Opera

Aligned Translation: Like in a soap opera

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Original Lyrics: En

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en la televisión
in, at, on the television
on the television
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Original Lyrics: Me acerco a ti, bailemos, juguemos

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yo acerco a ti bailemos juguemos
(First-person singular pronoun in the nominative case); I. reflexive to get close to, to come up to, to draw near to, to walk up to, to go over to (+l)}} to you, thee (declined form of used as the object of a preposition) to dance to play
1st Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb acercar 1st Person Plural Subjunctive Present of the verb bailar 1st Person Plural Subjunctive Present of the verb jugar
I draw near to you let's dance let's play
Aligned Translation: I draw near to you let's dance let's play

Free Translation: I come close to you, let's dance, let's play

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Original Lyrics: Acércate

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acerca
reflexive to draw near, to gather around (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate).
2nd Person Singular Imperative Affirmative Tuteo of the verb acercar
come close you
Aligned Translation: Come Closer

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Original Lyrics: Porque mi cintura

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porque mío cintura
because predicative or after the noun mine, my. waist
because mine waist
Aligned Translation: Because my waist

Free Translation: Because my waist

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Original Lyrics: Necesita tu ayuda

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necesita tuyo ayuda
transitive to need yours, your help, aid, assistance
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb necesitar
It needs yours help
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Original Lyrics: No lo tengo en las venas

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Original Lyrics: Y no la puedo controlar

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Original Lyrics: Creo que mi cintura

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Original Lyrics: Choca con mi cultura

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Original Lyrics: Tropiezo con la arena

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Original Lyrics: Ya no me puedo controlar

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Original Lyrics: Y bajando, bajando

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Original Lyrics: Olvidando, olvidando

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Original Lyrics: Que estoy bailando bailando

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Original Lyrics: Y así hasta el amanecer

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Original Lyrics: Porque mi cintura

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Original Lyrics: Necesita tu ayuda

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Original Lyrics: No lo tengo en las venas

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Original Lyrics: Voy a aprender a controlar

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Original Lyrics: Mi cintura, cintura

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Original Lyrics: (Mi cintura, cintura)

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Original Lyrics: Por qué no bajamos a la playa

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Original Lyrics: Para así practicar

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Original Lyrics: Pronto por la mañana

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Original Lyrics: Y así no hay nadie más

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Original Lyrics: Cuando bailo contigo

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Original Lyrics: Tu cuerpo me da calor

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Original Lyrics: Besito a besito

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Original Lyrics: Mi fruta de la pasión

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Original Lyrics: Me acerco a ti, bailemos, juguemos

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Original Lyrics: Acércate

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Original Lyrics: Porque mi cintura

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Original Lyrics: Necesita tu ayuda

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Original Lyrics: No lo tengo en las venas

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Original Lyrics: Y no la puedo controlar

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Original Lyrics: Y bajando, bajando

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Original Lyrics: Olvidando, olvidando

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Original Lyrics: Que estoy bailando bailando

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Original Lyrics: Y así hasta el amanecer

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Original Lyrics: Porque mi cintura

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Original Lyrics: Necesita tu ayuda

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Original Lyrics: No lo tengo en las venas

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Original Lyrics: Voy a aprender a controlar

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Original Lyrics: Mi cintura, cintura

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Original Lyrics: Ven hacia mí, ven hacia mí

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Original Lyrics: Como las olas del mar

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Original Lyrics: Ven hacia mí, ven hacia mí

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Original Lyrics: Que ya no puedo parar

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Original Lyrics: Ven hacia mí, ven hacia mí

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Original Lyrics: Como las olas del mar

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Original Lyrics: Ven hacia mí, ya no puedo parar

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Original Lyrics: Y bajando, bajando

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Original Lyrics: Olvidando, olvidando

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Original Lyrics: Que estoy bailando bailando

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Original Lyrics: Y así hasta el amanecer

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Original Lyrics: Porque mi cintura

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Original Lyrics: Necesita tu ayuda

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Original Lyrics: No lo tengo en las venas

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Original Lyrics: Voy a aprender a controlar

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Original Lyrics: Y bajando, bajando

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Original Lyrics: Olvidando, olvidando

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Original Lyrics: Que estoy bailando bailando

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Original Lyrics: Y así hasta el amanecer

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Original Lyrics: Mi cintura, cintura

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Original Lyrics: (Mi cintura, cintura)

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Review

The song is about a guy and a girl he hopes will be his girlfriend.  He is clearly infatuated with her.  He's suggesting they go down to the beach and stay up all night dancing.   At dawn he's going to make is move when everyone else has cleared off.

It's a nice fast paced fresh tune from Alvaro.  He's clearly using "La Cintura" as a euphemism for something.  The words are clear and not sung too fast.

The video looks to be set in some Caribbean or South American country, maybe Cuba as there are a few 50s American cars around and the architecture is of the Spanish colonial-style.

Alvaro and his friends hanging out in car, and the girls excited and talking about meeting him.  They do some funky dancing in a studio.

Clips cut to his blond girlfriend and him on the beach, and later at a party.

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Average Ratings

Most people find the song lyrics very easy to understand lyrics, lyrics sung very slowly and it has easy to remember verbs and nouns.

Most words used are in very common daily usage.RAE

References

RAE Based on a median word frequency of 4 using the frequency database from the Royal Spanish Academy (La Real Academia Española)

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