¿Por Qué Te Vas? Lucero Translation Meaning and Lyrics

Meaning

The song '¿Por Qué Te Vas?' by 'Lucero' means 'Why are you leaving?' in English.

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Original Lyrics: Hoy en mi ventana brilla el sol

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Adverb Preposition Adjective Noun Verb Determiner Noun
hoy en mío ventana brilla el sol
today in, at, on predicative or after the noun mine, my. window (opening for light and air) to shine Masculine singular definite article; the. sun
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb brillar
Today in my window shines the sun
Aligned Translation: Today in my window shines the sun

Free Translation: Today the sun shines through my window

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Original Lyrics: Y un corazón

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Conjunction Determiner Noun
y un corazón
and a anatomy heart (organ of the body)
And a heart
Aligned Translation: And a heart

Free Translation: And a heart

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Original Lyrics: Se pone triste contemplando la ciudad

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Pronoun Verb Adjective Verb Determiner Noun
se 1 pone 2 triste contemplando la ciudad
{{n-g|Used instead of indirect object pronouns}} {{l|es|le}} ''and'' {{l|es|les}} {{n-g|before the direct object pronouns {{m|es|lo}}, la, los, or las.}} reflexive (of a heavenly body) to set (i.e., to sink beneath the horizon) sad to contemplate the city
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Polite of the verb poner Simple Gerund of the verb contemplar
It puts sad contemplating the city
1,2 Reflexive "se pone" here means the sun is setting
Aligned Translation: Setting sadly looking at the city

Free Translation: Setting sadly looking at the city


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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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Preposition Pronoun Pronoun Verb
por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Original Lyrics: Como en cada noche desperté

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Conjunction Preposition Determiner Noun Verb
como en cada noche desperté
as (introducing a basis of comparison or equality) in (a time) each; every night (the period between sunset and sunrise) transitive to wake
1st Person Singular Indicative Preterite of the verb despertar
Like in each night I woke up
Aligned Translation: Like each night I woke up

Free Translation: Like every night I woke up

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Original Lyrics: Pensando en ti

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Verb Preposition Pronoun
pensando en ti
to think about (used after some verbs and translated by various prepositions in English) you, thee (declined form of used as the object of a preposition)
Simple Gerund of the verb pensar
Thinking of you
Aligned Translation: Thinking of you

Free Translation: Thinking of you


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Original Lyrics: Y en mi reloj todas las horas pasar

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Conjunction Preposition Adjective Noun Adjective Determiner Noun Verb Verb
y en mío reloj todo las hora vi 8 pasar
and in, at, on predicative or after the noun mine, my. watch, wristwatch all, every the hour (a time period of sixty minutes) to see, to tell, to observe to pass
1st Person Singular Indicative Preterite of the verb ver Infinitive
And on my watch all the hours I saw pass
8 "Vi" preterite has no accent
Aligned Translation: An on my watch all the hours I saw pass

Free Translation: And on my watch I saw all the hours go by

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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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Preposition Pronoun Pronoun Verb
por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Original Lyrics: Todas las promesas de mi amor se irán contigo

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Adjective Pronoun Noun Preposition Adjective Noun Pronoun Verb Preposition Pronoun
todo las promesa de mío amor se irán con ti
all, every (feminine plural pronoun) promise of; ’s; (used after the thing owned and before the owner) predicative or after the noun mine, my. love {{n-g|Used instead of indirect object pronouns}} {{l|es|le}} ''and'' {{l|es|les}} {{n-g|before the direct object pronouns {{m|es|lo}}, la, los, or las.}} intransitive to go with you, thee (declined form of used as the object of a preposition)
3rd Person Plural Indicative Future of the verb ir
All the promises of my love they will go with you
Aligned Translation: All the promises of my love will go with you

Free Translation: All the promises of my love will go with you

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Original Lyrics: Me olvidarás, me olvidarás

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Pronoun Verb Pronoun Verb
yo olvidarás yo olvidarás
(First-person singular pronoun in the nominative case); I. to forget; to elude, escape (be forgotten by) (First-person singular pronoun in the nominative case); I. to forget; to elude, escape (be forgotten by)
2nd Person Singular Indicative Future of the verb olvidar 2nd Person Singular Indicative Future of the verb olvidar
Me you will forget me you will forget
Aligned Translation: You will forget me You will forget me

Free Translation: You'll forget me, you'll forget me

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Original Lyrics: Junto

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Preposition Preposition Determiner Noun Adverb Verb Adverb Conjunction Determiner Noun
junto a la estación hoy lloraré igual que un niño
junto a next to, together with, alongside to the transport station today intransitive to cry, to weep in the same way; just like that a child; boy, girl
1st Person Singular Indicative Future of the verb llorar
Next to at the station today I will cry same that a child
Aligned Translation: By the station today I will cry like a child

Free Translation: I will cry like a child at the the station today

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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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Preposition Pronoun Pronoun Verb
por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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Preposition Pronoun Pronoun Verb
por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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Preposition Pronoun Pronoun Verb
por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Original Lyrics: Bajo la penumbra de un farol

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Preposition Determiner Noun Preposition Determiner Noun
bajo la penumbra de un farol
under (in both literal and figurative senses) the half-light of; ’s; (used after the thing owned and before the owner) a streetlamp
Under the light of a street light
Aligned Translation: Under the light of a street light

Free Translation: Under the shadow of a lantern

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Original Lyrics: Se dormirán

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Pronoun Verb
se dormirán 2
{{n-g|Used instead of indirect object pronouns}} {{l|es|le}} ''and'' {{l|es|les}} {{n-g|before the direct object pronouns {{m|es|lo}}, la, los, or las.}} euphemistic to die; to rest in death
3rd Person Plural Indicative Future of the verb dormir
They will fall asleep
2 The verb "dormir" can be used euphemistically to mean here "they will die"
Aligned Translation: They will fall asleep

Free Translation: They will die

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Original Lyrics: Todas

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Adjective Determiner Noun Pronoun Verb Preposition Verb
todo las cosa que quedaron por decir
all, every the informal thing (living being or creature) who; that intransitive to be left; to remain to (indicating something that has not yet passed) to say, to tell
3rd Person Plural Indicative Preterite of the verb quedar Infinitive
All the things that remain to say
Aligned Translation: All the things left to say

Free Translation: All the things left to say

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Original Lyrics: Se dormirán

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Pronoun Verb
se dormirán 2
{{n-g|Used instead of indirect object pronouns}} {{l|es|le}} ''and'' {{l|es|les}} {{n-g|before the direct object pronouns {{m|es|lo}}, la, los, or las.}} euphemistic to die; to rest in death
3rd Person Plural Indicative Future of the verb dormir
They will fall asleep
2 The verb "dormir" can be used euphemistically to mean here "they will die"
Aligned Translation: They will fall asleep

Free Translation: They will die

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Original Lyrics: Junto a las manillas de un reloj

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Preposition Preposition Determiner Noun Preposition Determiner Noun
junto a las manilla de un reloj
junto a next to, together with, alongside to the handle of; ’s; (used after the thing owned and before the owner) a clock
Next to the handles of a watch
Aligned Translation: Next to the handles of a clock

Free Translation: Next to the handles of a clock

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Original Lyrics: Esperarán

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esperarán
transitive to wait to, wait for, await
3rd Person Plural Indicative Future of the verb esperar
They will wait
Aligned Translation: They will wait

Free Translation: They will wait

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Original Lyrics: Todas las horas que quedaron por vivir

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Adjective Determiner Noun Pronoun Verb Preposition Verb
todo las hora que quedaron por vivir
all, every the hour (a time period of sixty minutes) who; that intransitive to be left; to remain to (indicating something that has not yet passed) intransitive to live; to be alive
3rd Person Plural Indicative Preterite of the verb quedar Infinitive
All the hours that are left to live
Aligned Translation: All the hours that they remained to live

Free Translation: All the hours that were left to live

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Original Lyrics: Esperarán

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esperarán
transitive to wait to, wait for, await
3rd Person Plural Indicative Future of the verb esperar
They will wait
Aligned Translation: They will wait

Free Translation: They will wait

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Original Lyrics: Todas las promesas de mi amor se irán contigo

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Adjective Pronoun Noun Preposition Adjective Noun Pronoun Verb Preposition Pronoun
todo las promesa de mío amor se irán con ti
all, every (feminine plural pronoun) promise of; ’s; (used after the thing owned and before the owner) predicative or after the noun mine, my. love {{n-g|Used instead of indirect object pronouns}} {{l|es|le}} ''and'' {{l|es|les}} {{n-g|before the direct object pronouns {{m|es|lo}}, la, los, or las.}} intransitive to go with you, thee (declined form of used as the object of a preposition)
3rd Person Plural Indicative Future of the verb ir
All the promises of my love they will go with you
Aligned Translation: All the promises of my love will go with you

Free Translation: All the promises of my love will go with you

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Original Lyrics: Me olvidarás, me olvidarás

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Me you will forget me you will forget
Aligned Translation: You will forget me You will forget me

Free Translation: You'll forget me, you'll forget me

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Original Lyrics: Junto

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Preposition Preposition Determiner Noun Adverb Verb Adverb Conjunction Determiner Noun
junto a la estación hoy lloraré igual que un niño
junto a next to, together with, alongside to the transport station today intransitive to cry, to weep in the same way; just like that a child; boy, girl
1st Person Singular Indicative Future of the verb llorar
Next to at the station today I will cry same that a child
Aligned Translation: By the station today I will cry like a child

Free Translation: I will cry like a child at the the station today

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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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Preposition Pronoun Pronoun Verb
por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Original Lyrics: Todas las promesas de mi amor se irán contigo

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Adjective Pronoun Noun Preposition Adjective Noun Pronoun Verb Preposition Pronoun
todo las promesa de mío amor se irán con ti
all, every (feminine plural pronoun) promise of; ’s; (used after the thing owned and before the owner) predicative or after the noun mine, my. love {{n-g|Used instead of indirect object pronouns}} {{l|es|le}} ''and'' {{l|es|les}} {{n-g|before the direct object pronouns {{m|es|lo}}, la, los, or las.}} intransitive to go with you, thee (declined form of used as the object of a preposition)
3rd Person Plural Indicative Future of the verb ir
All the promises of my love they will go with you
Aligned Translation: All the promises of my love will go with you

Free Translation: All the promises of my love will go with you

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Original Lyrics: Me olvidarás, me olvidarás

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yo olvidarás yo olvidarás
(First-person singular pronoun in the nominative case); I. to forget; to elude, escape (be forgotten by) (First-person singular pronoun in the nominative case); I. to forget; to elude, escape (be forgotten by)
2nd Person Singular Indicative Future of the verb olvidar 2nd Person Singular Indicative Future of the verb olvidar
Me you will forget me you will forget
Aligned Translation: You will forget me You will forget me

Free Translation: You'll forget me, you'll forget me

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Original Lyrics: Junto

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Preposition Preposition Determiner Noun Adverb Verb Adverb Conjunction Determiner Noun
junto a la estación hoy lloraré igual que un niño
junto a next to, together with, alongside to the transport station today intransitive to cry, to weep in the same way; just like that a child; boy, girl
1st Person Singular Indicative Future of the verb llorar
Next to at the station today I will cry same that a child
Aligned Translation: By the station today I will cry like a child

Free Translation: I will cry like a child at the the station today

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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Original Lyrics: ¿Por qué te vas?

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por qué vas
due to, because of, for, for the sake of, out of (to express ''cause'' or ''motive'') what (interrogative only) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). intransitive to go
2nd Person Singular Indicative Present Tuteo of the verb ir
For what you go
Aligned Translation: For what you go

Free Translation: Why are you leaving?

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Review

The girl in the song is looking to the near future when her boyfriend will be leaving.  Her heart is sad even though it is a beautiful day.

Its a sad song about someone leaving.  She doesn't know why he's leaving.  It seems the dreams and hopes for the relationship will go at the same time.

Lucero is doing a live performance in this video with a big band in 2017 in Mexico.  She looks amazing in a glittery dress and high heels as she twirls around and shows off a big of leg.

Wonderful sound from the trumpets in the Mexican band, and lovely timing and intonation by Lucero.

It is a sad song: "Why are you leaving?"  It is a well known song, with recordings by many artists.

There does seem to be some confusion about how the title is translated; on Wikipedia it is suggested that the title is 'Porque te vas' - Because you are leaving.  This does seem to make a more sense - she suggests for example that 'all the promises of my love will leave with you - because you are leaving', rather than the more open; 'why are you leaving'. 

Submitted by user: BENDECKO

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

Many words used are not in common daily usage.RAE

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