Despacito Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee Translation Meaning and Lyrics

Meaning

The song 'Despacito' by 'Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee' means 'Slowly' in English.

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Lyrics and Translations

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Line 1
Original Lyrics: Ay

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Line 2
Original Lyrics: Fonsi

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Line 3
Original Lyrics: DY

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Original Lyrics: Oh-oh

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Original Lyrics: Oh no, oh no (oh)

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Free Translation: Oh no, oh no (oh)

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Original Lyrics: Hey yeah

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Original Lyrics: Diridiri, dirididi Daddy

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Original Lyrics: Go

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Line 9
Original Lyrics: Sí, sabes que ya llevo un rato mirándote

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Aligned Translation: yes you know that already I spent a while looking at you

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Original Lyrics: Tengo que bailar contigo hoy (DY)

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Original Lyrics: Vi que tu mirada ya estaba llamándome

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Free Translation: I saw that your gaze was already calling me

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Line 12
Original Lyrics: Muéstrame el camino que yo voy

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Line 13
Original Lyrics: Oh

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Line 14
Original Lyrics: Tú, tú eres el imán y yo soy el metal

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Original Lyrics: Me voy acercando y voy armando el plan

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Original Lyrics: Solo con pensarlo se acelera el pulso

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Line 17
Original Lyrics: Oh yeah

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Line 18
Original Lyrics: Ya, ya me está gustando más de lo normal

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Original Lyrics: Todos mis sentidos van pidiendo más

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Line 20
Original Lyrics: Esto hay que tomarlo sin ningún apuro

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Free Translation: This must be taken without any hurry

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Line 21
Original Lyrics: Despacito

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Line 22
Original Lyrics: Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito

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Free Translation: I want to breathe your neck slowly

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Line 23
Original Lyrics: Deja que te diga cosas al oído

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Free Translation: Let me say things into your ear

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Original Lyrics: Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo

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Original Lyrics: Despacito

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Original Lyrics: Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito

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Original Lyrics: Firmar las paredes de tu laberinto

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Original Lyrics: Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito (sube, sube, sube)

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Free Translation: And make your body a whole manuscript (go up, go up, go up)

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Line 29
Original Lyrics: (Sube, sube) Oh

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Line 30
Original Lyrics: Quiero ver bailar tu pelo

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Free Translation: I want to see your hair dance

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Original Lyrics: Quiero ser tu ritmo (eh-oh) (uh-oh, uh-oh)

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Free Translation: I want to be your rythym

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Original Lyrics: Que le enseñes a mi boca (eh-oh) (uh-oh, uh-oh)

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Free Translation: That you teach to my mouth

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Original Lyrics: Tus lugares favoritos (eh-oh) (favoritos, favoritos baby)

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Original Lyrics: Déjame sobrepasar

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Original Lyrics: Tus zonas de peligro (eh-oh) (uh-oh, uh-oh)

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Original Lyrics: Hasta provocar tus gritos (uh-oh, uh-oh)

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Free Translation: To make you moan

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Original Lyrics: Y que olvides tu apellido (diridiri, dirididi Daddy)

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Free Translation: And that you forget your surname

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Original Lyrics: Yo sé que estás pensándolo (yeh)

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Original Lyrics: Llevo tiempo intentándolo (yeh)

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Original Lyrics: Mami, esto es dando y dándolo

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Original Lyrics: Sabes que tu corazón conmigo te hace bam bam

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Free Translation: You know that your heart with me makes you bam bam

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Original Lyrics: Sabe que esa beba 'tá buscando de mi bam bam

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Free Translation: You know that babe is searching for my bam bam

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Original Lyrics: Ven prueba de mi boca para ver cómo te sabe (eh-eh)

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Free Translation: Come try my mouth to see how it tastes

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Original Lyrics: Quiero, quiero, quiero ver cuánto amor a ti te cabe

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Free Translation: I want I want I want to see how much love you can take

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Original Lyrics: Yo no tengo prisa, yo me quiero dar el viaje

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Original Lyrics: Empezamo' lento, después salvaje

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Original Lyrics: Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito

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Original Lyrics: Nos vamos pegando poquito a poquito

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Free Translation: We go flirting little by little

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Original Lyrics: Cuando tú me besas con esa destreza

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Original Lyrics: Veo que eres malicia con delicadeza

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Original Lyrics: Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito

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Original Lyrics: Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito (oh oh)

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Original Lyrics: Y es que esa belleza es un rompecabezas (oh no)

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Free Translation: And is it that this beauty is a puzzle

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Original Lyrics: Pero pa montarlo aquí tengo la pieza (slow, oh yeah)

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Free Translation: But to ride it here I have the piece

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Original Lyrics: Despacito (yeh, go)

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Original Lyrics: Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito (yeh)

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Free Translation: I want to breathe your neck slowly

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Original Lyrics: Deja que te diga cosas al oído (yeh)

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Free Translation: Let me tell you things in your ear (yeh)

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Original Lyrics: Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo

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Original Lyrics: Despacito

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Original Lyrics: Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito (yeh)

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Original Lyrics: Firmar las paredes de tu laberinto

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Original Lyrics: Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito (sube, sube, sube)

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Free Translation: And to make your body all a manuscript up, up, up

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Original Lyrics: (Sube, sube) Oh

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Original Lyrics: Quiero ver bailar tu pelo

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Original Lyrics: Quiero ser tu ritmo (eh-oh) (uh-oh, uh-oh)

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Original Lyrics: Que le enseñes a mi boca (eh-oh) (uh-oh, uh-oh)

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Original Lyrics: Tus lugares favoritos (eh-oh) (favoritos, favoritos baby)

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Original Lyrics: Déjame sobrepasar

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Original Lyrics: Tus zonas de peligro (eh-oh) (uh-oh, uh-oh)

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Original Lyrics: Hasta provocar tus gritos (uh-oh, uh-oh)

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Original Lyrics: Y que olvides tu apellido (eh-oh)

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Original Lyrics: Despacito

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Original Lyrics: Vamo' a hacerlo en una playa en Puerto Rico

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Original Lyrics: Hasta que las olas griten "Ay, bendito"

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Original Lyrics: Para que mi sello se quede contigo (báilalo)

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Free Translation: So that my seal stays with you (dance it)

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Original Lyrics: Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito (hey yeah, yeah)

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Original Lyrics: Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito (oh no)

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Original Lyrics: Que le enseñes a mi boca (eh-oh) (uh-oh, uh-oh)

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Original Lyrics: Tus lugares favoritos (eh-oh) (favoritos, favoritos baby)

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Original Lyrics: Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito

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Original Lyrics: Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito (eh-oh)

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Original Lyrics: Hasta provocar tus gritos (eh-oh) (Fonsi)

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Original Lyrics: Y que olvides tu apellido (DY)

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Original Lyrics: Despacito

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Review

So Luis is pretty hot on this girl.  He's been checking her out, and he must 'dance' with her today.  What sort of 'dancing' is left up to your imagination.

He's asking for clues on what to do, and he knows he's getting there, he's getting hot under the collar, and he's getting real excited.

But then he says they need to slow down, get nude together, doing romantic stuff like whispering in her ear, so it's memorable for her.

They he's using pretty flowery language, but basically he wants to get down and dirty with her, so she's bouncing around to his rhythm, there's plenty of oral stuff going down, and his hands are all over the place, and she's loving it.  So now it's so mind-blowing she's forgetting even her name.  Dang man!

Back to reality... He's not there yet...

His mate Yankee Daddy is giving it, and telling her it's gonna be great - just what she needs.  Try my mouth's taste, he says.

The plan is start of slow, flirting.  She's an enigma, but he's got the key.

Anyway back to where we were...  now they banging away on a beach in his hometown of Puerto Rico, till even the waves are screaming.  Dang man!

So this was a massive hit for the boys Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee as we all know.  No surprise really; fantastic sound, lovely sexy hot lyrics.

It doesn't use explicit words; but boy are the themes and euphemisms there aplenty.

There are a couple of abbreviations "pa'" for "para" and "empezamos" lost the "s" at the end - easy enough to figure out. 

I'm guess on the "pegando" word - but there is a look up for 'flirting' and that seems to make sense.

You can read Luis Fonsi's own commentary on the genius page for this song.  Spoiler alert: he's pretty vague about the sexy metaphors.  But then we knew that already.

Luis Fonsi, Yankee Daddy (what sort of name is that?) and not forgetting the silent but no doubt fragrant Zuleyka Rivera managed to make a video that is so sexy, yet can be played on TV screens anywhere.  Bit of a feat if you ask me.   However since it is basically X-rated lyrics, it is not possible to 'act out' the lyrics on the video - so it's all left to your imagination.

The song has had x billion views on YouTube or whatever, up there with dancing Korean, and stimulated millions to try to learn a bit of Spanish.   It still sounds OK today, some 4 years after release, but maybe we need to move on a little..... Fonsi?  How about a follow up?

Submitted by user: BENDECKO

Average Ratings

Most people find the song lyrics hard to understand lyrics, lyrics sung fast and it has hard to remember verbs and nouns.

Many words used are not in common daily usage.RAE

References

RAE Based on a median word frequency of 3100 using the frequency database from the Royal Spanish Academy (La Real Academia Española)

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