Amor Prohibido Selena Translation Meaning and Lyrics

Meaning

The song 'Amor Prohibido' by 'Selena' means 'Forbidden Love' in English.

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Original Lyrics: Con unas ansias locas

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Preposition Adjective Noun Adjective
con unas ansia loco
with {{feminine plural of|es|uno}} craving tremendous, terrific, huge, enormous
With a huge craving
Aligned Translation: With a crazy craving

Free Translation: With crazy desire

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Original Lyrics: Quiero verte hoy

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Verb Verb Pronoun Adverb
quiero ver hoy
to desire, to want, to want to to see (literally) (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). today
1st Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb querer Infinitive
I want to see you today
Aligned Translation: I want to see you today

Free Translation: I want to see you today

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Original Lyrics: Espero ese momento

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Verb Adjective Noun
espero ese momento
transitive to wait to, wait for, await demonstrative that time moment, instant
1st Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb esperar
I wait that moment
Aligned Translation: I wait for that moment

Free Translation: I wait for that moment

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Original Lyrics: En que escuche tu voz

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Preposition Pronoun Verb Adjective Noun
en que escuche tuyo voz
in, at, on that; whom transitive to listen to, to hear out yours, your voice
1st Person Singular Subjunctive Present of the verb escuchar
In that I hear your voice
Aligned Translation: In that I hear your voice

Free Translation: That I hear your voice

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Original Lyrics: Y cuando al fin

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Conjunction Conjunction Adverb
y cuando al fin
and when idiomatic at last; finally
And when at last
Aligned Translation: And when at last

Free Translation: And when at last

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Original Lyrics: Estemos juntos los dos

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Verb Adjective Determiner Numeral
estemos junto los dos
to be (have a (transient) location in space). Compare ser, quedar. together the {{cln|es|cardinal numbers}} two
1st Person Plural Imperative Affirmative of the verb estar
We are together the two
Aligned Translation: The two of us are together

Free Translation: The two of us are together

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Original Lyrics: Que importa que diran

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Adjective Verb Adjective Verb
qué importa qué dirán
what; which to matter, to be important what; which to say, to tell
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb importar 3rd Person Plural Indicative Future of the verb decir
What does it matter what they will say
Aligned Translation: What does it matter what will they say

Free Translation: What does it matter what will they say

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Original Lyrics: Tu padre y tu mama

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Adjective Noun Conjunction Adjective Noun
tuyo padre y tuyo mamá
yours, your family father and yours, your {{lb|es|colloquial|familiar|affectionate}} mum, mom
Your father and your mom
Aligned Translation: Your dad and your mom

Free Translation: Your dad and your mom

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Original Lyrics: Aqui solo importa nuesto amor

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Adverb Adverb Verb Adjective Noun
aquí solo importa nuestro amor
here only, solely, just to matter, to be important our, ours, to us. love
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb importar
Here only matters our love
Aligned Translation: Only our love matters here

Free Translation: Only our love matters here

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Original Lyrics: Te quiero

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Pronoun Verb
quiero
(Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). to love; to be fond of
1st Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb querer
I love you
Aligned Translation: I love you

Free Translation: I love you

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Original Lyrics: Amor prohibido murmuran por las calles

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Noun Adjective Verb Preposition Determiner Noun
amor prohibido murmuran por las calle
love forbidden intransitive to murmur via, through, by (indicating the means of something) the street
3rd Person Plural Indicative Present of the verb murmurar
forbidden love murmur through the streets
Aligned Translation: Forbidden love murmur through the streets

Free Translation: Forbidden love people murmur through the streets

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Original Lyrics: Porque somos de distintas sociedades

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Conjunction Verb Preposition Adjective Noun
porque somos de distinto sociedad
because to be (essentially or identified as). of, from (indicating cause) distinct, different, discrete society, social order, community
1st Person Plural Indicative Present of the verb ser
Because we are from different societies
Aligned Translation: Because we are from different societies

Free Translation: Because we are from different societies

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Original Lyrics: Amor prohibido nos dice todo el mundo

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Noun Adjective Pronoun Verb Adjective Determiner Noun
amor prohibido nosotros dice todo el mundo
love forbidden we (masculine plural) to say, to tell all, every Masculine singular definite article; the. world, earth (human collective existence)
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb decir
Forbidden love tell us all the world
Aligned Translation: Forbidden love tells us everyone

Free Translation: Forbidden love everyone tells us

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Original Lyrics: El dinero no importa en ti ni en mi

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Determiner Noun Adverb Verb Preposition Pronoun Conjunction Preposition Pronoun
el dinero no importa en ti ni en
Masculine singular definite article; the. money not to matter, to be important in, at, on you, thee (declined form of used as the object of a preposition) nor, or in, at, on me; (declined form of ''l)'' used as the object of a preposition}}
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb importar
The money does not matter in you nor in me
Aligned Translation: Money doesn't matter in you or in me

Free Translation: Money doesn't matter in you or in me

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Original Lyrics: Ni en el corazon oh, oh baby

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Adverb Preposition Determiner Noun Interjection Interjection Noun
ni en el corazón oh oh baby
not even, even in, at, on Masculine singular definite article; the. anatomy heart (organ of the body) oh (expression of awe, surprise, pain or realization) oh (expression of awe, surprise, pain or realization) baby
Not even in the heart oh , oh baby
Aligned Translation: Nor in the heart oh, oh baby

Free Translation: Nor in the heart oh, oh baby

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Original Lyrics: Aunque soy pobre

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Conjunction Verb Adjective
aunque soy pobre
though, although, even though, albeit to be (essentially or identified as). {{q|after the noun}} poor (lacking money, resources, etc.)
1st Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb ser
Although I am poor
Aligned Translation: Although I am poor

Free Translation: Although I’m poor

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Original Lyrics: Todo esto que te doy

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Adjective Pronoun Pronoun Pronoun Verb
todo éste que doy
all, every this one that; whom (Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). transitive to give, to give out
1st Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb dar
All this that I give you
Aligned Translation: All this I give to you

Free Translation: All this I give to you

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Original Lyrics: Vale mas que el dinero

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Verb Adjective Conjunction Determiner Noun
vale más que el dinero
to be worth more, any more than Masculine singular definite article; the. money
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb valer
It is worth more than the money
Aligned Translation: It's worth more than money

Free Translation: It's worth more than money

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Original Lyrics: Porque si es amor

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Conjunction Conjunction Verb Noun
porque si es amor
because if to be (essentially or identified as). love
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb ser
Because if it is love
Aligned Translation: Because if it's love

Free Translation: Because if it's love

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Original Lyrics: Y cuando al fin

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Conjunction Conjunction Adverb
y cuando al fin
and when idiomatic at last; finally
And when at last
Aligned Translation: And when at last

Free Translation: And when at last

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Original Lyrics: Estemos juntos los dos

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Verb Adjective Determiner Numeral
estemos junto los dos
to be (have a (transient) location in space). Compare ser, quedar. together the {{cln|es|cardinal numbers}} two
1st Person Plural Imperative Affirmative of the verb estar
We are together the two
Aligned Translation: The two of us are together

Free Translation: The two of us are together

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Original Lyrics: Que importa que dira

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Adjective Verb Adjective Verb
qué importa qué dirá
what; which to matter, to be important what; which to say, to tell
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb importar 3rd Person Singular Indicative Future of the verb decir
What does it matter what it say
Aligned Translation: What does it matter what it say

Free Translation: What does it matter what will say

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Original Lyrics: Tambien la sociedad

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Adverb Determiner Noun
también la sociedad
also, too, as well the society, social order, community
Also the society
Aligned Translation: Also the society

Free Translation: The society

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Original Lyrics: Aqui solo importa nuestro amor

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Adverb Adverb Pronoun Noun
aquí solo nuestro amor
here only, solely, just ours love
Here only matters ours love
Aligned Translation: Only our love matters here

Free Translation: Only our love matters here

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Original Lyrics: Te quiero

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Pronoun Verb
quiero
(Second person pronoun in singular tense) (informal communication in Spain and Mexico). you; thou (cognate). to love; to be fond of
1st Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb querer
I love you
Aligned Translation: I love you

Free Translation: I love you

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Original Lyrics: Amor prohibido murmuran por las calles

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Noun Adjective Verb Preposition Determiner Noun
amor prohibido murmuran por las calle
love forbidden intransitive to murmur via, through, by (indicating the means of something) the street
3rd Person Plural Indicative Present of the verb murmurar
forbidden love murmur through the streets
Aligned Translation: Forbidden love murmur through the streets

Free Translation: Forbidden love people murmur through the streets

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Original Lyrics: Porque somos de distintas sociedades

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Conjunction Verb Preposition Adjective Noun
porque somos de distinto sociedad
because to be (essentially or identified as). of, from (indicating cause) distinct, different, discrete society, social order, community
1st Person Plural Indicative Present of the verb ser
Because we are from different societies
Aligned Translation: Because we are from different societies

Free Translation: Because we are from different societies

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Original Lyrics: Amor prohibido nos dice todo el mundo

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Noun Adjective Pronoun Verb Adjective Determiner Noun
amor prohibido nosotros dice todo el mundo
love forbidden we (masculine plural) to say, to tell all, every Masculine singular definite article; the. world, earth (human collective existence)
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb decir
Forbidden love tell us all the world
Aligned Translation: Forbidden love tells us everyone

Free Translation: Forbidden love everyone tells us

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Original Lyrics: El dinero no importa en ti ni en mi

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Determiner Noun Adverb Verb Preposition Pronoun Conjunction Preposition Pronoun
el dinero no importa en ti ni en
Masculine singular definite article; the. money not to matter, to be important in, at, on you, thee (declined form of used as the object of a preposition) nor, or in, at, on me; (declined form of ''l)'' used as the object of a preposition}}
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb importar
The money does not matter in you nor in me
Aligned Translation: Money doesn't matter in you or in me

Free Translation: Money doesn't matter in you or in me

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Original Lyrics: Ni en el corazon oh, oh baby

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Adverb Preposition Determiner Noun Interjection Interjection Noun
ni en el corazón oh oh baby
not even, even in, at, on Masculine singular definite article; the. anatomy heart (organ of the body) oh (expression of awe, surprise, pain or realization) oh (expression of awe, surprise, pain or realization) baby
Not even in the heart oh , oh baby
Aligned Translation: Nor in the heart oh, oh baby

Free Translation: Nor in the heart oh, oh baby

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Original Lyrics: Amor prohibido murmuran por las calles

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Noun Adjective Verb Preposition Determiner Noun
amor prohibido murmuran por las calle
love forbidden intransitive to murmur via, through, by (indicating the means of something) the street
3rd Person Plural Indicative Present of the verb murmurar
forbidden love murmur through the streets
Aligned Translation: Forbidden love murmur through the streets

Free Translation: Forbidden love people murmur through the streets

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Original Lyrics: Porque somos de distintas sociedades

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Conjunction Verb Preposition Adjective Noun
porque somos de distinto sociedad
because to be (essentially or identified as). of, from (indicating cause) distinct, different, discrete society, social order, community
1st Person Plural Indicative Present of the verb ser
Because we are from different societies
Aligned Translation: Because we are from different societies

Free Translation: Because we are from different societies

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Original Lyrics: Amor prohibido nos dice todo el mundo

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Noun Adjective Pronoun Verb Adjective Determiner Noun
amor prohibido nosotros dice todo el mundo
love forbidden we (masculine plural) to say, to tell all, every Masculine singular definite article; the. world, earth (human collective existence)
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb decir
Forbidden love tell us all the world
Aligned Translation: Forbidden love tells us everyone

Free Translation: Forbidden love everyone tells us

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Original Lyrics: El dinero no importa en ti ni en mi

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Determiner Noun Adverb Verb Preposition Pronoun Conjunction Preposition Pronoun
el dinero no importa en ti ni en
Masculine singular definite article; the. money not to matter, to be important in, at, on you, thee (declined form of used as the object of a preposition) nor, or in, at, on me; (declined form of ''l)'' used as the object of a preposition}}
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb importar
The money does not matter in you nor in me
Aligned Translation: Money doesn't matter in you or in me

Free Translation: Money doesn't matter in you or in me

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Original Lyrics: Ni en el corazon oh, oh baby

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Adverb Preposition Determiner Noun Interjection Interjection Noun
ni en el corazón oh oh baby
not even, even in, at, on Masculine singular definite article; the. anatomy heart (organ of the body) oh (expression of awe, surprise, pain or realization) oh (expression of awe, surprise, pain or realization) baby
Not even in the heart oh , oh baby
Aligned Translation: Nor in the heart oh, oh baby

Free Translation: Nor in the heart oh, oh baby

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Original Lyrics: Amor prohibido murmuran por las calles

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Noun Adjective Verb Preposition Determiner Noun
amor prohibido murmuran por las calle
love forbidden intransitive to murmur via, through, by (indicating the means of something) the street
3rd Person Plural Indicative Present of the verb murmurar
forbidden love murmur through the streets
Aligned Translation: Forbidden love murmur through the streets

Free Translation: Forbidden love people murmur through the streets

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Original Lyrics: Porque somos de distintas sociedades

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Conjunction Verb Preposition Adjective Noun
porque somos de distinto sociedad
because to be (essentially or identified as). of, from (indicating cause) distinct, different, discrete society, social order, community
1st Person Plural Indicative Present of the verb ser
Because we are from different societies
Aligned Translation: Because we are from different societies

Free Translation: Because we are from different societies

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Original Lyrics: Amor prohibido nos dice todo el mundo

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Noun Adjective Pronoun Verb Adjective Determiner Noun
amor prohibido nosotros dice todo el mundo
love forbidden we (masculine plural) to say, to tell all, every Masculine singular definite article; the. world, earth (human collective existence)
3rd Person Singular Indicative Present of the verb decir
Forbidden love tell us all the world
Aligned Translation: Forbidden love tells us everyone

Free Translation: Forbidden love everyone tells us

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Review

Selena Amor Prohibido lyrics meaning

Amor Prohibido or Forbidden Love in English is a song by the famous American and Mexican singer Selena. The song was released in 1994 as part of the album of the same name. the lyrics were written by her brother who is a producer and the song was awarded numerous prizes. Even now the song is still one of the most popular Latin songs of all time.

In its short lyrics, the songs are about love compared to Romeo and Juliet, and although it hasn’t been confirmed it is speculated that the song was inspired by the sad love story. 

The Lyrics start with the singing of Selena telling how anxious she is because she’s waiting for the moment that she hears the voice of her lover and the moment they can finally be together. She says to him that it doesn’t matter what his mom and dad say about their relationship because the only thing that matter is their love.

In the street people murmur that their love is forbidden because they are from different societies, she is poor and he is rich, and the small and sincere things she gives him are more worthy than all the money. as you can see the lyrics are very similar in a way to the story of Romeo and Juliet yet it may be related also to the dream that many young girls have to find a rich man that fall in love with them.

Amor Prohibido lyrics are easy to understand and there aren’t complex sentences, Selena's voice is clear and beautiful if you are starting to learn Spanish this song is perfect to begin. Give it a try and be enchanted with this great song.

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

Most words used are in very common daily usage.RAE

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