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Daddy Yankee
LF Content Team | Updated on 2 February 2023
Learning Spanish with Daddy Yankee's music is fun, engaging, and includes a cultural aspect that is often missing from other language learning methods. It is also great way to supplement your learning and stay motivated to keep learning Spanish!
Below are 3 song recommendations by Daddy Yankee to get you started! Alongside each recommendation, you will find a snippet of the lyric translations with links to the full lyric translations and lessons for each of the songs!
Daddy Yankee is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, and record producer. He is one of the most influential and successful Latin American artists of all time, often called "The King of Reggaeton". He is credited with popularizing the musical genre of reggaeton, and is known for his hit singles "Gasolina," "Rompe," and "Lo Que Paso, Paso." Daddy Yankee, born as Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez in San Juan, Puerto Rico, began his career as a reggaeton artist in the early 1990s. He released his debut album El Cartel in 1995, which was followed by El Cartel II in 1997. His third album, El Cangri.com, was released in 2002 and was a major success, spawning the hit singles "Gasolina" and "Lo Que Paso, Paso." Since then, Daddy Yankee has released several more albums, including Barrio Fino (2004), Talento de Barrio (2008), Mundial (2010), Prestige (2012), and King Daddy (2013). He has also collaborated with numerous other artists, including Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and Snoop Dogg.
1 Con Calma (Calmly)
2 Definitivamente (Definitely)
3 El Pony (The Pony)
Con Calma (Calmly)
¿Cómo te llamas, baby?
Desde que te vi supe que eras pa' mí
Dile a tus amigas que andamos ready
Esto lo seguimos en el after party
What is your name, baby?
Since I saw you I knew that you were for me
Tell your friends that we're ready
This we'll continue at the after party
In Daddy Yankee's song Con Calma, he encourages the listener to take their time and enjoy the moment. He sings about a young lady who is intelligent and gentle, and he invites her to join him in the after party. He praises her dancing skills and encourages her to keep going, as he admires her energy and enthusiasm. He also encourages her to take control of the situation and be the queen of the party. The song is a celebration of the joy of dancing and the power of taking it slow.
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Definitivamente (Definitely)
Si por ahí nos vemos, ni nos saludemos
Olvídate que existo
Si me escribes, queda en visto
No pasas ni caminando por mi mente
If we see each other, we won't even greet each other
Forget that I exist
If you write to me, it stays on seen
You don't even go through my mind
In the song "Definitivamente" by Daddy Yankee, the artist expresses his desire to move on from a past relationship. He emphasizes that he does not want to see the other person, and that if they happen to cross paths, they should act as if they do not know each other. He also acknowledges that it is difficult to forget the past, but encourages the other person to take their own path and move on.
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El Pony (The Pony)
Ven y móntate en el pony en el pony
Pareces una stripper en el tubo haciendo money
Ven y móntate en el pony en el pony
A todo ese cinnabon yo le voy a pasar la honey
Come and hop on the pony on the pony
You look like a stripper on the pole making money
Come and hop on the pony on the pony
To all that cinnabon I'm going to pass the honey
Daddy Yankee's song "El Pony" is an upbeat, danceable track that encourages listeners to let loose and have fun. The lyrics describe a party atmosphere, with references to strippers, money, honey, and a "danger zone" where the wildest people can be found. The song also celebrates the beauty of a woman, with the singer comparing her to a jockey and a Pokemon. The chorus encourages listeners to "mount the pony" and enjoy the ride.
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We have more songs with translations on our website and mobile app. You can find the links to the website and our mobile app below. We hope you enjoy learning Spanish with music!