Learn Spanish With Juanes
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LF Content Team | Updated on 2 February 2023
Learning Spanish with Juanes'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 2 song recommendations by Juanes 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!
Juanes, born Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez in Medellín, Colombia in 1972, is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Juanes began playing guitar at the age of seven and soon began writing his own songs. He formed the rock band Ekhymosis in 1992 and released five albums with the group before embarking on a solo career in 2000, which has been incredibly successful. He has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and has won numerous awards, including 19 Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards. Juanes has also been involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. He founded the Mi Sangre Foundation, which works to promote peace and education in Colombia. He has also been involved in numerous campaigns to raise awareness about the environment, poverty, and human rights. Juanes is one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time and has been an inspiration to millions of people
1 La Camisa Negra (The Black Shirt)
2 Bonita (Pretty)
La Camisa Negra (The Black Shirt)
No por pobre y feo, pero por antojado
Tengo la camisa negra
Hoy mi amor está de luto
Hoy tengo en el alma una pena
Not for being poor or ugly, but for longing
I have the black shirt
Today my love is mourning
Today I have in my soul a sorrow
In La Camisa Negra by Juanes, the singer expresses his pain and sorrow after being abandoned by his lover. He wears a black shirt to symbolize his grief and loneliness, and reflects on how he was deceived by his partner's false promises. He laments his misfortune in having met her, and how he was left broken-hearted and full of sorrow after tasting the bitter poison of her love. He is left with only his black shirt and a dead heart beneath it.
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Bonita (Pretty)
No quería enamorarme
Y me fui de fiesta con mis amigos
No pensé que encontrarte era mi destino
Yo te dije corazón, acércate, por favor
I didn't want to fall in love
And I went to party with my friends
I didn't think that finding you was my destiny
I told you baby, come closer, please
In the song Bonita by Juanes, the narrator is describing a chance encounter with a beautiful woman at a party. He is captivated by her beauty and is determined to make her his. He invites her to dance and expresses his admiration for her, and ultimately declares that she has something his body needs. The song is a celebration of the beauty of the woman and the narrator's desire for her.
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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!