Learning Spanish with Nicky Jam'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 4 song recommendations by Nicky Jam 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!
El Perdón (The Forgiveness)
Dime si es verdad
Me dijeron que te estas casando
Tú no sabes lo que estoy sufriendo
Esto te lo tengo que decir
Tell me if it's true
They told me that you're getting married
You don't know that I'm suffering
I have to tell you this
In the song El Perdón by Nicky Jam, the singer expresses his pain and longing for a lost love. He is desperate to find her and begs for her forgiveness, despite her father's disapproval. He reflects on the idea that one does not know what they have until it is gone, and that it is worth fighting for what one wants.
Hasta El Amanecer (Until Sunrise)
¿Cómo tú te llamas? Yo no sé
¿De dónde llegaste? Ni pregunté
Lo único que sé, es que quiero con usted
Quedarme contigo hasta el amanecer
What's your name? I don't know
Where did you come from? I didn't even ask
The only thing that I know is that I want with you
To stay with you until dawn
In "Hasta el Amanecer" by Nicky Jam, the singer expresses his desire to spend the night with a mysterious woman he has just met. He is captivated by her beauty and is eager to take her away on an adventure. Despite not knowing her name or where she is from, he is determined to stay with her until the morning.
Ya yo me cansé, no quiero ser tu amante
Te digo de mi parte
Que no aguanto más
Ya no aguanto ver el otro cómo dice que es el dueño tuyo
I'm tired, I don't want to be your lover
I'm telling you from my side
That I can't bear it anymore
I can't bear to see the other how he says that he's your owner
In El Amante by Nicky Jam, the singer expresses his feelings for a woman who is in a relationship with someone else. He expresses his desire to be her lover and tells her that her current partner does not treat her well. He also tells her that he can provide her with the love and warmth that she is missing. He encourages her to make the right decision and choose him as her lover.
Si Tú La Ves (If You See Her)
Y si tú la ves
Ve y dile vine a buscar lo que se llevó
Mi vida y felicidad
Dígale que está frío el corazón
And if you see her
Go and tell her I came to look for what she took
My life and happiness
Tell her that my heart is cold
In the song Si Tú La Ves by Nicky Jam, the singer expresses his longing for a lost love and his need for her love to heal his pain. He pleads for someone to tell her that he is searching for the happiness and life she took away when she left, and that his heart is cold without her. He is desperate to find her and begs for her to come back to him.