Learning Spanish with Romeo Santos'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 10 song recommendations by Romeo Santos 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!
Pero tú desvaneces
Y me ofreces tu amistad sin otra excepción
Sé que hay otro hombre
Que ha logrado lo que yo jamás a ti te di
But you fade away
And you offer me your friendship without another exception
I know that there's another man
Who has achieved what I never gave you
Romeo Santos' song "Odio" is a reflection on the pain of unrequited love and the envy and resentment that comes with it. The lyrics explore the emotions of jealousy and anger that arise when someone you love is with someone else. The song speaks to the difficulty of letting go of a relationship and the struggle to accept that the other person has moved on.
Ya me han informado que tu novio es un insípido aburrido
Tú que eres fogata y él tan frío
Dice tu amiguita que es celoso no quiere que sea tu amigo
Sospecha que soy un pirata y robaré su flor
They've already informed me that your boyfriend is a tasteless bore
You who are bonfire and he very cold
Your friend says that he's jealous he doesn't want me to be your friend
He suspects that I'm a pirate and I'll steal his flower
In the song "Eres Mía" by Romeo Santos, the singer expresses his love for a woman who is in a relationship with someone else. He acknowledges her partner's jealousy and insecurity, but insists that her heart still belongs to him. He promises to always be there for her, and even if she gets married, he will remind her husband that she is only "borrowed" because she will always be his.
¿Quién eres tú?
Para alardear y presumir mejor pregúntale a ella
¿Quién es el hombre que la eleva a las estrellas?
Quién de los dos la hizo sentirse más mujer
Who are you?
To brag and boast better ask her
Who is the man who lifts her to the stars?
Who of the two made her feel more womanly
Romeo Santos' song "Yo También" is a passionate love song about a man who is competing with another for the love of a woman. He expresses his love for her with his poetic words and offers her a love like Romeo and Juliet. He also offers her his soul, his mornings, and his passion. He is willing to give her the moon and his unconditional love. He is proud of the love he has for her and is determined to prove that his love is real.
El Pañuelo (The Handkerchief)
Mi cantar, mi canto es un lamento
Ay, porque estoy enamorada
Y no soy correspondida
Destrozada estoy por dentro
My singing, my singing is a lament
Oh, because I'm in love
And I'm not reciprocated
I'm shattered inside
In El Pañuelo by Romeo Santos, the singer expresses his sorrow for being unrequited in love and his desire to help the listener heal from their own heartache. He encourages them to forget their pain and find solace in his embrace, offering himself as a "pañuelo" (handkerchief) to wipe away their tears. He acknowledges that no one has died from love, and invites them to find comfort in his passionate embrace.
Solo Conmigo (Only With Me)
Despójate el vestido y brindemos por amor
No juzgo a tu pasado ni mala reputación
Tu lista de amantes y aventuras
No es relevante, nadie tiene el alma pura
Take off your dress and let's toast to love
I don't judge your past nor bad reputation
Your list of lovers and adventures
It's not relevant, nobody has a pure soul
In Romeo Santos' song Solo Conmigo, he expresses his unconditional love for his partner despite her past experiences. He acknowledges her past relationships and mistakes, but emphasizes that he is the one who has sealed her heart. He encourages her to let go of her worries and doubts, and to trust that he will love her no matter what. He reassures her that he will not judge her for her past, and that he is the only one who can provide her with the love she has been searching for.
You already know this love is all yours, baby
So take it
We've been here before, it's strong enough to save us, baby
Lo que tenga que hacer por nosotros
Ya sabes que este amor es todo tuyo, baby
Así que tómalo
Nosotros hemos estado aquí antes, es lo suficientemente fuerte como para salvarnos, bebé
Whatever I have to do for us
Romeo Santos' song "Sin Fin" is a passionate declaration of love and devotion. The lyrics express the singer's willingness to do anything for his beloved, even if it means sacrificing his own life. He expresses his commitment to love her forever, no matter what. He also encourages her to be brave and take a chance on their love, assuring her that she will never regret it. The song is a powerful reminder of the strength of true love and devotion.
El vuelo está programado para las doce
En diez horas aterrizo en tu país
Ese mismo hotel antiguo de aquella noche
Tengo fe de nuevamente verte ahí
The flight is scheduled for twelve
In ten hours I land in your country
That same old hotel from that night
I have faith to see you there again
Romeo Santos' song "Ciudadana" is a romantic ode to a long-distance relationship, expressing the singer's longing to be reunited with his beloved. The lyrics describe the singer's anticipation of his flight to her country, his memories of their time together, and his frustration with the obstacles that keep them apart. He expresses his desire to make time move faster so that they can be together again, and ultimately declares that she is a citizen of his heart. The song is a passionate plea for the power of love to overcome the tyranny of distance.
Dile al tiempo que perdone
A los años que demoren
Que los meses tengan treinta días de más
Necesito otro siglo, una píldora de olvido
Tell time to forgive
To the years to delay
That the months have thirty extra days
I need another century, a pill of forgetfulness
"Hilito" by Romeo Santos is a heartfelt song that explores the pain and longing experienced after a breakup. The lyrics express the desire for time to forgive and forget, and the need for a pill to erase the memories. The protagonist feels like a clown, a fool in love, and admits to being arrogant in thinking they could move on easily. The song reflects on the emptiness and loneliness felt without the loved one, and the struggle to let go and move on. It emphasizes the importance of love and the devastating impact it can have when lost.
Hazme un favor si no es mucho pedir
Márchate cuando yo esté durmiendo
Voy a hacerme el fuerte y dejar fluir
Ya veremos qué nos dice el tiempo
Do me a favor if it is not too much to ask
Leave when I'm sleeping
I'm going to act strong and let it flow
We'll see what time tells us
Ay, con tu ausencia no voy a morir
In Romeo Santos' song Boomerang, he expresses the idea that although he loves someone, he is willing to let them go and will not stand in their way. He predicts that they will eventually come back to him, just like a boomerang, and when they do, he will not be there. He encourages them to do what they want, but warns that they will suffer and regret it when they come back.
Cariñito no seas mala
Te lo ruego, asómate a tu balcón
He venido aquí descalzo
Melancólico y borracho como a un perro
Sweetie don't be mean
I beg you, come to your balcony
I've come here barefoot
Melancholic and drunk like a dog
In the song 7 Días by Romeo Santos, the singer expresses his desire to win the heart of his beloved in just seven days. He promises to take her on a romantic journey, starting with a date on Sunday and culminating in a marriage proposal on Thursday. He then invites her to a honeymoon on Saturday, assuring her that his love is eternal and will not be judged by the amount of time they have known each other. He ends the song with a challenge to his beloved to see if she can resist his charm.