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Dragostea din tei
Dragostea din tei
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Verse 1

Alo, salut, sunt eu, un haiduc
Hi, hello, it's me, a hooligan
Haiduc can be translated as 'hooligan', but it has a positive connotation, referring to someone like Robin Hood, who takes from the rich and gives to the poor
Și te rog, iubirea mea, primește fericirea
And please, my love, receive happiness
Alo, alo, sunt eu Picasso
Hello, hello, it's me Picasso
Alo is what you say as a 'hello' when responding to a phone call
Ți-am dat beep, și sunt voinic
I gave you a call, and I'm strong
Beep is what it means to give you a call on the phone, a ring, the beep referring to the sound of the ringing
Dar să știi, nu-ți cer nimic
But know that I'm not asking for anything
But - to - know - not - you - ask - nothing

Chorus 1

Vrei să pleci dar nu mă, nu mă iei
You want to leave but you won't take me
Nu mă, nu mă iei, nu mă, nu mă, nu mă iei
You won't take me, you won't take me
There is some repetition there, literally translated as: you won't you won't take me you won't you won't you won't take me
Chipul tău și dragostea din tei
Your body and love from the linden tree
Dragoste and iubire are both the noun for love, but dragoste is more commonly used for romantic love, while iubire is used for all types of love, romantic, family, hobbies etc
Mi-amintesc de ochii tăi
Remind me of your eyes
Vrei să pleci dar nu mă, nu mă iei
You want to leave but you won't take me
Nu mă, nu mă iei, nu mă, nu mă, nu mă iei
You won't take me, you won't take me
Chipul tău și dragostea din tei
Your body and love from the linden tree
The word body is more commonly translated as 'corp' while 'chipul' refers more your image / face / body / being
Mi-amintesc de ochii tăi
Remind me of your eyes

Verse 2

Te sun să-ți spun ce simt acum
I'm calling to tell you what I feel now
Alo, iubirea mea, sunt eu, fericirea
Hello, my love, it's me, happiness
Alo, alo, sunt iarăși eu, Picasso
Hello, hello, it's me again Picasso
Ți-am dat beep, și sunt voinic
I gave you a call, and I'm strong
Dar să știi, nu-ți cer nimic
But know that I'm not asking for anything

Chorus 2

Vrei să pleci dar nu mă, nu mă iei
You want to leave but you won't take me
Nu mă, nu mă iei, nu mă, nu mă, nu mă iei
You won't take me, you won't take me
Chipul tău și dragostea din tei
Your body and love from the linden tree
Tei is a type of tree called a linden tree
Mi-amintesc de ochii tăi
Remind me of your eyes
Vrei să pleci dar nu mă, nu mă iei
You want to leave but you won't take me
Nu mă, nu mă iei, nu mă, nu mă, nu mă iei
You won't take me, you won't take me
Chipul tău și dragostea din tei
Your body and love from the linden tree
Mi-amintesc de ochii tăi
Remind me of your eyes
May-ah-hee is just a made up sound to sing something catchy without meaning

Chorus 3

Vrei să pleci dar nu mă, nu mă iei
You want to leave but you won't take me
Nu mă, nu mă iei, nu mă, nu mă, nu mă iei
You won't take me, you won't take me
Chipul tău și dragostea din tei
Your body and love from the linden tree
Mi-amintesc de ochii tăi
Remind me of your eyes
Vrei să pleci dar nu mă, nu mă iei
You want to leave but you won't take me
Nu mă, nu mă iei, nu mă, nu mă, nu mă iei
You won't take me, you won't take me
Chipul tău și dragostea din tei
Your body and love from the linden tree
Mi-amintesc de ochii tăi
Remind me of your eyes