What Justin Beiber's 'Despacito' lyrics translate to in English

Publish Date
Thursday, 29 June 2017, 11:27AM

By now you will have definitely heard the catchy tune 'Despacito' by Justin Beiber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi.

In fact, we wouldn't be surprised if you've got the song stuck in your head right now.

For those of you who don't speak the beautiful language of Spanish, we're going to break down the sexy song and translate it into English so you can continue to mumble the lyrics but know what they mean.

Despacito translates to slowly.

So it becomes quite obvious they are singing about making love...slowly. 

The chorus describes dragging out the love making process, including undressing, whispering and kissing each other (slowly of course). Here's the translation...

Yes, you know that I've been looking at you for a while
I have to dance with you today
I saw, that your look was calling me
Show me the way that I'm going oh
You you are the magnet and I'm the metal
I'm getting closer and I'm setting up the plan
Just the thought of it accelerates the pulse
now I'm enjoying it more than usual
All my senses are asking for more
This must be taken without any trouble
Chorus:
Slowly
I want to breathe on your neck slowly
Let me whisper things in your ear
So that you remember when your not with me
Slowly
I want to undress you with kisses slowly
Sign the walls of your labyrinth
And turn your entire body into a manuscript
(Turn it up x5)

I wanna see you dance
I wanna be your rhythm
I want you to show me
Your favourite places places places places
Let me surpass your danger zones
To make you scream
And forget your name
 
If I ask you for a kiss , come give it to me
I know that you're thinking about it
I've been trying for some time
Mommy this is giving and giving it
You know that your heart with me makes you bom bom
You know that this baby is looking for my bom bom
Come test my mouth to see what it taste like to you
I want to see how much love do you have
I'm not in a hurry, I want to do the trip
Let's start slowly then wildly
 
Step by step, soft softly
We are going to get caught little by little
When you kiss me so skillfully
I think that you're malicious delicately
Step by step, soft softly
We're going to get caught, little by little
And it's just that this beauty is a puzzle
But to put it together here I have the pieces

Slowly
I wanna breathe your neck slowly
Let me whisper things into your ear
So that you remember if you're not with me
Slowly
I wanna strip you off with kisses slowly
Sign the walls of your laberinth
And make your whole body a manuscript
Turn it up
 
I wanna see you dance
I wanna be your rhythm
I want you to show me
Your favourite places
Let me surpass your danger zones
Till I make you scream
And forget your name
Slowly
We will do it on the beach in Puerto Rico
Till the waves scream dear lord
So that my seal stays with you
 
Step by step, soft softly
We're going to get caught little by little
I want you to show me
Your favourite places places places places
Step by step, soft softly
We're going to get caught little by little
To make you scream (Fonsi)
And forget your name (DY)
Slowly