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Old June 14, 2011, 12:20 PM
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Some lyrics in this song

If anyone's heard of Pitbull, he's a rapper from Cuba and his songs are mostly English with some spanish. I was listening to this one the other day:

I didn't understand some stuff I guess is cuban specific, but then I'm sure some is just generic spanish. Anyway, here are the lyrics I am confused with:

Que ola cata, Que ola omega

Dale (he just says dale, does he mean give it to her maybe?)

Rumba (Si)
Ella quiere su Rumba (Como?)
Rumba (Si)
Ella quiere si Rumba (Como?)

I've never heard rumba before in my life, but I googled it and it came up with "party" so maybe someone here has heard rumba?

Si e' verdad que tu ere guapa,
Yo te voy a poner gozar
Tu tiene la boca grande
dale ponte a jugar (Como)

I'm really not understanding that whole paragraph either, other than the third. I can't really piece it together... foreign slang is heard to learn
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Old June 14, 2011, 04:02 PM
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It's not more than some Spanish bits, sort of a hispanicized storytelling. Some words are written in Portuguese, besides the obvious Brazilian flag.

About what is said:

Dale = It's not the same but as an interjection it works the same way as "C'mon"

Rumba = a musical rhythm from some place in tropical areas -I don't know- that involves body movements, maybe some hot moves like grinding or something -I don't know either-. Take a look at Wikipedia. I understand that "rumba" as an euphemism for "vigorous intercourse" as I don't see there nobody doing any effort to conceal anything. That "¿cómo?" reinforces that meaning.

I think he says "¿qué bola, X?" that may mean something like "What's up, X?"

And you've got pretty much all of it. Don't worry if you don't understand the story being told because there's no one. Maybe the story is hidden in the parts in English, but it seems to me just another Hispanic troupe playing Ota Benga for the US' masses.
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Old June 14, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Rumba = a musical rhythm from some place in tropical areas -I don't know- that involves body movements, maybe some hot moves like grinding or something -I don't know either-.
Rumba is one of the Cuban family of dances. It's the slowest one. Think salsa or mambo at half the speed. It's more of a sensual, flirtacious dance than a hot, sweaty, grinding dance.
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Then, it tones down the "vigorous" part.

Encontré "rumba" es dos textos del siglo XIX. En un texto dominicano "rumba" es "un montón". En un texto cubano "rumba" parece ser el curso suave y ondulado de un arroyo o río o quizá algo que cae rodando lentamente por una pendiente.
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