Learning Spanish through Music

w/ lyrics and English translation for Bailando

 

You know that Enrique Iglesias sings in English, but have you heard him in his native tongue?  Now with his summer smash hit ‘Bailando’ you can do just that! This is the full Spanish version of the song, though the Spanish parts in the English version share most of the chorus.

Enrique is originally from Madrid Spain. If you listen to the way he pronounces the ‘z’ in ‘corazón’ you will hear the classic Castilian ceceo (which some refer to as a “lisp”).

The video has an added benefit of a bit of dancing, including  Spanish flamenco styles.

What you’ll hear

The Gerund in Spanish

Examples from Bailando

Bailando = Dancing
llenando el vacío = Filling the emptiness
subiendo y bajando = going up and going down
me va enloqueciendo = making me go crazy
Me va saturando = going to saturate me

In Spanish,  the gerund is the equivalent of ‘ing’ verbs in English. It is most often used with estar to indicate an action that is currently and continuously happing in the present.  In this song, they don’t always use estar, and most often just the use gerund conjugation.

To form the gerund in Spanish you simply change the ending of the verb to either ‘ando‘ or ‘iendo‘.  So for example:

bailar = bailando
comer = comiendo
vivir = viviendo

Watch the 5 minute video for a review on how to form the Gerund.

How to Form The Gerund in Spanish

Lyrics & English Translation for Bailando by Enrique Iglesias

Spanish & English

Enrique Iglesias
Gente d’zona
Descemer

Yo te miro y se me corta la respiración
Cuando tú me miras
se me sube el corazón
(Me palpita lento el corazón)
Y en un silencio
tu mirada dice mil palabras
La noche en la que te suplico
que no salga el sol

Bailando, bailando, bailando, bailando

Tu cuerpo y el mío llenando el vacío
Subiendo y bajando
(subiendo y bajando)
Bailando, bailando, bailando, bailando
Ese fuego por dentro
me va enloqueciendo

Me va saturando

Con tu física y tu química
también tu anatomía

La cerveza y el tequila
y tu boca con la mía

Ya no puedo más
(ya no puedo más)
Ya no puedo mas
(ya no puedo más)
Con esta melodía
tu color, tu fantasía
Con tu filosofía
mi cabeza está vacía

Y ya no puedo más
(ya no puedo más)
Ya no puedo más
(ya no puedo más)

Yo quiero estar contigo
vivir contigo

Bailar contigo,
tener contigo
Una noche loca
(una noche loca)
Ay besar tu boca
(y besar tu boca)
Yo quiero estar contigo
vivir contigo

Bailar contigo
tener contigo
una noche loca

Con tremenda nota

Tú me miras
y me llevas a otra dimensión

(Estoy en otra dimensión)
Tus latidos aceleran a mi corazón
(Tus latidos aceleran a mi corazón)
Qué ironía del destino no poder tocarte
Abrazarte
y sentir la magia de tu 
olor

Bailando, bailando, bailando, bailando
Tu cuerpo y el mio llenando el vacío
Subiendo y bajando
(subiendo y bajando)
Bailando, bailando, bailando, bailando
Ese fuego por dentro
me va enloqueciendo

Me va saturando

Con tu física y tu química
también tu anatomía
La cerveza y el tequila
y tu boca con la mía
Ya no puedo más
(ya no puedo más)
Ya no puedo más
(ya no puedo más)
Con esta melodía
tu color, tu fantasía

Con tu filosofía
mi cabeza está vacía

Y ya no puedo más
(ya no puedo más)
Ya no puedo más
(ya no puedo más)

Yo quiero estar contigo
vivir contigo
Bailar contigo,
tener contigo
Una noche loca
(una noche loca)
Ay besar tu boca
(y besar tu boca)
Yo quiero estar contigo
vivir contigo

Bailar contigo
tener contigo
una noche loca

Con tremenda nota

Ooooh …
Bailando amor
Bailando amor ooooh
es que se me va el dolor
Ooooh …

Enrique Iglesias
Gente d’zona
Descemer

I look at you and it cuts my respiration
When you look at me
my heart goes up

(it slows my beating of the heart)
And in the silence your look says a thousand words
The night in which I beg you that the sun doesn’t leave

Dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing
Your body and mine filling the emptiness
Going up and going down
(going up and going down)
Dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing
That fire inside
is going to make me go crazy

Is going to saturate me

With your physical and your chemical
and your anatomy too

The beer and the tequila
and your mouth with mine

I can’t anymore
(I can’t anymore)
I can’t anymore
(I can’t anymore)
With this melody
your color, your fantasy

With your philosophy
my head is empty

I can’t anymore
(I can’t anymore)
I can’t anymore
(I can’t anymore)

I want to be with you
to live with you

to dance with you,
to have with you
a crazy night
(a crazy night)
Ah to kiss your mouth
(and to kiss your mouth)
I want to be with you
to live with you

to dance with you
to have with you
a crazy night

With a tremendous note

You look at me
and i arrive to another dimension

(I am in another dimension)
Your heartbeat accelerates my heart
(Your heartbeat accelerates my heart)
What ironic of the destiny I can’t touch you
To hug you
and to feel the magic of your scent

Dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing
Your body and mine filling the emptiness
Going up and going down
(going up and going down)
Dancing, dancing, dancing, dancing
That fire inside
is going to make me go crazy

Is going to saturate me

With your physical, your chemical
and also your anatomy

The beer and the tequila
and your mouth with mine

I can’t anymore
(I can’t anymore)
I can’t anymore
(I can’t anymore)
With this melody
your color, your fantasy

With your philosophy
my head is empty

I can’t anymore
(I can’t anymore)
I can’t anymore
(I can’t anymore)

I want to be with you
to live with you

to dance with you,
to have with you
a crazy night
(a crazy night)
Ah to kiss your mouth
(and to kiss your mouth)
I want to be with you
to live with you

to dance with you
to have with you
a crazy night

With a tremendous note

Ooooh …
dancing love
dancing love ooooh
it’s that it is going to hurt me
Ooooh.

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  • bonny asha

    translation ws perfect en awesome thank u en keep t up

  • Mondo

    A little background about me. I was taken care of by a Brazilian woman who gave me my name and a passion for food music,and dance. Most importantly she taught me about having a passion for loving and taking care of women. So my female friends love that I cook for them. She is no longer with me and as my tribute to all she has done for me I live my life that way. I know some Portuguese and Spanish and continue to learn more. Music is one of the avenues I am using. Ok, enough about me. As I watch the video in English and try to follow the lyrics they don’t match. Why is that?

  • SHaron

    Pienso que hay pocos errores. Se me sube el corazon- (subir is to go up BAJAR is to go down) A better translation is “my heart leaps” “My heart goes up”

    Tambien olor is scent in English. Uds. tienen “sent” sent significa mandado o enviado.

    Por fin: con tremendo nota – nota en esta situacion es como – Impresion o sensacion no “note”

    • Happy Hour Spanish

      Gracias :)

  • devarshi

    Thank youuuu so much for the translation. It’s been very helpful.

    • Happy Hour Spanish

      De nada 😉

  • Eve kimath

    mucho gracias for good translation