What Does Taki Taki Mean in Spanish? Nothing. It’s not Spanish.

Another day, another crossover Spanish hit! With more than a billion views on YouTube, we feel obliged to cover the Spanish portion 🙂

Taki Taki is the latest English-Spanish mixed song to hit the Billboard charts, and not just in the Latino category.  This is in part due to the presence of the mega-famous Cardi B (who has a Dominican father) and Selena Gomez (who doesn’t actually speak Spanish but has Hispanic heritage). They both provide English and Spanish vocals to the track, as does Puerto Rican singer Ozuna.  The track was produced by the French-born DJ Snake.

While perhaps not as explicitly sexual and ‘dirty’ as what may be considered it’s popular bilingual predecessor Despacito, the lyrics are unsurprisingly about seduction, with a lot of talk about booties and pantyhose.

 

What does Taki Taki mean?

First things first, Taki Taki is not only not Spanish, but not any other language either.  It doesn’t mean anything. Or you could say it means anything you want. It’s just a made up word by Ozuna, that seems in the context of the song, to stand for multiple things.

 

Taki Taki Spanish Lyrics & English Translation

 

*First learn this section*

There is one main verse that is repeated over and over again. If you’re going to learn anything to sing along with, learn this since it’s one of the easier verses and is repeated no less than 5 times:

BĂĄilame como si fuera la Ășltima vez
Y enséñame ese pasito que no sé
Un besito bien suavecito, bebé

Dance with me as if it were the last time
And teach me that little step that I don’t know
A little very smooth kiss, baby

Ozuna

Selena

*Then this section*

The next most repetitious vocal is a little harder to master, but occurs on at least 3 occasions, with one slight variation:

El booty sobresale de tĂș traje
No traje pantiesito pa’ que el nene no trabaje
Es que yo me sé lo que ella cree que ella se sabe
Cuenta que no quiere pero me tiene espionaje (eh-eh)

The booty sticks out of my suit
I didn’t bring pantyhose so that my baby doesn’t work
It’s that I know myself that which she thinks that she knows
Know that she does want [it] but she has me spying

In Cardi’s rif, there’s just a few slight changes:


El booty sobresale de mi traje
No traje pantiesito pa’ que el nene no trabaje
Es que yo me sĂ© lo que tĂș cree que tĂș no sabe
Dice que no quiere pero se quiere comer el equipaje

The booty sticks out of my suit
I didn’t bring pantyhose so that my baby doesn’t work
It’s just that I know me that which you think you don’t know

He says that he doesn’t want [it] but he wants to eat this package

Cardi B

Ozuna

*Then last, this section*

The last major Spanish part (but the first part of the song) comes from Ozuna’s verse.  The vocal affect with which he sings it makes it harder to understand or imitate.

The ideas are somewhat not fully formed, also making for an awkward translation – some words used clearly for their rhyming convenience are a bit obscure:
ñaqui is Puerto Rican slang for ‘a small bite’ typically referring to food
los Anunnakis is a reference to mythological deities from the ancient Sumerians
(we’re assuming you know Nagasaki as one of Japan’s recipient cities of the atomic bomb and Kawasaki, the motors brand)

quieres un besito o un ñaqui
Booty explota como Nagasaki
Prende los motores, Kawasaki
Que la disco estĂĄ llena y llegaron los Anunnakis
No le baje, el booty sobresale de tĂș traje

You want a little kiss or a small bite
Booty blows up like Nagasaki
Turn on the engines, Kawasaki
That the club is full and the Annunaki arrived
Don’t slow down, the booty sticks out of your suit …

¿Estås listo? / Are you ready?

Play the video below to and sing along!

Taki Taki Lyrics

BĂĄilame como si fuera la Ășltima vez
Y enséñame ese pasito que no sé
Un besito bien suavecito, bebé
Taki taki
Taki taki, rumba
Wo-oh, oh-oh
Hi Music Hi Flow (DJ Snake!)

BĂĄilame como si fuera la Ășltima vez
Y enséñame ese pasito que no sé
Un besito bien suavecito, bebé
Taki taki
Taki taki

Taki taki, quieres un besito o un ñaqui
Booty explota como Nagasaki
Prende los motores, Kawasaki
Que la disco estĂĄ llena y llegaron los Anunnakis

No le baje, el booty sobresale de tu traje
No trajo pantiesito pa’ que el nene no trabaje
Es que yo me sé lo que ella cree que ella se sabe
Cuenta que no quiere pero me tiene espionaje (eh-eh)

El booty sobresale de tu traje
No trajo pantiesito pa’ que el nene no trabaje
Es que yo me sé lo que ella cree que ella se sabe
Cuenta que no quiere pero me tiene espionaje (eh-eh)

BĂĄilame como si fuera la Ășltima vez
Y enséñame ese pasito que no sé
Un besito bien suavecito, bebé
Taki taki
Taki taki, rumba

Wo-oh, oh-oh
Hi Music Hi Flow

Bardi (Cardi)

He say he wanna touch it, and tease it, and squeeze it
While my piggy bank is hungry, my n*#a, you need to feed it
If the text ain’t freaky, I don’t wanna read it
And just to let you know this punani is undefeated, ay

He say he really want to see me more
I said we should have a date, where? At the Lamborghini store
I’m kinda scary, hard to read, I’m like a ouija board
But I’ma boss, bitch, who you gonna leave me for?

You hoes got no class, you bitches is broke still
I’ll be talkin’ cash while I’m poppin’ my gold grill (uh)
I’m a hoe, rich bitch and I work like I’m broke still (Cardi)
But they love be so fake, but they hate be so real (uh)

El booty sobresale de mi traje
No traje pantiesito pa’ que el nene no trabaje
Es que yo me sĂ© lo que tĂș cree que tĂș no sabe
Dice que no quiere pero se quiere comer el equipaje

BĂĄilame como si fuera la Ășltima vez
Y enséñame ese pasito que no sé
Un besito bien suavecito, bebé
Taki taki
Taki taki, rumba
Wo-oh, oh-oh

DJ Snake

Careful when you come through my way
My body already know how to play
Work it, keep it tight every day
And I, I, I know you need a taste

When I ooh, you’re fallin’ in love
Give a little ooh-ooh, get it well done
Dancing on my ooh, make your girl wanna run
We keep moving ’til the sun come up

Porque I am the party, yo soy fiesta
Blow out your candles, have a siesta
You can try pero no one can stop me
What my taki taki wants, yeah, my taki taki gets, uh

BĂĄilame como si fuera la Ășltima vez
Y enséñame ese pasito que no sé
Un besito bien suavecito, bebé
Taki taki
Taki taki, rumba

Wo-oh, oh-oh
Hi Music Hi Flow
Taki taki
Taki taki

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