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"Pasito a Pasito" - "Despacito" Lyrics and Meaning

"Pasito a Pasito" - "Despacito" Lyrics and Meaning

Quick Answer

despacito  = slowly

Ever wondered what this steamy hit song means in English? Take a look below to find out!

Spanish LyricsEnglish Meaning
Ay
 
Oh
Fonsi
 
Fonsi (Luis Fonsi)
DY
 
DY (Daddy Yankee's initials)
Oh
 
Oh
Oh no, oh no
 
Oh no, oh no
Oh yeah
 
Oh yeah
Diridiri, dirididi Daddy
 
Diridiri, dirididi Daddy
Go
 
Go
Sí, sabes que ya llevo un rato mirándote
 
Yeah, you know I've been looking at you for a while
Tengo que bailar contigo hoy (DY)
 
I need to dance with you today (DY)
Vi que tu mirada ya estaba llamándome
 
I saw that your gaze was calling to me
Muéstrame el camino que yo voy (Oh)
 
Show me the way, I'll come (Oh)
Tú, tú eres el imán y yo soy el metal
 
You, you are the magnet and I'm the metal
Me voy acercando y voy armando el plan
 
I'm getting closer and I'm putting a plan together
Solo con pensarlo se acelera el pulso (Oh yeah)
 
Just thinking about it makes my pulse quicken (Oh yeah)
Ya, ya me está gustando más de lo normal
 
I'm already liking this more than normal
Todos mis sentidos van pidiendo más
 
All of my senses are asking for more
Esto hay que tomarlo sin ningún apuro
 
We need to take this without any rush
Despacito
 
Slowly
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
 
I want to breathe your neck in slowly
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
 
Let me whisper things into your ear
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo
 
So that you remember if we're not together
Despacito
 
Slowly
Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito
 
I want to undress you with kisses slowly
Firmo en las paredes de tu laberinto
 
I write on the walls of your labyrinth
Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito (sube, sube, sube)
 
And make a manuscript of your body (go up, go up)
(Sube, sube)
 
Go up, go up
Quiero ver bailar tu pelo
 
I want to see your hair dance
Quiero ser tu ritmo
 
I want to be your rhythm
Que le enseñes a mi boca
 
I want you to show my mouth
Tus lugares favoritos (favoritos, favoritos baby)
 
Your favorite places (favorite, favorite baby)
Déjame sobrepasar tus zonas de peligro
 
Let me overtake your danger zones
Hasta provocar tus gritos
 
Until I rouse your cries
Y que olvides tu apellido (Diridiri, dirididi Daddy)
 
And make you forget your last name (Diridiri, dirididi Daddy)
Si te pido un beso ven dámelo
 
If I ask you for a kiss, come give it to me
Yo sé que estás pensándolo
 
I know you're thinking about it
Llevo tiempo intentándolo
 
I've been trying to for a while
Mami, esto es dando y dándolo
 
Baby, this is giving and giving it
Sabes que tu corazón conmigo te hace bom, bom
 
You know your heart goes boom, boom with me
Sabes que esa beba está buscando de mi bom, bom
 
You know that that girl is looking for my boom, boom
Ven prueba de mi boca para ver cómo te sabe
 
Come taste my mouth and see how it tastes
Quiero, quiero, quiero ver cuánto amor a ti te cabe
 
I want, I want, I want to see how much love fits inside you
Yo no tengo prisa, yo me quiero dar el viaje
 
I'm not in a hurry, I want to enjoy the trip
Empecemos lento, después salvaje
 
Let's start slow, and then go wild
Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
 
Step by step, soft, softly
Nos vamos pegando poquito a poquito
 
We keep getting closer, little by little
Cuando tú me besas con esa destreza
 
When you kiss me with that skill
Veo que eres malicia con delicadeza
 
I see that you're malice mixed with delicateness
Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
 
Step by step, soft, softly
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
 
We keep getting closer, little by little
Y es que esa belleza es un rompecabezas
 
And it's just that your beauty is a (jigsaw) puzzle
Pero pa' montarlo aquí tengo la pieza
 
But to set it up here I have the piece
Despacito
 
Slowly
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
 
I want to breathe your neck in slowly
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
 
Let me whisper things into your ear
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo
 
So that you remember if we're not together
Despacito
 
Slowly
Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito
 
I want to undress you with kisses slowly
Firmo en las paredes de tu laberinto
 
I write on the walls of your labyrinth
Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito (sube, sube, sube)
 
And make a manuscript of your body (go up, go up)
(Sube, sube)
 
Go up, go up
Quiero ver bailar tu pelo
 
I want to see your hair dance
Quiero ser tu ritmo
 
I want to be your rhythm
Que le enseñes a mi boca
 
I want you to show my mouth
Tus lugares favoritos (favoritos, favoritos baby)
 
Your favorite places (favorite, favorite baby)
Déjame sobrepasar tus zonas de peligro
 
Let me overtake your danger zones
Hasta provocar tus gritos
 
Until I rouse your cries
Y que olvides tu apellido
 
And make you forget your last name
Despacito
 
Slowly
Vamos a hacerlo en una playa en Puerto Rico
 
Let's do it on a beach in Puerto Rico
Hasta que las olas griten "¡ay, bendito!"
 
Until the waves shout "Dear Lord!"
Para que mi sello se quede contigo
 
So that my seal/mark stays with you
Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
 
Step by step, soft, softly
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
 
We keep getting closer, little by little
Que le enseñes a mi boca
 
I want you to show my mouth
Tus lugares favoritos (favoritos, favoritos baby)
 
Your favorite places (favorite, favorite baby)
Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
 
Step by step, soft, softly
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
 
We keep getting closer, little by little
Hasta provocar tus gritos
 
Until I rouse your cries
Y que olvides tu apellido (DY)
 
And make you forget your last name
Despacito
 
Slowly

Doesn't sound quite as sexy in English, huh? ;D

A New Sound

Latin pop-star Luis Fonsi and reggaetón  superstar Daddy Yankee teamed up to create a unique reggaetón pop sound with their smash hit "Despacito." While "Despacito" could be considered a reggaetón song, it also represents a new blend of reggaetón and Latin pop that appeals to a larger market, which now includes the English-speaking world thanks to Justin Bieber's remix!

Source: Luis Fonsi, Erika Ender. (2017). Despacito.
Retrieved from http://www.metrolyrics.com/despacito-lyrics-luis-fonsi.html

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