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Old 05-20-2020, 10:15 AM
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Spanish Translation, Please?


What is this guy singing?

To my untrained ears, it sounds a lot like San Diego Spanglish and not actual Spanish, but what do I know?

FWIW, I pick up a few Spanish 101 words, like bailar (dance), cantar (sing), and at last one Spanish 201 phrase: Dios Poderoso (mighty God).

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Old 05-21-2020, 06:58 AM
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The official lyrics don't include any Spanish. The bits he adds have some fragments which are actual Spanish sentences; other parts aren't sentences so much as bunches of words strung together; yet others... yea, "San Diego Spanish" seems a perfectly fine description, the words are Spanish but the grammar is alien. And he doesn't say Dios Poderoso but el Todopoderoso (the Almighty).

The longest actual sentence I can hear has some incomprehensible bits (dude, don't bite the mike), it's at the beginning: here we are to sing a [song?] so we can dance, we are all together without using skype to connect

The rest is bits and pieces AFAICT.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:58 AM
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the words are Spanish but the grammar is alien
Thanks for trying, Nava.

I think he was probably attempting to do to Spanish (er, San Diego Spanglish) what Rastas do to English -- weird grammar and sentence structure for the purpose of... well, I don't know what, but undoubtedly it's something profound.
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