¡Hola a todos y todas! Why do you want to learn Spanish? To find a better job, to know more about Hispanic culture, or just to troll native speakers. Personally, I decided to learn it by love.
In 2022, I fell in love with a girl who spoke Spanish like a native, then I fell in love with the culture and music of Spanish-speaking countries. Are you ready to embark on a romantic journey through the language of love and sensuality?
In this blog post, we will explore the enchanting world of Spanish through the Spanish song “Me gustas tu” by Manu Chao and then explore the various aspects of show love and especially flirting in Spanish. Sounds interesting doesn’t it? So grab a coffee, sit back and Vamos!
Spanish song “Me gustas tu” Manu Chao 𝄞
I overheard this song, this is the YouTube algorithm that brought me this song. The magic of music: “Me gustas tu” by Manu Chao. The lyrics are mainly in Spanish, but they also include some French phrases.
With its catchy melody and heartfelt lyrics, this song is sure to captivate your senses and make you love Spanish even more. I love this song, and sing it as a fun way to practice Spanish
The lyrics are mainly in Spanish, but they also include some French phrases.
Here’s an analysis of the lyrics:
¿Qué horas son, mi corazón? – What time is it, my heart?
Te lo dije bien clarito – I told you very clearly
Permanece a la escucha – Stay tuned
Doce de la noche en La Habana, Cuba – Twelve o’clock at night in Havana, Cuba
Once de la noche en San Salvador, El Salvador – Eleven o’clock at night in San Salvador, El Salvador
Once de la noche en Managua, Nicaragua – Eleven o’clock at night in Managua, Nicaragua
Me gustan los aviones, me gustas tú – I like airplanes, I like you
Me gusta viajar, me gustas tú – I like to travel, I like you
Me gusta la mañana, me gustas tú – I like the morning, I like you
Me gusta el viento, me gustas tú – I like the wind, I like you
Me gusta soñar, me gustas tú – I like to dream, I like you
Me gusta la mar, me gustas tú – I like the sea, I like you
¿Qué voy a hacer?, je ne sais pas – What am I going to do? (French: “I don’t know”)
¿Qué voy a hacer?, je ne sais plus – What am I going to do? (French: “I don’t know anymore”)
¿Qué voy a hacer?, je suis perdu – What am I going to do? I’m lost (French: “I’m lost”)
Me gusta la moto, me gustas tú – I like motorcycles, I like you
Me gusta correr, me gustas tú – I like to run, I like you
Me gusta la lluvia, me gustas tú – I like the rain, I like you
Me gusta volver, me gustas tú – I like to come back, I like you
Me gusta marihuana, me gustas tú – I like marijuana, I like you (Too many clichés in this one ツ)
Me gusta Colombiana, me gustas tú – I like Colombian women, I like you
Me gusta la montaña, me gustas tú – I like the mountain, I like you
Me gusta la noche (me gustas tú) – I like the night (I like you)
Doce, un minuto – Twelve, one minute
Me gusta la cena, me gustas tú – I like dinner, I like you
Me gusta la vecina, me gustas tú (Radio Reloj) – I like the neighbor, I like you (Radio Clock)
Me gusta su cocina, me gustas tú (una de la mañana) – I like her cooking, I like you (one in the morning)
Me gusta camelar, me gustas tú – I like to flirt, I like you (camelar is a colloquial verb)
Me gusta la guitarra, me gustas tú – I like the guitar, I like you
Me gusta el reggae, me gustas tú – I like reggae, I like you
Me gusta la canela, me gustas tú – I like cinnamon, I like you
Me gusta el fuego, me gustas tú – I like fire, I like you
Me gusta menear, me gustas tú – I like to dance, I like you
Me gusta La Coruña, me gustas tú – I like La Coruña (a city in Spain), I like you
Me gusta Malasaña, me gustas tú – I like Malasaña (a neighborhood in Madrid)
Do you want to learn more Spanish through music? Listen to my Spanish playlist here:
Some basic phrases related to love in Spanish:
- Mi amor – My love
- Te amo más -I love you more
- Amor a primera vista – Love at first sight
- Te amo – I love you
- Te amo con locura – I love you madly
- Te amo con todo mi ser – I love you with all my being
- Te quiero – I love you
- Te adoro – I adore you
- Eres mi todo – You’re my everything
- Me haces feliz – You make me happy
- No puedo vivir sin ti – I can’t live without you
- Eres el amor de mi vida – You’re the love of my life
- Eres hermoso/hermosa – You’re beautiful
- Estoy enamorado/enamorada de ti – I’m in love with you
- Tú me completas – You complete me
- Eres lo mejor que me ha pasado – You’re the best thing that has ever happened to me
- Siempre tuyo/tuya – Forever yours
Frequently asked question:
1. What is the difference between “te amo” and “te quiero”
In Spanish, “te amo” and “te quiero” are two expressions used to say “I love you”, but they have slightly different connotations.
- “Te quiero” is the most common and general way of saying “I love you” in Spanish. It is often used to express affection, love or affection for someone. This phrase is suitable for expressing love towards family members, friends and romantic partners.
- “Te amo” is a more intense and deep way of saying “I love you” in Spanish. It conveys a deeper level of love and is often reserved for romantic or very close relationships. It carries a stronger emotional weight and is often associated with passionate and romantic love.
It’s important to consider the context and relationship to the person you are expressing your feelings to when choosing between “te quiero” and “te amo”.
2. How to say flirt in Spanish?
The word for “flirt” in Spanish is “coquetear” or “flirtear.” Both words can be used to describe the act of flirting or engaging in playful and romantic interactions with someone. Also, two other common Spanish words for “flirt” are “ligar” and “camelar.”
3. What is the difference between flirtear and ligar?
The words “flirtear” and “ligar” are often used interchangeably to mean “to flirt” in Spanish, but there can be slight differences in their usage depending on the region. Here’s a general distinction:
- “Flirtear” or “coquetear” typically refers to the act of flirting itself, engaging in playful and romantic interactions, often without a specific intention of establishing a deeper connection. It is focused on the playful and lighthearted aspect of flirting.
- “Ligar” has a broader meaning and can encompass not only flirting, but also the intention or attempt to establish a romantic or sexual relationship. It implies a more direct and purposeful approach, aiming for a deeper connection or potentially initiating a romantic involvement.
Quoting Love in Spanish
As we journey deeper into the realm of love, let’s explore some heartfelt quotes that will help you express your feelings in Spanish.
These quotes are perfect for adding a touch of romance to your conversations or simply impressing your loved one.
1. El amor no tiene edad, siempre está naciendo. – Pablo Neruda (“Love has no age, it is always being born.”)
2. Donde hay amor, hay vida. – Mahatma Gandhi (“Where there is love, there is life.”)
3. El amor es la fuerza más humilde, pero la más poderosa de que dispone el ser humano. – Mahatma Gandhi (“Love is the humblest force, but the most powerful one available to humankind.”)
4. Amar no es solamente querer, es sobre todo comprender. – Françoise Sagan (“To love is not only to desire, but above all, to understand.”)
5. El amor no mira con los ojos, sino con el alma. – William Shakespeare (“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the soul.”)
6. El amor es la alegría de los buenos, la reflexión de los sabios, el asombro de los incrédulos. – Platón (“Love is the joy of the good, the reflection of the wise, the astonishment of the unbelievers.”)
7. El amor es la única razón por la que el mundo sigue girando. – John Lennon (“Love is the only reason the world keeps spinning.”)
How to flirt in Spanish?
1. Compliment with charm:
Spanish is a romantic language, so take advantage of its poetic nature. Compliment your crush with phrases like
- Eres hermosa/o – You are beautiful/handsome
- Tienes una sonrisa encantadora – You have a charming smile
- Eres lista/listo – You’re smart
- Eres mona/o – You’re cute
2. Be playful with words:
Spanish offers plenty of endearing terms to playfully flirt with someone. Use phrases like “mi cielo” (my sky)” mi sol ( my sun) or “mi media naranja” (my better half) to express affection in a lighthearted manner.
Ex: ¿Sabes qué? Cada día que paso contigo, me doy cuenta de que eres mi sol. You know what? Every day I spend with you, I realize that you are my sun.
3. Embrace body language:
Remember “Mas que las palabras los gestos” translates to “Actions speak louder than words” in English. It emphasizes that actions and behaviors have a stronger impact and can demonstrate love and affection more effectively than mere words.
The best act we can do is to salir con la persona, hacer cosas juntos/ir a pasear/a means “going out with the person, doing things together/going for a walk/together.
In Spanish-speaking cultures, body language plays a significant role in communication. Maintain eye contact, smile, and use gentle touches to convey your interest and attraction.
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Love knows no boundaries, and discovering love languages in different cultures can be an exciting journey. By learning the expressions of love in Spanish, we have discovered beautiful phrases, quoted romantic verses, and even fell in love with the art of flirting.
So whether you’re flirting with that special someone or simply embracing the richness of a new language, let love and Spanish blend to create a romantic story in your life.
Remember, love in any language is the universal language of the heart, and Spanish adds a touch of passion and elegance to it. So go ahead and show your love, captivate hearts with poetic quotes and flirt your way to a Spanish romance. ¡Buena suerte! (Good luck!)