Doing our best to flirt with someone who doesn't speak your language? We've all been there! Yeah, they're really cute, but there's that darn language divide! Luckily, a trio of Latin pop stars are here with some tips. Mexican pop princess Belinda, Pitbull/Enrique Iglesias producer Vein and reggaeton rapper J Balvin have crafted "Translation" as an anthem for international hookups everywhere.
In the Spanglish club banger, Vein croons, "Can't understand a word you're saying, but I like it" while Belinda coos back to him in Spanish over a piccolo-infused dance beat. Moving onto the chorus, the producer asks the pop star, "How do you say I like you?" and "How do you say I need you?" and the 25-year-old stunner responds ("Me gustas" and "Te necesito") before Vein gets bold and asks, "How do you say I wanna f-ck ya?!"
And if the tropical "Translation" video is any indication, that's not the question to ask. Belinda walks away from her dude, leaving the foul-mouthed producer alone at the club. Zing!
J Balvin, who collaborated with Robin Thicke on a Latin version of "Blurred Lines," drops in for a Spanglish rap, calling out dudes who can't pick up on signs when a girl's just not that into you ("Pero como tu no entiende nada? [But you don't understand anything?] / You're f-cking stupid, man!").
Whether or not you use it in the club, "Translation" is a fun, tongue-in-cheek track that has a beat and a theme that appeals to both English and Spanish speakers. It certainly sounds like it could land the Latin stars a crossover hit!