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Ricky Martin Songs in Spanish Translated to English: Maria

There are many different ways to practice Spanish, and with a little creativity, possibilities tend to be endless. In today’s post will take a look at the popular Ricky Martin song known as Maria and we will use it as a tool to practice your comprehension skills while learning Spanish for beginners.

First, you will find a video with the song and the lyrics in Spanish. Click on play so you can hear the song as you scroll down to read the lyrics in Spanish and the translation of each sentence in English.

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It is important to keep in mind that the translations are aimed at making it easy to understand what the song is about and there may be idiomatic expressions that could have been translated in a different way, but in the majority of the cases they have been translated literally in order to work as a language learning tool (feel free to pause and rewind as much as needed).

Further down in the post, you’ll find the same video and the lyrics in Spanish again so you can practice your listening skills without the help of an English translation.

Are you ready to get started? (this is a sad song, so be ready to pause and rewind as much as necessary okay?) Let’s begin…

 

Here is the video (lyrics start at 1:00, feel free to fast-forward as needed):

 

Lyrics of María by Ricky Martin:

 

Ella es, una mujer especial

She is, a special woman

 

Como caida de otro planeta

As if she had fallen from another planet

 

Ella es, un laberinto carnal

She is, a carnal labyrinth

 

que te atrapa y no te enteras

The catches you and you don’t even know about it

 

Asi es Maria,

Maria is like that,

 

Blanca como el dia

White like the day

 

Pero es veneno,

But she is poison,

 

Si te quieres enamorar

If you want to fall in love

 

Asi es Maria,

Maria is like that

 

Tan caliente y fria

So hot and cold

 

Que si te la bebes,

That if you drink her,

 

De seguro te va a matar

She will surely kill you

 

Un, Dos, Tres

One, Two, Three

 

Un pasito pa’delante Maria

One small step forward Maria (pa’delante is a short way to say “para adelante”)

  

Un, Dos, Tres

One, Two, Three

 

Un pasito pa’atras

One small step back

 

Aunque me muera ahora, Maria

Even if I die now, Maria

 

Maria, Te tengo que besar

Maria, I have got to kiss you

 

Ella es, como un pecado mortal

She is, like a mortal sin

 

Que te condena poco a poco

That damns you little by little

 

Ella es, Un espejismo sexual

She is, a sexual mirage

 

Que te vuelve loco, loco

That drives you crazy, crazy

 

Asi es Maria,

Maria is like that

 

Blanca como el dia…

White like the day…

 

Asi es Maria,

Maria is like that

 

Tan caliente y fria…

So hot and cold…

 

Un, Dos, Tres

One, Two, Three

 

Un pasito pa’delante, Maria

One small step forward Maria

 

 Un, Dos, Tres

One, Two, Three

 

Un pasito pa’atras

One small step back

 

Aunque me muera ahora, Maria

Even if I die now, Maria

 

Maria, a mi que mas me da

Maria, I don’t care anymore

 

 Now, we will look at the lyrics without the English translation so you can further exercise your comprehension skills.

This is a fairly fast song, so don’t hesitate pause and rewind as much as needed. The important thing is that you manage to understand it. It is easy; it’s only a matter of being persistent and practicing.

 

Here is the video again (remember, the lyrics start at 1:00):

 

 María by Ricky Martin

 

Ella es, una mujer especial

Como caida de otro planeta

Ella es, un laberinto carnal

que te atrapa y no te enteras

 

Asi es Maria,

Blanca como el dia

Pero es veneno,

Si te quieres enamorar

 

Asi es Maria,

Tan caliente y fria

Que si te la bebes,

De seguro te va a matar

 

Un, Dos, Tres

Un pasito pa’delante Maria

Un, Dos, Tres

Un pasito pa’atras

Aunque me muera ahora, Maria

Maria, Te tengo que besar

 

Ella es, Como un pecado mortal

Que te condena poco a poco

Ella es, Un espejismo sexual

Que te vuelve loco, loco

 

Asi es Maria,

Blanca como el dia…

 

Asi es Maria,

Tan caliente y fria…

 

Un, Dos, Tres

Un pasito pa’delante, Maria

Un, Dos, Tres

Un pasito pa’atras

Aunque me muera ahora, Maria

Maria, a mi que mas me da

 

Listening to songs in Spanish is a great way to practice your comprehension skills while acquiring new vocabulary and learning common expressions. If possible, include a few songs in Spanish in your MP3 player so you can listen to them throughout your daily activities. Make sure you have fun and keep practicing!

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