Dakiti – Lyrics, Translation & Pronunciation (Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez)

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I don’t like reggaeton.

There, I’ve said it.

-Then why did you create this post?
– Well, some of my students like Bad Bunny, and I’m aware that this song is very popular, so I decided to sell my soul to the devil.

Jhay Cortez explains what Dakiti mean

I’ve been reading a little about this song and it seems that when Bad Bunny posted “Carro nuevo, música nueva. Dákiti, la sacamos ya?? Ustedes me dicen” on his social media, his fans were on fire trying to figure out what Dakiti could mean.

  • Euphoria feeling when you are in a party.
  • B**ch
  • Slang

Dákiti’ es una discoteca en Puerto Rico, en la capital, en el Viejo San Juan y también es una playa en Culebra, que es una islita cerca de Puerto Rico” – explained Jhay Cortez in an interview for Slang.

“Qué mejor que un nombre que tiene nombradas a las dos cosas: es una playa y también una discoteca”

“Y nada, le pusimos ‘Dákiti’ porque obviamente es un tema mundial, pero yo quería que tuviera algo cultural de Puerto Rico. Aparte de eso, cada vez que escuchaba el tema lo único en lo que podía pensar era en playa, en discotecas…”.

So Dákiti is both the name of a beach in Culebra (a small island close to Puerto Rico), and a popular nightclub in Old San Juan (the capital of Puerto Rico).

And it probably was one of the favourite spots of Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez (a.k.a Borquia).

In the video clip, appear Bad Bunny and Borquia as if they were situated there, in Dákiti, hitting on 2 ladies, and willing to dole out big bucks in order to have a crazy night with them.

Below you’ll find the lyrics, and their pronunciation, written with International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) so that you can sing and pronounce as Bad Bunny does.

If you aren’t familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet (those weird symbols below) you can visit the post where I explain all the Spanish sounds and their IPA symbols.

Let’s practice your Spanish pronunciation with the song “Dakiti”.

Dakiti: Lyrics (in Spanish) + Pronunciation (with the International Phonetic Alphabet) + Translation (in English)

Lyrics (Spanish)

Baby, ya yo me enteré,
se nota cuando me ves
Ahí donde no has llegado
sabes que yo te llevaré
Y dime qué quieres beber,
es que tú eres mi bebé
¿Y de nosotros quién va a hablar?
Si no nos dejamos ver

Pronunciation (IPA)

beiβi ʝa ʝo me en̪teré,
se nota kwan̟do me βe
ai ðon̟de noa ʝeɣao
saβe ke ʝo te ʝeβaré
i ðime ké kjere βeβer,
e ke tuere mi βeβé
i ðe nosotro kiem baβlal
si no no ðehamo βer

More info on how to pronounce:

Translation (English)

Baby, I already found out,
it shows when you see me
There where you have not arrived,
you know that I’ll take you
And tell me what you want to drink,
it’s that you’re my baby
And who is going to talk about us?
If we don’t let them see us?

Lyrics

Y a veces es Dolce, a veces Bulgari
Cuando te lo quito
después de los parties
Las copas de vino, las libras de mari
Tú estás bien suelta, yo de safari

Pronunciation

i a βesehe ðolʧe, a βese bulɣari
kwan̟do te lo kito
ðepué ðe lo pari
la kopa ðe βino, la liβra ðe mari
tú ehta βjen swel̪ta, ʝo ðe safari

More info on how to pronounce:

  • The letter C (Dolce is an Italian word so in the song they pronounce it as in Italy)*.
  • The letter P

Translation (English)

And sometimes it’s Dolce, sometimes Bulgari
When I take it off you after parties
The glasses of wine, the pounds of weed
You are very loose, I’m on safari

Lyrics

Tú mueves el culo fenomenal
Para yo devorarte como animal
Si no te has veníos, yo te voy a esperar
En mi cama y lo voy a celebrar

Pronunciation

tú mweβel kulo fenomenal
pa ʝo ðeβoralte komo animal
si no te a βenio, ʝo te βoa ehperal
emi kama i lo βoa θeleβral

Translation (English)

You move your ass phenomenally
So that I devour you like an animal
If you have not come, I will wait for you
In my bed and I’m going to celebrate

Lyrics

Baby, a ti no me opongo
Y siempre te lo pongo
Y si tú me tiras,
vamos a nadar en lo hondo
Si es por mí te lo pongo

Pronunciation

beiβi, a ti no me opoŋgo
i sjempre te lo poŋgo
i si tú me tira,
βamoa naðal en lo on̟do
si e pol mí te lo poŋgo

Translation (English)

Baby, I’m not against you
And I always put it on you
And if you pull me,
we’ll both be swimming in the deep
If it’s for me, I’ll put it on you

Lyrics

De septiembre hasta agosto
A mí sin cojones
lo que digan tus amigas
Ya yo me enteré,
se nota cuando me ves
Ahí donde no has llegado
sabes que yo te llevaré
Y dime qué quieres beber,
es que tú eres mi bebé
¿Y de nosotros quién va a hablar?
Si no nos dejamos ver (¿Me sigues?)

Pronunciation

ðe setjembre ahta ɣohto
a mi siŋ kohone
lo ke ðiɣan̪ tuh amiɣa
ʝa ʝo me en̪teré,
se nota kwan̟do me βe
ai ðon̟de no a ʝeɣao
saβe ke ʝo te ʝeβaré
i ðime ke kjere βeβel,
e ke tú ere mi βeβé
¿i ðe nosotro kiém ba a aβlal?
si no no ðehamo βel (¿me siɣe?)

Translation (English)

From September to August
I don’t care what your friends say
Baby, I already found out,
it shows when you see me.
There where you have not arrived,
you know that I’ll take you
And tell me what you want to drink,
it’s that you’re my baby
And who is going to talk about us?
If we don’t let them see us? (Follow me?)

Lyrics

Mami, me tienes juqueado, sí
Si fueras la Uru,
me tuvieses parqueado
Dando vueltas por Condado,
contigo siempre arrebatado
Tú no eres mi señora, pero
Toma cinco mil, gástalo en Sephora
Louis Vuitton,
ya no compra en Pandora

Pronunciation

mami, me tjene hukiao, si
si fwera la uru,
me tuβjese palkiao
ðan̟do βwel̪ta pol kon̟daðo,
kon̪tiɣo sjempre aReβatao
tú no ere mi señora, pero
toma siŋko mil, ɣahtalo en sefora
lwi βwiton,
ʝa no kompra em pan̟dora

Translation (English)

Mami, you have me hooked, yes
If you were The Uru,
you would have me parked outside
Riding around Condado,
with you always snatched up
You’re not my lady, but
Take five thousand, spend it on Sephora
Louis Vuitton, not purchased on Pandora

Lyrics

Como piercing, a los hombres perfora, eh-eh-eh
Hace tiempo le rompieron el cora
(El cora)
Estudiosa, puesta para ser doctora
(Doctora)
Pero (Pero), le gustan los títeres
wheeleando motora (Motora)
Yo estoy para ti las veinticuatro horas

Pronunciation

komo pirsin a los ombre pelfora,
e-e-e
ase tjempo le Rompjeron el kora
(el kora)
ehtuðjosa, pwehta pa sel ðohtora
(ðohtora)
pero (pero), le ɣuhtan lo titere
wilean̟do motora (motora)
ʝo estoj pa ti la βen̪tikwatro ora

Translation (English)

Like a piercing, piercing men, eh-eh-eh
Awhile ago they broke his heart
Studious, set to be a doctor (doctor)
But (but), she likes puppets
doing wheelies on bikes (motorbikes)
I am here for you 24 hours

Lyrics

Baby, a ti no me opongo
Y siempre te lo pongo
(-pre te lo pongo)
Y si tú me tiras,
vamos a nadar en lo hondo
(Nadar en lo hondo)
Si es por mí te lo pongo

Pronunciation

beiβi, a ti no me opoŋgo
i sjempre te lo poŋgo
(-pre te lo poŋgo)
i si tú me tira,
βamoa naðal en lo on̟do
(naðar en lo on̟do)
si e pol mí te lo poŋgo

Translation (English)

Baby, I’m not against you
And I always put it on you (-ways put it on you)
And if you pull me,
we’ll both be swimming in the deep (swimming in the deep)
If it’s for me, I’ll put it on you

Lyrics

De septiembre hasta agosto
Y a mí sin cojones
lo que digan tus amigas
Ya yo me enteré,
se nota cuando me ves
Ahí donde no has llegado
sabes que yo te llevaré
Y dime qué quieres beber,
es que tú eres mi bebé
¿Y de nosotros quién va a hablar?
Si no nos dejamos ver

Pronunciation

ðe setjembre ahta ɣohto
ʝa mi siŋ kohone
lo ke ðiɣan̪ tuh amiɣa
ʝa ʝo me en̪teré,
se nota kwan̟do me βe
ai ðon̟de no a ʝeɣao
saβe ke ʝo te ʝeβaré
i ðime ke kjere βeβel,
e ke tú ere mi βeβé
¿i ðe nosotro kiém ba a aβlal?
si no no ðehamo βel

Translation (English)

From September to August
And I don’t care what your friends say
Baby, I already found out,
it shows when you see me.
There where you have not arrived,
you know that I’ll take you
And tell me what you want to drink,
it’s that you’re my baby
And who is going to talk about us?
If we don’t let them see us?

Lyrics

Y a veces es Dolce, a veces Bulgari
Cuando te lo quito
después de los parties
Las copas de vino, las libras de mari
Tú estás bien suelta, yo de safari

Pronunciation

i a βesehe ðolʧe, a βese bulɣari
kwan̟do te lo kito
ðepué ðe lo pari
la kopa ðe βino, la liβra ðe mari
tú ehta βjen swel̪ta, ʝo ðe safari

Translation (English)

And sometimes it’s Dolce, sometimes Bulgari
When I take it off you after parties
The glasses of wine, the pounds of weed
You are very loose, I’m on safari

Lyrics

Tú mueves el culo fenomenal
Para yo devorarte como animal
Si no te has veníos, yo te voy a esperar
En mi cama y lo voy a celebrar

Pronunciation

tú mweβel kulo fenomenal
pa ʝo ðeβoralte komo animal
si no te a βenio, ʝo te βoa ehperal
emi kama i lo βoa θeleβral

Translation (English)

You move your ass phenomenally
So that I devour you like an animal
If you have not come, I will wait for you
In my bed and I’m going to celebrate

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