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Rrrrr, sabor!
(Rrrrr, Flavor)

Oye como va, mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar, mulata
(Listen to my rhythm
Good for fun, mulata-
A woman of mixed race)

Oye como va, mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar, mulata
(Listen to my rhythm
Good for fun, mulata)

Oye como va, mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar, mulata
(Listen to my rhythm
Good for fun, mulata)

Oye como va, mi ritmo
Bueno pa' gozar, mulata
(Listen to my rhythm
Good for fun, mulata)



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  • u
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    UnregisteredFeb 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    Oye is commonly used as a interjection hey! Or as in to get someones attention. Como is how, and va is like you or as said before, how is it going. Spanish cant be completely translated into english
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    UnregisteredMar 16, 2012 at 3:11 am
    No, no, no! "oye como va mi ritmo" means:

    "listen to my rhythm... "

    "bueno pa gozer mulata" means:

    "it is something good to enjoy my mulata"

    This second phrase cannot be translated literally to english. But the intent is that he is telling this woman of his apparent desire to let herself enjoy the sounds and thus become open to his overtures.
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    UnregisteredMar 11, 2012 at 6:07 am
    Look (or for that matter, listen) how my rhythm goes, good to enjoy, mulata (not to enjoy mulatas. Mulata is how he's referring to a specific girl. It's like he's saying "good to enjoy, girl" only in this case is a mulata he's talking to)
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    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 4:29 am
    Spanish translation oye como va, mi ritmo. Hey this is how my rythm goes. Bueno pa gozar, mulata. Good to enjoy mixed music or could be referring to a mixed crowd of women. Mulata is actually a mixed girl, black and white/spanish, latina etc.. Remember the song was performed by tito puente who was originally cubano, cuban race is a mulata race of sorts. Cuban and african mixture, thus mulata women. Could also refer to a blend of music again cubano music is a mixture of cuban rthyms mixed with afro rythyms as well.
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    UnregisteredJan 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    Someone said "gozar" means dance. That's false. Oye como va mi ritmo is (hey, how goes my rhythm) and "gozar" is to enjoy.

    It's good (bueno) to enjoy (gozar) dark girls (mulata is a mixed girl). To my knowledge, "gosar" with an "s" is not a word. However, in much of latin america, the "z" in gozar is pronounced like an "s"--like it is in andalusia. As opposed to the castiliano pronunciation which would be "gothar. " so the "s" mistake is a colloquial error.

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