logo  
 
   HOME >SPANISH AMERICA>Ojalá que llueva café

 
Facebook Follow F-L-S on Facebook
Twitter Follow F-L-S on Twitter
Blog Follow F-L-S's Blog
 
Spanish Word the Day
Play Recording: 
 



 

  


 
 


 

OJALÁ QUE LLUEVA CAFÉ

Juan Luis Guerra


 

Ojalá que llueva café en el campo
que caiga un aguacero de yuca y té
del cielo una jarina de queso blanco
y al sur una montaña de berro y miel
oh, oh, oh-oh-oh, ojalá que llueva café
May it rain coffee in the country,
may a downpour of yuca* and tea fall down
from heaven, a light rain of white cheese
and to the south a mountain of watercress and honey
oh, oh, oh-oh-oh, may it rain coffee.
  Ojalá que llueva café en el campo
peinar un alto cerro de trigo y mapuey
bajar por la colina de arroz graneado
y continuar el arado con tu querer
oh, oh, oh-oh-oh...
May it rain coffee in the country,
and comb a high hill of wheat and mapuey*
and go down the hill of grained rice
and continue the ploughing with your love
oh, oh, oh-oh-oh ...

 

Ojalá el otoño en vez de hojas secas
vista mi cosecha de pitisalé
sembrar una llanura de batata y fresas
ojalá que llueva café
May the fall instead of dry leaves
dress my harvest with bacon
sow a prairie with batatas* and strawberries
may it rain coffee.

 

Pa`que en el conuco no se sufra tanto, ay ombe
ojalá que llueva café en el campo
pa que en Villa Vásquez oigan este canto
ojalá que llueva café en el campo
ojalá que llueva, ojalá que llueva, ay ombe
ojalá que llueva café en el campo
ojalá que llueva café
So that there isn`t so much suffering in the small plots of land, oh man,
May it rain coffee in the country,
So that they hear this song in Villa Vasquez
May it rain coffee in the country,
May it rain, may it rain, oh man,
May it rain coffee in the country,
May it rain coffee.
  Oh....

Ojalá que llueva café en el campo
sembrar un alto cerro e trigo y mapuey
bajar por la colina de arroz graneado
y continuar el arado con tu querer
oh, oh, oh-oh-oh...
Oh, ...

May it rain coffee in the country,
and sow a high hill of wheat and mapuey*
and go down the hill of grained rice
and continue the ploughing with your love
oh, oh, oh-oh-oh

 

Ojalá el otoño en vez de hojas secas
vista mi cosecha e pitisalé
sembrar una llanura de batata y fresas
ojalá que llueva café

May the fall instead of dry leaves
dress my harvest with bacon
sow a prairie with batatas and strawberries
may it rain coffee

  Pa que en el conuco no se sufra tanto, oye
ojalá que llueva café en el campo
pa que en Los Montones oigan este canto
ojalá que llueva café en el campo
ojalá que llueva, ojalá que llueva, ay ombe
ojalá que llueva café en el campo
ojalá que llueva café
So that there isn`t so much suffering in the small plots of land, oh man,
May it rain coffee in the country,
So that they hear this song in Los Montones
May it rain coffee in the country,
May it rain, may it rain, oh man,
May it rain coffee in the country,
May it rain coffee
  Pa que to(dos) los niños canten en el campo
ojalá que llueva café en el campo
pa que en La Romana oigan este canto
ojalá que llueva café en el campo
ay, ojalá que llueva, ojalá que llueva, ay ombe
ojalá que llueva café en el campo
ojalá que llueva café
Oh, ...
So that all the children sing in the country
May it rain coffee in the country
So that they hear this song in La Romana
May it rain coffee in the country,
Oh, may it rain, may it rain, oh man,
May it rain coffee in the country.
May it rain coffee.

 

 

Vocabulario

These terms are local to the Dominican Republic and probably won`t show up in a Spanish/English Dictionary:

  • Yuca - edible root of the Yuca plant, also known as cassava or manioc, or casabe in Venezuela where it`s made into flatbread or boiled or fried in the same way as potatoes in the US;
  • Jarina - a `flour rain/drizzle` as when flour is shaken through a sieve; 
  • Mapuey - a root used in making Sancocho, which is a sort of gumbo;
  • Pitisé; - a sort of sun-dried bacon;
  • Batata - a sweet root, not to be confused with `patata`; and
  • Conuco - small parcel of usually agricultural land.

`La Romana` is the name of a `lovely, tourist` part of the Dominican Republic.

Ombé, just means `man`, colloquially, as in `hombre.`

Los Montones is probably a farm, in the Dominican Republic.

 

 

Other good Spanish music like Ojala que llueva cafe by Juan Luis Guerra


FUN SPANISH LANGUAGE RESOURCES
SPANISH CULTURE
VISIT SPAIN SPANISH AMERICA

Spanish Crosswords
Spanish Idioms 1
Spanish Idioms 2
Spanish Idioms 3
Spanish Idioms 4
Spanish Idioms 5
Spanish Jokes
Spanish Music fill-in-the-gaps
Spanish Proverbs
Spanish Tapas Recipes
Spanish Verbs Conjugation Balloon Game
Spanish Verbs Conjugation Space Invaders Game
Spanish Verbs Flashcards
Spanish Wordsearches
Verbodoku: Spanish Verb Sudoku Puzzles

 

 

 

Join F-L-S on FACEBOOK; TWITTER; BLOG; CONTACT US; SHARE LINKS

 

Conectores Textuales
Free Spanish resources
Spanish English Names
Imperfect vs Preterite
Most Useful Spanish words and phrases
Por vs Para
Ser vs Estar
Spanish Courses
Spanish Dictionary
Spanish Grammar and Language
Spanish Lesson of the Week
Spanish Media Links
Spanish Links
Spanish Oral Exam Linking Phrases
Spanish Relative Pronouns (that, which, who)
Spanish Questions
Spanish Speaking situations
Spanish Subjunctive
Spanish Verbs
Spanish Artists
Picasso
Miro
Spanish Cocktails
Spanish Fiestas
- Día de San Valentín (Valentine's)
- El Colacho (Baby jumping)
- Las Fallas (Festival of fire)
- La Tomatina (Tomato fight)
- San Fermin (Running of the bulls)
Semana Santa (Holy Week-Easter)
Spanish Food
Pancake Recipe
Spanish Music
Spanish Tapas
Spanish Wine
Top Spanish Beaches
Top Spanish Golf
Top Spanish Resorts
Top Spanish Restaurants
Top Spanish Sports

Alicante
Barcelona
Benidorm
Buñol (La Tomatina)
Cabo de Palos
Cantabria
Cartagena
Ciutadella
Coastal Spain
Cuba
Denia
Gran Canaria
Tenerife
Hotels in Spain
Lanzarote
La Manga del Mar Menor
La Pineda
Madrid
Mallorca
Menorca
Nerja
Pamplona (San Fermin)
Spanish America
Torrevieja
Valencia (Las Fallas)

 

Mexico City
Mexico Places
Mexican Posadas
Food of Mexico
Colombia
Spanish USA
Spanish California
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Iguazu Falls
Peru
Machu Picchu
Venezuela
Santiago Chile
Concha Y Toro wines
Ecuador
Galapagos
Guatemala
Paraguay
Cuba
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Bolivia
Honduras
El Salvador

Copyright © and TM 2007-2017 fun-learning-spanish.com



 Home page