5 Asi es que se...That's how it is played, dammit
5 Esta es mi fiesta...This is my party
and i want you all to enjoy it but with moderation (with care/with
caution). Don't get too riled up (excited, out of control), understand?
6 picante=spice (heat?)
6 Esa siempre...That one is always there with the guys, you know,
but don't worry. She's all right (she's no trouble?)
Porque tiene...Why does that one have such a serious look on
Porque no bailas...Why don't you dance? I know you like to.
No tengo...I don't have my partner.
Vaya...There you go, see;...
Este merengue...This merengue can be danced alone/It can be danced
not matter the hour/yeah, ay, it can be danced alone
13 barajear=wash (dominoes)
16 Pero ya...But by now the plantains, rice and grilled chicken
had been digested.
17 Iris desde=Iris had worked with her hands ever since she was
Era muda=she was mute
18 sus ojos saltaron=her eyes jumped
21 teje que teje=knitting and knitting
27 Eso no es...That is not fair
27 paquelo...handkerchief with florida water
28 El Padre=Father Mikael and the neighbors
Tan feo-So ugly
30 con confianza=discreetly
Ramonita, que pasa...What's going on? Do you need me?
Solita=Alone. That's how she would get there.
la unica hija...=The only one of Doña Tomassa's daughters
that was not sitting within the circle of
manteles, savanas=tablecloths and sheets
es su fiesta...it's your party, it's not the time to be crying
for no reason.
Aunque sea...whatever happens, i did what i could for her