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Waka Waka (Esto es África) (English translation)

  • Artist: Shakira
  • Featuring artist: Freshlyground
  • Song: Waka Waka (Esto es África) 13 translations
  • Translations: Catalan, English #1, #2, #3, #4, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbian
  • Requests: Persian
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Come, come (This is Africa) ft. Freshlyground

Versions: #1#2#3#4
The moment has arrived, the walls fall
it's going to start, the one fair game
the kick doesn't hurt, fear doesn't exist
dust yourself off, stand up and get back in the ring
 
And the pressure is felt
your people wait for you
 
Now let's go for all
and luck is with you
Come, come, Who asked you to come [3]
'cause this is Africa
 
Come, come eh, eh [1]
Do it, do it, eh, eh [2]
Come, come, Who asked you to come [3]
'cause this is Africa
 
Listen to your God and you won't be alone
You came here to shine and have it all
This hour is approaching, this is the moment
You're going to win every battle, I feel it
 
You must start at zero
to touch the sjy
 
Now let's go for all
And let's all go for them
Come, come, Who asked you to come [3]
'cause this is Africa
 
Come, come eh, eh [1]
Do it, do it, eh, eh [2]
Come, come, Who asked you to come [3]
I did, yeah!
 
Teams are back to defend their country
From A to Z
They eliminate the other teams to defend their country
From East to West
As they say:
Come, come eh, eh
Come come eh, eh
All countries must come back
'cause this is Africa! [4]
 
(Come, come, Me, yeah)
 
Come, come eh, eh [1]
Do it, do it, eh, eh [2]
Come, come, Who asked you to come [3]
'cause this is Africa
 
Waiting eh, eh
Waiting eh, eh
Come, come, Who asked you to come [3]
I did, yeah
 
'cause this is Africa
'cause this is Africa
 
Thanks!
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Submitted by jam_angel_001jam_angel_001 on Mon, 28/03/2011 - 04:14
Author's comments:

I take NO credit from the Fang/Zulu/Xhosa translations. I hunted them down and the Zulu/Xhosa may not be entirley correct but it's the best we'll get for now.

The best translation for the Fang can be found here http://www.e-forwards.com/2010/05/zamina-mina-zangalewa-translation-mean...

If you've heard the Golden Sounds version, it's way more obvious but the "eh, eh" was mocking. Similar to like "oh, oh!" but it's not that obvious when Shakira does it !

[1] Tsa-mina mina means litteraly "come you, you"

[2] Waka waka means litteraly "you (action) do" so "you do it" so the adaptation can be "you come (the action)"

[3] tsa mina mina zangalewa is come, come (tsa mina mina) and Zangalewa is basically "who called you" so together it's "come, come who called you"

[4] I'm not entirely sure this is correct (the site's in my source) but it sure does make sense.
THESE ARE ALL FROM THAT LISTED SITE!!! I did NOT translate those parts myself

Translation source:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110223042649AABjY6s
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Waka Waka (Esto es África)

Comments
ulissescoroaulissescoroa    Fri, 15/06/2018 - 00:40

The source lyrics have been updated. Please review your translation.

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