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El Costo de la Vida (traducción al Inglés)

  • Artista: Juan Luis Guerra (Juan Luis Guerra Seijas)
  • Canción: El Costo de la Vida Álbum: Areíto (1992)
  • Traducciones: Alemán, Inglés #1
traducción al InglésInglés
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The Price/Value of Life/Living

Versiones: #1#2#3
The cost of life is going up again
You never see the dollar going down anymore
And the beans aren’t fit to eat/can’t be had/found
Nor a pound of rice or a quarter pound of coffee
 
What you all think, doesn’t matter to anyone
Could it be, because we don’t speak English here?
Ah, Ah.
Es Verdad? (Is it true?)
Ah, Ah.
Es Verdad? (Is it true?)
Ah, Ah.
Es Verdad? (Is it true?)
Do you?
Understand.
Do you? Do you?
 
And the price of gasoline goes up again
You never see the dollar going down anymore
And Democracy cannot grow [here]
If the corruption plays chess/ if the corrupt play us like chess pieces
 
And what you all think, doesn’t matter to anyone
Could it be, because we don’t speak French here?
Ah, ah.
Vou, parlez? (Do you speak?)
Ah, ah.
Vou, parlez? (Do you speak?)
Ah, ah.
Vou, parlez? (Do you speak?)
Ah, ah.
Non, Monsieur (No, sir)…
 
We are the eye of a needle,
[Caught] Between the Sea and Sky
Five Hundred years later.
 
An enlightened race/a fired up race
Black, White and Taino/a
But, who discovered whom?
 
Ooh, it’s true.
Ooh, it’s true.
Ooh, it’s true.
Ooh, it’s true.
 
Ay, the cost of life!
Goes up, you see?
And the dollar that drops.
The poor aren’t even seen/They don’t see the poverty.
 
And medicine/and doctors,
Is backwards/back away [from us]
There is no healing here/here nothing is cured.
Not even calloused feet.
 
Ay, qui, ee, qui, ee, qui.
Ah, qui, ee, qui, eh. [could be interpreted as dialect, stating ‘It’s like that here’]
 
And now the unemployment.
Do you see it now? It bites me too.
It doesn’t matter to anyone. Nooo.
Well, [what do you expect?] we don’t speak english.
Not even at/to Mitsubishi.
Do you see it now? Nor at/to Chevrolet.
 
[Brief Musical Interlude]
 
The corruption goes up/The corrupt rising
Rising, do you see it now?/understand?
And the dollar dropping/And money, what does it degrade?
The poor aren’t even seen.
And delinquency?
Has robbed me again.
Here there is no healing/here we cannot cure
Even our calloused feet.
 
Ay, qui, ee, qui, ee, qui.
Ah, qui, ee, qui, eh. [could be interpreted as dialect, stating ‘It’s like that here’]
 
And now the unemployment.
Do you see it now? It bites me too.
It doesn’t matter to anyone. Nooo.
Well, [what do you expect?] we don’t speak english.
Not even at/to Mitsubishi.
Do you see it now? Nor at/to Chevrolet.
 
[Musical Interlude]
 
Ooh, it’s true.
Ooh, it’s true.
Ooh, it’s true.
Ooh, it’s true.
 
[Juan Luis Guerra sings the starting bars from ‘In the Jungle the Mighty Jungle’ by The Tokens]
 
Mother, it’s true/this is how it is.
It’s true, mother, this is how it is.
 
Up with the recession!
This is how it is, do you understand?
And money, what does it degrade?
The poor are not even seen/poverty doesn’t even register.
And medicine/the medical establishment
Can’t be found here/walks away from us.
There is no healing here/Here we cannot even cure
Our calloused feet.
 
Ay, qui, ee, qui, ee, qui.
Ah, qui, ee, qui, eh. [could be interpreted as dialect, stating ‘It’s like that here’]
 
And now the unemployment.
Do you see it now? It bitten me too.
It doesn’t matter to anyone. Nooo.
Well, [what do you expect?] we don’t speak english.
Not even at/to Mitsubishi.
Do you see it now? Nor at/to Chevrolet.
 
[Musical Refrain]
 
¡Gracias!
Publicado por NatRomanoNatRomano el Mar, 18/01/2022 - 01:15
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MissAtomicLauMissAtomicLau    Mar, 18/01/2022 - 02:15

Please, don't insert comments or alternative options in the translation. Use footnotes instead.

malucamaluca    Mar, 18/01/2022 - 02:22

Yes, and the translation should be aligned with the original lyrics, so it is easier to compare and evaluate the translation...

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