Spanish Speakers???





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By Slipstream99 (Slipstream99) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 07:08 pm: Edit

Hey everyone,
I just downloaded this Shakira song called "Si te vas" and there is one word that I don't recognize and I would appreciate it if any of you could fill me in.

The word sounds like "recobecos" and this is the verse around it: "cuando memorices todos sus recobecos y decidas otra vez regresar,
ya no estaré aquí en el mismo lugar"

Thanks for the help!

By Athlonmj (Athlonmj) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 08:14 pm: Edit

just do a lyrics search

By Slipstream99 (Slipstream99) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 08:51 pm: Edit

i did a lyrics search and all of them say recobecos or recovecos, neither of which is a "real" word.

By Joev (Joev) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 11:19 pm: Edit

I just hope you paid for this song and didn't steal it.

By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 11:20 pm: Edit

Doesn't she use a lot of "made-up" words in her lyrics anyway?

By Limon (Limon) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 10:48 am: Edit

Candi, what made up words are you referring to? I don't remember every song, but what I know is accurate. You might be thinking either of just nonsense harmony, or her verses in Arabic.

Recovecos is translated loosely as corners, or hidden niches or side streets or places (i.e. when you memorize all her secret places).

By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 10:51 am: Edit

I was just asking. I hardly know the lyrics to any of her songs, it's not my flavor. She does utilize certain idiomatic phrases and particular expressions in an odd way in English.

By Limon (Limon) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 11:30 am: Edit

Her English sucks. Her Spanish is very witty.

By Slipstream99 (Slipstream99) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 12:10 pm: Edit

Thanks Limon, where did you find this definition?

By Limon (Limon) on Thursday, September 09, 2004 - 01:51 pm: Edit

I knew the word, I've grown up in Spanish speaking countries.


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