The Google Translate Version Of 'Despacito' May Not Help You Understand It, But It Will Make You Laugh

"I will show you something in your ear."

"Despacito," by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, has taken the world by storm this summer. It's become one of the rare non-English songs to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and was recently declared the most streamed song of all time. 

We've seen more than a few amazing covers of the hit in recent months, but nothing quite like YouTube star Malinda Kathleen Reese's take on the lyrics. Reese is known for a series of videos called "Google Translate Sings," in which she puts the lyrics to songs such as Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" through different languages in Google Translate, then back into English. Then she sings whatever ridiculous results she gets to the tune of the original.


Reese's song choices are usually in English originally, but perhaps no song has ever been more appropriate for the Google Translate treatment than "Despacito," considering how many non-Spanish-speaking listeners have probably used the service to better understand what they've been dancing to.

The resulting parody may not be the best tool for translating the song, but it's definitely a good option if you're in the mood for a laugh, as Reese sings lines like "I will show you something in your ear" and "I killed without problems" to the original's catchy tune. And even though her friend Javier del Pilar explains that the song's title translates to "Slowly" in English, Google manages to make it "Quickly" instead.

Hear every ridiculous translation in the video below:


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