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Asereje (Ketchup Song)  
User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6059 times:

Greetings to all...

I'm curious to know the meaning behind the chorus in Asereje (Ketchup Song). Some people say that the words have no meaning at all. I mean, that's weird right. Why put those words when they have no meaning at all? It must mean something. If anyone knows Spanish..please...

Here's the chorus:
aserejé ja deje
dejebe tu dejebe
deseri iowa a mavy
an de bugui an de güidibidi


Regards
Ishak
Airbus A380

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User currently offlineMSLP From El Salvador, joined Apr 2001, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6054 times:

I speak Spanish, and those words have no meaning (at least not to me)  Smile.

I have no idea either why those words were put into he song when they have no meaning  Confused


User currently offlineIB6400 From Mexico, joined Jun 1999, 245 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6048 times:

Hi!

I am so sick with this song... (and I think the rest of Mexico thinks the same...)
We've listen to that song for about six months... Everywhere... In the radio, in the television, in the clubs, in the street...
At the beginning I used to like it a lot... I even downloaded the MP3...
Now ask me what do I think of the freaking song...!

To answer your question there is no meaning with "Aserejé". That is not Spanish.

Nevertheless the song implies that "Diego" (the guy in the song) is going to a club and the DJ knows him... So the DJ plays Diego's favourite song... That happens to be something like: "Aserejé ja dejé dejebe tu dejebere, sebiunouba majabi, an de bugui, an de buididipí".

I am certainly not a language translator so excuse any mistake in the meaning of the translation:

"...Y donde mas no cabe un alma
ahí se mete a darse caña
poseído por el ritmo rabatanga...


"...And where there is no more room for a soul,
He goes in there to party
Possessed by the "rabatanga" rythm... (Meaning obviously a club or something like that...)

...Y el DJ que lo conoce toca el
himno de las doce para Diego
la canción más deseada...


"And the DJ that knows him, plays
the midnight hymn...
For Diego the most waited (or desired) song..."

...Y la baila,
y la goza,
y la canta...


"And he dances it,
and he joys it,
and he sings it..."

...Aserejé ja dejé dejebe tu dejebere
sebiunouba majabi
an de bugui
an de buididipí"


Hope to answer your questions... Any other questions... please feel free to ask...

¡Felices Fiestas! - Happy Holidays!

Joaquín  Smile
Mexico City



Yo soy yo más mis circunstancias - J. Ortega y Gasset
User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2607 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6042 times:

I'm pretty sure I know a guy who can translate that, I'll try to get him on here tomorrow. The chorus isn't spanish, but I'm pretty sure it does mean something.

User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 6039 times:

THe song has an english vesion. i love that song. viva los gringos!!!

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6025 times:

I'm so sick of that song. Even when I was in Taiwan I heard it everywhere. I didn't know it was about Ketchup though LOL


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6023 times:

Never heard it...........


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6022 times:

Grrr, that song irritates me!

9V-SVA



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User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6003 times:

Ok, now I know the chorus isn't Spanish after all. The English version only has like only few lines, in English that is. The rest is all Spanish. Not to mention the chorus. Thanks IB6400 for the translation of some of the lyrics. It's better than nothing. Though I'm still waiting to decipher the meaning of the chorus..

Regards
Ishak
Airbus A380


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5998 times:

I've heard that the chorus uses nearly the same lyrics as the good old Rapper's delight from Sugar Hill Gang.

I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie
to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop
the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie
to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5991 times:

Here's the Spanish version:

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lasketchup/aserejspanish.html

And the English:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lasketchup/aserejenglish.html

Josh


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5990 times:

I just pasted the Spanish version into freetranslation.com and got this:

"Aserejé (Spanish)"

Looks what himself avecina to the return of the corner comes Diego rumbeando. With the moon in the pupilas
and its I brought marine water seems of contraband.

And where but does not it fit a soul alli is put to be given cane possessed by the rhythm ragatanga. And the
dj that knows touches it the hymn of the twelve for Diego the cancion but desired AND dances it, and enjoys it
and sings it..

Aserejé, ha leave tejebe tude jebere sebiunouba majabi go of bugui go of buididipí [x3]

It is not thing of brujeria that find it tos you gave them by where I go walking. Diego has chuleria and that
point of alegria rastafari afrogitano

And where but does not it fit a soul alli is put to be given cane possessed by the rhythm ragatanga. And the
dj that knows touches it the hymn of the twelve for Diego the cancion but desired AND dances it, and enjoys it
and sings it..

Aserejé, ha leave tejebe tude jebere sebiunouba majabi go of bugui go of buididipí

Doesn't make much sense Big thumbs up

Josh


User currently offlineGdabski From Poland, joined Oct 2001, 423 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 5976 times:

Go here and launch the flash animation: http://online.sector.sk/hra.aspx?id=504. At one point a 'what are they singing' sign will show. Of course, I have no idea whether the translation is ok and I don't know what language are they signing in.

BRGDS, Gdabski


User currently offlineGdabski From Poland, joined Oct 2001, 423 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5971 times:

Correction in the last line: should be singing instead of signing.

Gdabski


User currently offlineKrushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5946 times:

Racko is right. The favourite song of the rumbero Diego and what the chorus repeats, is the well known Rapper's Delight by the Sugarhill Gang. It was a huge hit in Spain (as in many countries) about 20 years ago. But as the chorus in the Aserjé song are not Detroit rappers but three Gipsy Spanish girls, they sing it more or less as they hear it, without understanding the lyrics : aserejé... instead of I said a hip ...

So to answer the original question of this thread, the chorus does not mean anything in Spanish, it is just three gipsies trying to sing a song they like in a language they do not understand.



User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5909 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5946 times:

Ahem, just to show you how this song has toured the world, I'd like to refer to exhibit a:
http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist2002/graph_ketchup.gif (I shall not show the picture, as it it's copyrighted)

 Big thumbs up

Anyway, my sister has a few Spanish friends, and according to them, it's nonsense. Consider it a filler  Smile


User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5933 times:

During an interview in New York (I believe), the girls from Las Ketchup says the lyrics for "Asereje"(The Ketchup Song) has no meaning at all.

User currently offlineMagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5922 times:

another money-making song with absolutely meaninless lyrics...

how pathetic the music "scene" has turned, you tell me...

M@g!¢


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