Miami rapper Pitbull has made a career of straddling crossover lines, effortlessly toggling between English and Spanish, reggaeton and dance-pop. But the 34-year-old born Armando Perez shifts gears on Dale, his first Spanish-language album in five years, out June 17 on RCA. Mr. Worldwide shares some Espanol words and phrases listeners need to know.

 

1. "Ya tu sabe"

Meaning: You already know.

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