Whilst having a dark-eyed Latino or Latina whispering sweet nothings in your shell-like is the stuff of fantasies for many, many holiday makers won’t be prepared for such vocal seduction. Until now. Use our handy “˜Flirting in Spanish guide’ to make sure you don’t miss out next time Latino love comes a calling.

Flirtatious Spanish compliments are called piropos and they range from the saccharine sweet to the sizzling and spicy.

Let’s start with the sugary sweet. Actually these are cheesier than yesterday’s socks and more likely to set your teeth on edge than make you weak at the knees, but hey, who knows? Whatever rocks your boat.

Oh, for the love of God”¦

Me gustaría ser una lágrima, para nacer en tus ojos, vivir en tus mejillas y morir en tus labios.
I would like to be a tear, to be born in your eyes, live on your cheeks and die on your lips.

Tardé una hora en conocerte y sólo un día en enamorarme. Pero me llevará toda una vida poder olvidarte.

It took me an hour to know you and only a day to fall in love. But it will take me a lifetime to be able to forget you.

Corny but cute”¦

De que jugetería te escapaste…¡Muñeca!
Hey, Doll! Which toyshop did you escape from?

Si la belleza fuera delito, yo te hubiera dado cadena perpetua.
If beauty was a crime, you would deserve life in prison.

Eres como el capuchino: caliente, dulce”¦ y me pones nervioso.
You’re like a cappuccino: hot, sweet, and you make me nervous.

Benny Hill-isms”¦

Mamacita, hace calor… nos quitamos la ropa.
Hey, Babe, it’s so hot. Let’s take our clothes off.

Run that by me again!

Tus ojos son negros y rasgados como mis calzoncillos.
Your eyes are as black and ragged as my underpants.

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