Quick answer
"Comedy" is a noun which is often translated as "la comedia", and "dance" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "bailar". Learn more about the difference between "comedy" and "dance" below.
comedy(
ka
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mih
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di
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (genre)
a. la comedia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The theater had masks representing comedy and tragedy above the entrance.El teatro tenía las máscaras de la comedia y la tragedia sobre la entrada.
2. (dramatic work)
a. la comedia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We laughed all throughout the comedy starring Cantinflas.Nos reímos durante toda la comedia protagonizada por Cantinflas.
3. (humor)
a. el humorismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There will be an international comedy festival at the convention center this month.Habrá un festival internacional de humorismo en el centro de convenciones este mes.
b. la comicidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They call it a news show, but to me it's pure comedy.Lo llaman un noticiero, pero para mí es pura comicidad.
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dance(
dahns
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to move rhythmically to music)
a. bailar
We danced all night.Bailamos toda la noche.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to perform)
a. bailar
I want to learn how to dance salsa.Quiero aprender a bailar salsa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (act of dancing)
a. el baile
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The father of the bride always gets the first dance.El padre de la novia siempre recibe el primer baile.
b. la danza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Their dance in the showing of the Nutcracker was breathtaking.Su danza en la reproducción de El cascanueces era impresionante.
4. (fine arts)
a. el baile
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The boy decided to dedicate himself to dance.El niño decidió dedicarse al baile.
b. la danza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My daughter is studying dance in London.Mi hija está estudiando danza en Londres.
5. (type of dance)
a. el baile
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The tango is a dance traditionally associated with Argentina.El tango es un baile tradicionalmente asociado con Argentina.
b. la danza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The natives performed a beautiful dance with their lances.Los nativos ejecutaron una bonita danza con sus lanzas.
6. (event)
a. el baile
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The welcome dance is taking place that same afternoon.El baile de bienvenida tendrá lugar esa misma tarde.
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