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"Danza" is a noun which is often translated as "dance", and "baile" is a noun which is also often translated as "dance". Learn more about the difference between "danza" and "baile" below.
danza(
dahn
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sah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (fine arts)
a. dance
Alexandra estudió danza en Nueva York, y bailó en obras en Broadway.Alexandra studied dance in New York, and danced in Broadway productions.
2. (piece)
a. dance
En esta danza participará el ballet entero.The whole ballet will participate in the next dance.
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baile(
bay
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leh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (art)
a. dance
A los 15 años, ella entró en un colegio especial dedicado al baile.At 15 years old, she entered a special school dedicated to dance.
2. (act of dance)
a. dancing
El baile es mi pasión, cuando oigo música no puedo resistirme a bailar.Dancing is my passion; when I hear music I can't help but dance.
3. (party)
a. dance
Si quiero ser la reina del baile de fin de curso, tengo que encontrar el vestido perfecto.If a want to be the queen of the prom dance, I have to find the perfect dress.
b. ball
El alcalde está organizando un baile para celebrar el 18 cumpleaños de su hija.The mayor is organizing a ball to celebrate his daughter's 18th birthday.
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