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"Danza" is a noun which is often translated as "dance", and "interpretar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to interpret". Learn more about the difference between "danza" and "interpretar" below.
danza(
dahn
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sah
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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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interpretar(
een
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tehr
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preh
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tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to decode)
a. to interpret
Ahora que tenemos los datos, hay que interpretarlos.Now that we have the data, we need to interpret it.
2. (theater)
a. to perform
Van a interpretar Hamlet en el teatro este fin de semana.They are going to perform Hamlet at the theater this weekend.
b. to play
Mi hijo interpretará el papel de Romeo en Romeo y Juliet.My son will play the role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
c. to sing
La cantante interpretó una linda canción nueva para concluir su concierto.The singer sang a lovely new song to conclude her concert.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to translate)
a. to interpret
Jesse interpreta del español al inglés en conferencias de negocios.Jesse interprets from Spanish into English at business conferences.
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