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"Danzar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to dance", and "bailar" is an intransitive verb which is also often translated as "to dance". Learn more about the difference between "danzar" and "bailar" below.
danzar(
dahn
-
sahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to move rhythmically to music)
a. to dance
La música paró pero seguimos danzando.The music stopped but we continued dancing.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to run around)
a. to be on the go
Estuve danzando todo el día con los preparativos de la fiesta sorpresa.I was on the go all day trying to prepare the surprise party.
b. to run about
Louis lleva una vida muy ajetreada. ¡Siempre está danzando de un lado a otro!Louis has such a hectic life. He's aways running about from one place to another!
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to stick one's nose in; used with "en")
a. to meddle in
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Quién me mandaría a mí danzar en política?What was I thinking of when I started meddling in politics?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to move rhythmically to music)
a. to dance
Los novios danzaron un tango.The bride and the groom danced a tango.
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bailar(
bay
-
lahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to move rhythmically)
a. to dance
Quiero bailar toda la noche.I want to dance all night long.
2. (to not be tight)
a. to be loose
Debo de haber perdido peso porque me bailan los pantalones.I must have lost weight, because my trousers are loose.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to move rhythmically)
a. to dance
Ella baila salsa y bachata y está aprendiendo kizomba.She dances salsa and bachata and she's learning kizomba.
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