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"Dibujar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to draw", and "bailar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to dance". Learn more about the difference between "dibujar" and "bailar" below.
dibujar(
dee
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boo
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hahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to produce an image)
a. to draw
El artista dibujó la silueta de la mujer detrás de la cortina.The artist drew the silhouette of the woman behind the curtain.
b. to sketch
El testigo dibujó un retrato del ladrón para que la policía pudiera identificarlo.The witness sketched a portrait of the robber so that police could identify him.
dibujarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
2. (to be outlined)
a. to appear
El perro se dibujó en el pasillo oscuro. The dog appeared in the dark hallway.
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bailar(
bay
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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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