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"Escuchar música" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to listen to music", and "bailar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to dance". Learn more about the difference between "escuchar música" and "bailar" below.
escuchar música(
ehs
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koo
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chahr
 
moo
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see
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kah
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. to listen to music
Todos en el tren tienen sus audífonos puestos, escuchando música.Everyone on the train has their headphones on, listening to music.
Las niñas pasaron toda la tarde escuchando música en sus habitaciones.The girls spent all afternoon listening to music in their rooms.
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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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