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"Zumba" is a noun which is often translated as "Zumba", and "p'alante" is an adverb which is often translated as "forward". Learn more about the difference between "zumba" and "p'alante" below.
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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. (activity)
a. Zumba
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
En el gimnasio también enseñan a bailar salsa y zumba.At the gym, they have classes for salsa and Zumba.
2. (taunt)
a. teasing
Dejen ya toda esa zumba. ¿No ven que están hiriendo sus sentimientos?Please stop with all the teasing. Can't you see you're hurting his feelings?
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(thrashing)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. beating
Cállate o te daré una zumba de la que nunca te olvidarás.Shut up or I'll give you a beating you'll never forget.
b. hiding
La zumba que recibió fue tan severa que apenas pudo sentarse por unos días.The hiding he got was so bad that he could barely sit for days.
4. (intoxication)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. drunkenness
Cuando se te vaya la zumba, vas a tener una resaca terrible.When your drunkenness fades, you'll have a terrible hangover.
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p'alante
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ahead)
a. forward
¡Sigue caminando p'alante y no te detengas!Keep walking forward and don't stop!
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(used to tell someone not to stop)
a. keep going
¡P'alante, mi chavo! Casi llegamos.Keep going, buddy. We're almost there.
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