bailaba
I danced
The word bailaba is the imperfect form of bailar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full bailar conjugation.

bailar

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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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bailar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to dance
bailar una rumbato dance a rumba
es difícil bailar esta músicait's difficult to dance to this music
2. (fam fig)
a.
que me quiten lo bailadono one can take away the good times
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (danzar)
a. to dance
¿bailas?would you like to dance?
sacar a alguien a bailarto ask somebody to dance o for a dance
4. (fam fig)
a.
es otro que tal bailahe's just the same, he's no different
5. (no encajar)
a. to be loose
le baila un dientehe has a loose tooth
los pies me bailan (en los zapatos)my shoes are too big
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bailar
intransitive verb
1 (danzar) to dance
a nosotros lo que nos gusta es bailar agarrado
sacar a algn a bailar to ask sb to dance; ask sb for a dance; le bailaban los ojos de alegría her eyes sparkled with happiness
este es otro que bien baila here's another one (of the same kind)
¡que me quiten lo bailado o bailao! nobody can take away the good times I've had!
bailar con la más fea
siempre me toca bailar con la más fea I always draw the short straw
bailar al son que tocan
los políticos bailan al son que le tocan los militares the politicians toe the line given them by the military
tienen que bailar al son que les toca el presidente
2 [+peonza] to spin (round)
3 [+mueble] to be wobbly; be unsteady
este armario baila un poco
4 [+ropa, calzado] to be miles too big (familiar)
he adelgazado y me bailan los pantalones I've lost weight and my trousers are miles too big for me (familiar)
te bailan los pies en esos zapatones
transitive verb
1 (danzar) to dance
bailar flamenco to dance flamenco; bailar el vals to waltz; dance the waltz; bailar un vals to dance a waltz
2 [+peonza] to spin
3 (Latinoamérica) (timar)
le bailaron la herencia they cheated her out of her inheritance
pronominal verb
bailarse
bailarse a algn (México) to thrash sb
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