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dance(
dahns
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to move rhythmically to music)
a. bailar
We danced all night.Bailamos toda la noche.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to perform)
a. bailar
I want to learn how to dance salsa.Quiero aprender a bailar salsa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (act of dancing)
a. el baile
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The father of the bride always gets the first dance.El padre de la novia siempre recibe el primer baile.
b. la danza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Their dance in the showing of the Nutcracker was breathtaking.Su danza en la reproducción de El cascanueces era impresionante.
4. (fine arts)
a. el baile
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The boy decided to dedicate himself to dance.El niño decidió dedicarse al baile.
b. la danza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
My daughter is studying dance in London.Mi hija está estudiando danza en Londres.
5. (type of dance)
a. el baile
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The tango is a dance traditionally associated with Argentina.El tango es un baile tradicionalmente asociado con Argentina.
b. la danza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The natives performed a beautiful dance with their lances.Los nativos ejecutaron una bonita danza con sus lanzas.
6. (event)
a. el baile
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The welcome dance is taking place that same afternoon.El baile de bienvenida tendrá lugar esa misma tarde.
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dance
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el baile
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (colloquial)
a.
to lead somebody a (merry) dancetraer a alguien al retortero or a mal traer
dance bandorquesta de baile
dance floorpista de baile
dance hallsalón de baile
dance musicmúsica de baile or de discoteca
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (general)
a. bailar
to dance attendance on somebodyatender servilmente a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. bailar
they danced down the roadbajaron la calle dando brincos
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dance [dɑːns]
noun
1 (act) baile (m); (art of dancing) danza (f); baile (m)
dance of death danza (f) de la muerte
to lead sb a (merry) dance (Britain) traer loco a algn
2 (event) baile (m)
transitive verb
bailar
to dance attendance on sb desvivirse por algn
intransitive verb
bailar; (artistically) bailar; danzar; (skip) saltar; brincar
shall we dance? ¿quieres bailar?; to dance about (with pain, joy etc) saltar; to dance for joy saltar or brincar de alegría
to dance to sb's tune bailar al son que algn toca
I reproached trade union leaders for pandering to managers and dancing to their tune I know the cathedral has to raise cash somehow. But the danger of commercialism is that the churches end up dancing to the tune of their big business sponsors
modifier
dance band (n) orquesta (f) de baile
dance class (n) clase (f) de baile
I hated my Saturday morning dance classes
dance floor (n) pista (f) de baile
dance hall (n) salón (m) de baile; sala (f) de fiestas
dance music (n) música (f) de baile
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