dance
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dance(
dahns
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
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.).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
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.).
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.).
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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dance I dance
The word dance is the present subjunctive form of danzar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full danzar conjugation.
danzar
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danzar(
dahn
-
sahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to move rhythmically to music)
a. to dance
La música paró pero seguimos danzando.The music stopped but we continued dancing.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to run around)
a. to be on the go
Estuve danzando todo el día con los preparativos de la fiesta sorpresa.I was on the go all day trying to prepare the surprise party.
b. to run about
Louis lleva una vida muy ajetreada. ¡Siempre está danzando de un lado a otro!Louis has such a hectic life. He's aways running about from one place to another!
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to stick one's nose in; used with "en")
a. to meddle in
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Quién me mandaría a mí danzar en política?What was I thinking of when I started meddling in politics?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to move rhythmically to music)
a. to dance
Los novios danzaron un tango.The bride and the groom danced a tango.
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danzar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (bailar)
a. to dance
2. (fig)
a. to run about
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danzar
intransitive verb
1 (bailar) to dance
llevo toda la mañana danzando I've been on the go all morning (familiar)
2 (entrometerse) to meddle
transitive verb
to dance
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