feminine noun
1. (colloquial) (lie) 
a. fib (colloquial) 
Dani no está enfermo, solo era una milonga para quedarse en casa.Dani isn't sick. It was just a fib to stay home.
2. (music from the River Plate region) 
a. no direct translation 
Federico gave me an album of Argetinian folk music.Federico me regaló un disco de milongas.
Estos turistas no saben distinguir tangos de milongas.Those tourists can't tell a tango from a milonga!
3. (dance from the River Plate region) 
a. no direct translation 
Durante mi estancia en Montevideo, tomé clases de milonga.During my stay in Montevideo, I took traditional dance lessons.
Mi papá me enseñó a bailar milonga y tango.My dad taught me to dance milonga and tango.
4. (colloquial) (social gathering) (Argentina) 
a. party 
El sábado hay milonga en casa de Marcella, ¿vienen?There's a party at Marcella's on Saturday. Are you guys coming?
1. (baile) 
a. popular dance from Argentina and Uruguay 
2. (canción) 
a. popular song from Argentina and Uruguay 
milonga (S. Cone)
1 (mentirilla) fib (familiar); tale
2 (baile) type of dance and music from the River Plate Region
3 (fiesta) party
4 (cotilleo) gossip
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