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Pronunciation: / balˈlare /

Translation of ballare in English:

verbo intransitivo (aus. avere)

  • 2 (ondeggiare) See examples:la barca balla
    the boat is tossing
  • 3 [figurato] (oscillare) See examples:le immagini mi ballano davanti agli occhi
    the images are swimming before my eyes
  • 6 (essere troppo grande) See examples:il vestito le balla addosso
    her dress is far too big for her, she is swimming in the dress

verbo transitivo

  • ballare un valzer
    to do o dance a waltz, to waltz
    ballare il twist sapere ballare il tango
    to know the steps to the tango
    non so ballare il tango
    I can't do the tango


quando il gatto non c'è i topi ballano

when the cat's away, the mice will play

quando si è in ballo si deve ballare

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