Share this entry

ballare

Translation of ballare in English:

verbo intransitivo aus. avere

  • 2 (ondeggiare)la barca balla
    the boat is tossing
  • 3 [figurato] (oscillare)le immagini mi ballano davanti agli occhi
    the images are swimming before my eyes
  • 6 (essere troppo grande)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

Idioms

quando il gatto non c'è i topi ballano

[proverbio]
when the cat's away, the mice will play

quando si è in ballo si deve ballare

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: