Translation of "dance" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /dɑːns/ us /dæns/

A1 [ I or T ] to move the body and feet to music

We danced all night. 我们跳了一夜的舞。
We went dancing at a club. 我们去夜总会跳舞了。
What kind of music do you like dancing to? 你喜欢伴着哪种曲子跳舞?
Who was she dancing with at the party last night? 昨晚舞会上她在和谁跳舞?
Can you dance the tango? 你会跳探戈舞吗?
We played our music and danced the night away.

[ I ] literary to move quickly and lightly

The daffodils were dancing in the breeze. 黄水仙在微风中轻轻舞动。
She watched the sunlight dancing on the water. 她注视着水面上的粼粼波光。

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  • He was too shy to ask her to dance with him.
  • The lights and loud music in the club made her want to dance.
  • He dances well for a man of his years.
  • They danced to the beat of the drums.
  • Come on, why aren't you dancing? Enjoy yourselves!


uk /dɑːns/ us /dæns/

B1 [ C ] a particular series of movements that you perform to music or the type of music that is connected with it

The band played a slow dance. 乐队演奏了一支舒缓的舞曲。

A2 [ C ] a social occasion where people dance, especially a formal occasion in a large room

They're having an end-of-term dinner-dance. 他们要举办一场期末餐舞会。

A1 [ C or U ] the act of moving your feet and body to music

UK We had a dance. 我们跳了一支舞。
The bride's father gets the first dance at the wedding.
a dance class 舞蹈课

A2 [ U ] the art of performing dances, especially as a form of entertainment

The performers tell the story through song and dance. 演员们载歌载舞演绎了那个故事。

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(Translation of “dance” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)