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polka

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɒl.kə/ us    /ˈpoʊl-/
a fast, active dance that was popular in the 19th century, or a piece of music that can be used for this dance
Translations of “polka”
in Spanish polka…
in French polka…
in German die Polka…
in Chinese (Traditional) 波爾卡舞(19世紀流行的輕快舞蹈), 波爾卡舞曲…
in Russian полька…
in Turkish polka dansı, polka müziği…
in Chinese (Simplified) 波尔卡舞(19世纪流行的轻快舞蹈), 波尔卡舞曲…
in Polish polka…
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