In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They lit fireworks, danced the samba and waved flags emblazoned with the red star, but Brazil's left scored only a partial victory in a presidential race that now goes to a second round.
- Musical groups danced the samba all the way, beating bongo drums and shaking tambourines.
- A young Brazilian chorus called Crianca Feliz dressed in colorful T-shirts sang and danced a samba inside the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall auditorium, preceded by a trio of singers from Argentina.
- Brazilian samba also appears in the global music and dance show, tomorrow from 6.30 pm.
- Dances like the samba, rhumba, cha-cha, and mambo were the sexiest things that white people were allowed to do until the twist came along, and Cugie was always there to fill the bill.
intransitive verbsambaed, sambaing, sambas
1bailar la sambabailar el samba
- He sambas, he shimmies, and he specialises in fast-footwork moves that delight the audience.
- Everyone's back on stage for the Carnaval Finale, and there'll be plenty of room for the audience to samba and share the festive spirit.
- Men like the late Jim Butler and Seamus Sommers took us first-timers out on the floor to teach us to waltz, do foxtrots, quicksteps and to samba.
- By the stereo, Mauro is trying to teach an Arabic Danish girl how to samba.
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