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I think Ross Noble is the only person that I've seen really storm a stand-up slot at a festival, and that was when he led 3,000 people on a conga out of the tent and across the entire site to a vegetarian food truck.
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Meaning of "conga" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONGA

From American Spanish, feminine of congo belonging to the Congo.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONGA

conga  [ˈkɒŋɡə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONGA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Conga is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb conga in English.

WHAT DOES CONGA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

conga

Conga

The conga is a tall, narrow, single-headed African drum. The Cuban conga is staved, like a barrel. They are used in the Carnaval rhythm called conga, and is the principal instrument in rumba. Congas are now very common in Latin music, including salsa music, merengue music and reggae, as well as many other forms of popular music.

Definition of conga in the English dictionary

The first definition of conga in the dictionary is a Latin American dance of three steps and a kick to each bar, usually performed by a number of people in single file. Other definition of conga is Also called: conga drum. a large tubular bass drum, used chiefly in Latin American and funk music and played with the hands. Conga is also to dance the conga.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONGA

PRESENT

Present
I conga
you conga
he/she/it congas
we conga
you conga
they conga
Present continuous
I am congaing
you are congaing
he/she/it is congaing
we are congaing
you are congaing
they are congaing
Present perfect
I have congaed
you have congaed
he/she/it has congaed
we have congaed
you have congaed
they have congaed
Present perfect continuous
I have been congaing
you have been congaing
he/she/it has been congaing
we have been congaing
you have been congaing
they have been congaing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I congaed
you congaed
he/she/it congaed
we congaed
you congaed
they congaed
Past continuous
I was congaing
you were congaing
he/she/it was congaing
we were congaing
you were congaing
they were congaing
Past perfect
I had congaed
you had congaed
he/she/it had congaed
we had congaed
you had congaed
they had congaed
Past perfect continuous
I had been congaing
you had been congaing
he/she/it had been congaing
we had been congaing
you had been congaing
they had been congaing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will conga
you will conga
he/she/it will conga
we will conga
you will conga
they will conga
Future continuous
I will be congaing
you will be congaing
he/she/it will be congaing
we will be congaing
you will be congaing
they will be congaing
Future perfect
I will have congaed
you will have congaed
he/she/it will have congaed
we will have congaed
you will have congaed
they will have congaed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been congaing
you will have been congaing
he/she/it will have been congaing
we will have been congaing
you will have been congaing
they will have been congaing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would conga
you would conga
he/she/it would conga
we would conga
you would conga
they would conga
Conditional continuous
I would be congaing
you would be congaing
he/she/it would be congaing
we would be congaing
you would be congaing
they would be congaing
Conditional perfect
I would have conga
you would have conga
he/she/it would have conga
we would have conga
you would have conga
they would have conga
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been congaing
you would have been congaing
he/she/it would have been congaing
we would have been congaing
you would have been congaing
they would have been congaing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you conga
we let´s conga
you conga
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to conga
Past participle
congaed
Present Participle
congaing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONGA


anger
ˈæŋɡə
araponga
ˌærəˈpɒŋɡə
conger
ˈkɒŋɡə
donga
ˈdɒŋɡə
finger
ˈfɪŋɡə
Ganga
ˈɡʌŋɡə
hunger
ˈhʌŋɡə
linger
ˈlɪŋɡə
longa
ˈlɒŋɡə
longer
ˈlɒŋɡə
manga
ˈmæŋɡə
Mpumalanga
mˈpʌmɑːlɑːŋɡə
nihonga
nɪˈhɒŋɡə
Rarotonga
ˌrɛərəˈtɒŋɡə
sangar
ˈsʌŋɡə
tanga
ˈtæŋɡə
tonga
ˈtɒŋɡə
Tsonga
ˈtsɒŋɡə
wonga
ˈwɒŋɡə
Zamboanga
ˌzæmbəʊˈæŋɡə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONGA

cong.
conga drum
congeal
congealable
congealableness
congealer
congealment
congee
congelation
congener
congeneric
congenerical
congenerous
congenetic
congenial
congeniality
congenially
congenialness
congenic
congenital

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONGA

Alba Longa
Albury-Wodonga
boonga
Bucaramanga
changa
chimichanga
gringa
kanga
linga
ongaonga
pa´anga
panga
ponga
ranga
renga
sanga
taonga
Tauranga
whoonga
wonga-wonga

Synonyms and antonyms of conga in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «conga» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONGA

Find out the translation of conga to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of conga from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «conga» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

康加
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

conga
570 millions of speakers

English

conga
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Conga
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكونغا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

конга
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

conga
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Conga
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

conga
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Conga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

conga
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

コンガ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

콩가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Conga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

conga
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Conga
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॉन्गा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

conga
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

conga
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

conga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Конга
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Conga
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

conga
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

conga
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

conga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

conga
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of conga

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONGA»

The term «conga» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.371 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONGA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about conga

EXAMPLES

3 QUOTES WITH «CONGA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word conga.
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Diane Ackerman
Nature is more like a seesaw than a crystal, a never-ending conga line of bold moves and corrections.
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Marcus Brigstocke
I think Ross Noble is the only person that I've seen really storm a stand-up slot at a festival, and that was when he led 3,000 people on a conga out of the tent and across the entire site to a vegetarian food truck.
3
Richie Havens
I started out by myself, but it eventually turned into a trio by the mid-'60s - a conga drum and another guitarist. And that's been mostly what I've worked with most of the time.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONGA»

Discover the use of conga in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to conga and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Conga Drumming: A Beginners Guide to Playing With Time
Teaches how to play the conga drum using authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms: calypso, bomba, conga, rumba, bembe, and teaches techniques used by master conga drummers to play with comfort, fluidity, and safety.
Alan L. Dworsky, Betsy Sansby, 1994
2
The Book of Contemporary Conga Techniques
Contemporary Conga Techniques secrets revealed! Learn the secret techniques that has been hidden for years that will help you develop the inner conguero in you.
Hector Pocho Neciosup, José Rosa, 2007
3
Cruz, Tomas Conga Method Volume 1 - Beginning: Conga ...
These are presented using the unique Step by Step DVD Method, which enables the student to learn the patterns by watching the DVD and imitating Tomasito as he builds the patterns stroke by stroke.
Tomás Cruz, Kevin Moore, Mike Gerald, 2004
4
A Conga Line of Suckholes: Mark Latham's Book of Quotations
FOREIGN. AFFAIRS. Anyone who thinks he is well informed about Indonesia has just misunderstood the situation. Sukarno to an Australian journalist Sukarno was the first President of Indonesia, 1945-67. Men have friends. Nations have ...
‎2006
5
The Tomás Cruz conga method
It was the intricacies of the material of Volume III which inspired the creation of the Step by Step DVD Method, which enables the reader to learn these exciting new rhythms in a fraction of the time it would take working with only written ...
Tomás Cruz, 2004
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Legendary Op. 44: The First Book of Conga Solos Ever Published
"Legendary, Op. 44" is a collection of conga solos composed by best selling author Dr. Greg Jackson. This is the first book of solo literature ever published for the instrument.
Greg Jackson, 2011
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Drum Circle: A Guide to World Percussion
The conga (KON-ga) drums are of Congolese origin, and were brought to Cuba during the African slave trades. The influence of these drums marked the beginning of what is now called Afro-Cuban drumming. "Congas" is a collective noun ...
Chalo Eduardo, Frank Kumor, 2001
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First Lessons Conga
The conga drum (tumbadora) is thought to have originated from the Congo area of Africa, specifically from the Bantu and Lucumi people. Later, it developed Cuban influences. The blending of cultures occurred as a result of the horrific slave ...
Salloum, Trevor
9
The Tomas Cruz Conga Method, Volume II: Intermediate: ...
Having assimilated the material in Volume I, the student should be able to play basic Son Montuno, Salsa, Chachach, and Bolero.
Tomas Cruz, 2004
10
Conga Blues
Acknowledgments Conga Blues Conga Blues An Empty Crib An Empty Crib ... Eulogy to El Hombre Taino Cultural Gifts Whispering Voices Guayabera for a Sunday Walk His Panic from Hispanic Canto 51: Si PuertoRicoSe Hace Estado Mi ...
Victor M. V?lez, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONGA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term conga is used in the context of the following news items.
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Review: Sum Theatre's Hercules a strong show in park
But that makes him different and, sure enough, he's teased in school, the mean kids forming a conga line and chanting "Herc-ules, smells like ... «Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Jul 15»
2
Seeing the South Island sights by motorbike
A 6.30am start promised a jump on the conga line of coaches that makes the pilgrimage each day from Queenstown. It's a 120km scenic ride ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
3
Orquesta Filarmónica de México UNAM/Latham-Koenig review …
Arturo Márquez's Danzón No 2 is an overlong exercise in faux dance music, while both his Conga del Fuego Nuevo and Moncayo's Huapango ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Australia's Two-Party System Has Failed Us; Here's How We Can Fix It
They're jumping around on shifting sands of draconian legislation on asylum seekers — a conga line of sinkholes if you will – without ever ... «Junkee, Jul 15»
5
Paula Deen refries her racism scandal with heaping helping of …
Holding a conga drum. Leaving this Lucille Ball behind and retiring to a horse breeding farm to live out his life in relative seclusion. All are valid ... «A.V. Club, Jul 15»
6
Here's Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Her Interns Dancing to Taylor …
Like when the interns lead a conga line into Nancy Pelosi's office. Here's Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Her Interns Dancing to Taylor Swift's " ... «Miami New Times, Jul 15»
7
I don't care who's on Q&A. But I do care about those we pay to run …
It was an odious conga line with Bill Shorten left smelling particularly rank. But then there was the bit replaying what occurred when Gillard's ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
8
After 15 Years, Miami Finally Feels Like Home to Tiempo Libre
Citing genres such as bolero, danzón, conga, and cha-cha, he says it's no wonder Cuba has so much diversity. "Every Cuban who leaves Cuba ... «Miami New Times, Jul 15»
9
Video for summer hit 'Cheerleader' stars Haulover Beach
Besides trumpet, you also hear a conga beat and piano on the flowing reggae song. The song is projected to rank third on Billboard's "Hot 100" ... «Sun Sentinel, Jul 15»
10
3 midsummer nights at Boscobel
At the performance I attended, a conga line formed. Once the play begins, this festive, unbridled atmosphere — not unlike that of a Grateful ... «The Journal News | LoHud.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Conga [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/conga>. Mar 2020 ».
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