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Any Latin dance, whether it be salsa, cha cha, samba, etc., is very sexy for me to see a woman do. Using your hips is the key.
Ryan Guzman

Meaning of "samba" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SAMBA

Portuguese, of African origin.
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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 SAMBA

samba  [ˈsæmbə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAMBA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Samba 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 samba in English.

WHAT DOES SAMBA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

samba

Samba

Samba (Portuguese pronunciation: ( listen)) is a Brazilian dance and musical genre originating in Bahia, Brazil, and with its roots Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions, particularly Angola and the Congo. It is recognized around the world as a symbol of Brazil and the Brazilian Carnival. Considered one of the most popular Brazilian cultural expressions, samba has become an icon of Brazilian national identity. The Bahian Samba de Roda (dance circle), which became a UNESCO Heritage of Humanity in 2005, is the main root of the samba carioca, the samba that is played and danced in Rio de Janeiro. Samba rhythm. Uva de caminhão Sorry, your browser either has JavaScript disabled or does not have any supported player. You can download the clip or download a player to play the clip in your browser. Composed by Assis Valente, recorded by Carmen Miranda in 1939. Problems playing this file? See media help. Na Pavuna Sorry, your browser either has JavaScript disabled or does not have any supported player.

Definition of samba in the English dictionary

The first definition of samba in the dictionary is a lively modern ballroom dance from Brazil in bouncy duple time. Other definition of samba is a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance. Samba is also to perform such a dance.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SAMBA

PRESENT

Present
I samba
you samba
he/she/it sambas
we samba
you samba
they samba
Present continuous
I am sambaing
you are sambaing
he/she/it is sambaing
we are sambaing
you are sambaing
they are sambaing
Present perfect
I have sambaed
you have sambaed
he/she/it has sambaed
we have sambaed
you have sambaed
they have sambaed
Present perfect continuous
I have been sambaing
you have been sambaing
he/she/it has been sambaing
we have been sambaing
you have been sambaing
they have been sambaing
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 sambaed
you sambaed
he/she/it sambaed
we sambaed
you sambaed
they sambaed
Past continuous
I was sambaing
you were sambaing
he/she/it was sambaing
we were sambaing
you were sambaing
they were sambaing
Past perfect
I had sambaed
you had sambaed
he/she/it had sambaed
we had sambaed
you had sambaed
they had sambaed
Past perfect continuous
I had been sambaing
you had been sambaing
he/she/it had been sambaing
we had been sambaing
you had been sambaing
they had been sambaing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you samba
we let´s samba
you samba
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to samba
Past participle
sambaed
Present Participle
sambaing
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 SAMBA


amber
ˈæmbə
camber
ˈkæmbə
caramba
kəˈræmbə
clamber
ˈklæmbə
dicamba
daɪˈkæmbə
gamba
ˈɡæmbə
hamba
ˈhæmbə
jamber
ˈdʒæmbə
liquidambar
ˌlɪkwɪdˈæmbə
mamba
ˈmæmbə
sambar
ˈsæmbə
sambhur
ˈsæmbə
sambur
ˈsæmbə
tsamba
ˈtsæmbə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAMBA

samariform
Samaritan
Samaritanism
Samaritans
samarium
Samarkand
samarskite
sambal
sambar
sambhar
sambhur
sambo
sambo wrestler
sambo wrestling
Sambre
sambuca
sambuke
sambur

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAMBA

Bemba
cabomba
Cochabamba
Columba
kalimba
limba
Lumumba
Macumba
marimba
Moomba
Pemba
Quathlamba
rumba
shamba
simba
Sumba
Toowoomba
viola da gamba
Zomba
Zumba

Synonyms and antonyms of samba in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «samba» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAMBA

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

Translator English - Chinese

桑巴
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

samba
570 millions of speakers

English

samba
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सांबा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

السامبا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самба
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

samba
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাম্বা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

samba
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Samba
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Samba
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

サンバ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

삼바
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Samba
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

samba
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சம்பா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

साम्बा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

samba
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

samba
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samba
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самба
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

samba
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

samba
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Samba
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

samba
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

samba
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of samba

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAMBA»

The term «samba» is very widely used and occupies the 11.179 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAMBA» OVER TIME

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

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4 QUOTES WITH «SAMBA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word samba.
1
Alma Guillermoprieto
There is no point to samba if it doesn't make you smile.
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Ryan Guzman
Any Latin dance, whether it be salsa, cha cha, samba, etc., is very sexy for me to see a woman do. Using your hips is the key.
3
Arto Lindsay
I had this idea for a while to do mix this Al Green vibe with a samba thing. I tried to do that in many different ways. Peter added his own modern notion of funk and his own deep background in classical music.
4
Emmitt Smith
There's a lot of dancing in football. You can see Victor Cruz doing a little bit of a cha-cha or samba move in the end zone. You can see Terrell Owens getting his popcorn ready. You can see Ochocinco doing the riverdance. But not so much when it comes to ballroom.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAMBA»

Discover the use of samba in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to samba and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Samba
A guide to the cross-platform file server covers common configurations, security settings, connectivity, and performance.
Jay Ts, Robert Eckstein, David Collier-Brown, 2003
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Samba: Resistance in Motion
Barbara Browning combines a lyrical, personal narrative with incisive theoretical accounts of Brazilian dance cultures.
Barbara Browning, 1995
3
The Mystery of Samba: Popular Music and National Identity in ...
As the story behind Brazil's nationalization of samba, this book offers a unique approach to the country's ongoing conversation on race, popular culture, and national identity.
Hermano Vianna, John Charles Chasteen, 1999
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Linux Samba Server Administration: Craig Hunt Linux Library
Written by a leading Linux expert, this book teaches you, step-by-step, all the standard and advanced Samba techniques you'll need to make Linux and UNIX machines operate seamlessly as part of your Windows network.
Roderick W. Smith, 2006
5
The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular ...
"Revised and updated edition of the 1991 publication (see item #bi 98010688#).
Chris McGowan, Ricardo Pessanha, 1998
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Samba Unleashed
A guide to SMB technology covers installation, configuration, and maintenance on a variety of platforms while demonstrating custom file sharing, server side automation, security, routed networks, and browsing
Steve Litt, 2000
7
Brazilian Rhythms for Guitar: Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, ...
The first section of this book covers the fundamental rhythmic and harmonic characteristics of samba, bossa nova, and choro styles followed by practical applications on the guitar.
Carlos Arana, 2004
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Bossa Nova & Samba for Guitar
This book contains the elements necessary to learn to play authentic bossa nova and samba accompaniment patterns.
Mike Christiansen, Michael Christiansen, 2006
9
Samba: Essentials for Windows Administrations
In this book, expert Windows sysadmin Gary Wilson walks you step by step through Samba planning, deployment, configuration, and management, showing Windows users exactly how to achieve the best results with the fewest problems.
Gary Wilson (B.A.), Gary Wilson, 2002
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Making Samba: A New History of Race and Music in Brazil
Within this single episode are many of the concerns that animate Making Samba, including intellectual property claims, the Brazilian state, popular music, race, gender, national identity, and the history of Afro-Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro ...
Marc A. Hertzman, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAMBA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term samba is used in the context of the following news items.
1
A Year Away, Olympic Organizers Counting on Sun and Samba
Rio de Janeiro conjures clear images of sun, samba and soccer. Organizers of the Olympics that start a year from now hope that's what people remember after ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
2
Review: 'Samba,' About the Travails of an Illegal Immigrant in France
Directed by the team behind the hit French odd-couple comedy “The Intouchables,” the breezy “Samba” centers on a Senegalese immigrant (Omar Sy) and his ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
2 terrorists killed during encounter with Army in Samba near Jammu
Terrorists on Saturday morning launched an attack on an Army camp in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. The militants opened fired and lobbed grenades ... «India Today, Mar 15»
4
When Samba Meets African Dictators: The Ugly Side Of Rio De …
A spectacle known for its colorful and sometimes even outrageous costumes, Brazil's world famous Carnival is under fire after the Beija-Flor samba school was ... «Forbes, Feb 15»
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Samba School Outrage Points To Carnival's Murky Financial History
This time it involves the samba school Beija-Flor, which is one of the top schools competing for the grand prize in the samba parade. This year the school's ... «NPR, Feb 15»
6
$3.5 Million Buys African Dictator a Carnival Samba
But by singing for Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, a dictator with a soft spot for samba and a lapel full of human rights citations ... «Bloomberg View, Feb 15»
7
JK: Pak fires at 12 outposts in Samba sector
Pakistani forces targeted at least 12 Indian outposts in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday after the Border Security Force (BSF) killed five Pakistani soldiers on ... «Hindustan Times, Dec 14»
8
Christopher Samba given two-match ban by Russian FA for reaction …
Former Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers defender Christopher Samba has been banned for two matches by the Russian Football Union (RFU) for ... «Daily Mail, Sep 14»
9
In Rio, A Universe Of Samba
Today is the final day of the massive Carnival in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Samba is that festival's native sound, but the music can be heard in Brazil for the entire ... «NPR, Mar 14»
10
Samba School Murder Exposes The Dark Side Of Rio's Carnival
There is, however, a murky and sometimes violent underbelly to the celebrations that recently came under the spotlight after the murder of a top samba school ... «NPR, Feb 14»

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