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Watashi-tachi wa maishū do-yō ni odori ni kurabu ni ikimasu.
We go to the club every Saturday night so we can dance.

Dansā ga purattohōmu de odotte iru.
The dancers are dancing on the platform.

Dansā ga purattohōmu de odoru.
The dancers dance on the platform.

Dansā ga purattohōmu de odotta.
The dancers danced on the platform.

purattohōmu de odoru
dance on a platform

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Dance - English to Japanese Translation of Dance | Japanese Dictionary

5 translation entries available
English dance
Type noun
Japanese 舞踏会
Hiragana ぶとうかい
Pronunciation butoukai
at a dance
English dance
Type noun
Japanese ダンス
Hiragana だんす
Pronunciation dansu
dance culture
English dance
Type noun
Japanese 舞踊
Hiragana ぶよう
Pronunciation buyou
dance group
English dance
Type noun
Japanese 踊り
Hiragana おどり
Pronunciation odori
Do you like dance?
English dance
Type verb
Japanese 踊る
Hiragana おどる
Pronunciation odoru
dance samba
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The difference between the use of the words 「舞」(まい)、踊り(おどり) and ダンス

The difference between the use of the words 「舞」(まい)、踊り(スどむ) This collection belongs to Tokado. A link to the publisher's website, or to the VK/Facebook group is required!

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Dancing in Japanese. What word is expressed? 「舞」(まい)、踊り(おどり) or ダンス?

Today we will figure it out

Many, at least those students who studied according to the old MNN, are familiar with dance 盆踊り(ぼんおどり) . Therefore, it is natural to make the assumption that 踊り(おどり)- refers to dances of a folk, Japanese orientation. The context of using ダンス 、 can also work in favor of this theory - quite often we hear this word in combinations such as ヒップホップダス (dance hip-hop)、サルサ ダンス コンテスト  (salsa competition) etc. Therefore, many people can conclude that 踊り refers to the Japanese style, and ダンス to Western , well, or at least “imported”. However, there are other nuances of use.0003

For example, shamanic dances can be used with both 踊り、 and ダンス. Also, modern Japanese dances can also be found more often in the construction “name of the dance” + ダンス . While 踊り is more related to Japanese traditions.

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踊り(おどり) - often refer also to dance movements, dance movements.In addition, there are stable word formations with 踊り (おどり) : 手 (おどり)) - dancing (e.g. dance, on the back background, in the ensemble), 踊り が うまい - be able to dance, dance well (however, ダンス うまい うまい is now also can be found, especially when it comes to new dances, youth dances or western-style dances), 踊りの師匠 (おどりのししょう) - dance teacher, usually classical and quite often found in the context of Japanese dances). You can also find a stable combination 踊り子 (おどりこ) - dancer

Two basic concepts N4-N5 are more or less understood. The lines are not very clear, especially when it comes to, say, blog posts, descriptions of dance videos. But still they are.

Now we’ll switch to 舞 (まい))
there is more kinship with 踊り 、 moreover, there is such a common word, such as 舞踊 (ぶ よう - - = = = = = = = = can be found in many ways, as a formal, traditional Japanese dance, and it is also often found in the same dances dedicated to the gods performed by miko priestesses (巫女、みこ) . Therefore, this context can often overlap with 踊る、however, 舞う is often associated with shows (traditional shows), with a demonstration program.伎(かぶき) - classical Japanese theatre, 舞子(まいこ)- student dancer, student of a geisha (which, in principle, is also connected with the field of entertainment, if we also disassemble the word 芸者、げいしゃ, 芸ー art, incl. and stage games)

A few more stable combinations:
剣舞(けんぶ) - sword dance
舞扇 (まい おうぎ)) - PREASTIC FAIR, for dance dance with fans
舞 を 舞う 舞う を を まう まう まう ) - Fill (traditional dance)

Also falls of petals, like a dance on the wind, can be expressed 花びらの舞 (はなびらのまい) . The same rule applies to the “air dance” of snow flakes. But the snow flake waltz (Tchaikovsky) will simply be 雪のワルツ , because it is still a waltz

Now, we have drawn a more or less insignificant line between these concepts.0003

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The first Bon dance festival was held in Bishkek - KLOOP.KG

On September 13, the Kyrgyz-Japan Center for Human Development hosted the first Bon dance festival - this traditional dance is performed in Japan to commemorate the dead. In Bishkek, anyone could take part in the ceremony.

The Bon dance is a famous Japanese dance performed on All Souls' Day (Obon Festival). It originally originated along with Buddhism at the beginning of the 7th century and was considered ritual. Moreover, only representatives of the aristocracy performed the dance. In Kyrgyzstan, the celebration of the dance "Bon" was held for the first time.

″In Japan, people gather and dance to music in the summer, we have such customs. Each region has different traditional dances performed on Obon. They have their own atmosphere, dance technique, music and clothes. This dance helps speed up ties in the regions,” said Hirokatsu Inoue, Chargé d’Affaires at the Japanese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan.

During two and a half hours, the guests of the event learned and performed more than five dances to musical compositions and the beat of Japanese taiko drums.

“Such unusual sensations, as if I touched the Japanese culture, I felt like one of the Japanese, I really liked it. Of course, they don’t look like our dances, but they are very incendiary, we can say that after them there is still energy and I want to dance even more,” said Aikanysh Alisherova, a guest of the festival, in an interview with

In addition to dancing, the festival featured Japanese cuisine and stalls with traditional games for children, as well as the Japanese sport of crayfish fishing.

″The Japanese hold such a festival at the height of summer, on a hot summer evening people gather and spend time together, dance dances, and see the souls of the dead, this is exactly the point, therefore all the Japanese living in Kyrgyzstan have great nostalgia for this festival″ , says Michihiro Hamano, director of the Kyrgyz-Japan Center for Human Development.

More than three hundred people attended the event. According to the director of the Kyrgyz-Japanese Center, the dance festival "Bon" will continue in the coming years. The festival ended with a drawing of prizes and festive fireworks on the street.

“Among those Japanese who have visited Kyrgyzstan at least once, there is such a tendency that they return to Kyrgyzstan again. Perhaps the reason for this is the comradely feeling that the Kyrgyz and the Japanese are fraternal peoples,” says Hideaki Maruyama, chairman of the Japan Society in Kyrgyzstan.

Japan's Bon Festival

The first memorial day was celebrated at the imperial court in 657.

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