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    Ballerian

    Is 'Ballerian' an English word? Is it used in English?

    If it is, can one tell me the difference between Ballerian and ballet dancer.


    Is Ballerio an English word too?


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    Re: Ballerian

    ballerina - Wiktionary

    ballerino (male/female), ballerina (female), ballet dancer (gender neutral), ballerine/ballerini (female plural/ gender neutral plural)
    From French, English adopted danseur (male) and danseuse (female).
    Last edited by Kondorosi; 06-Jan-2010 at 02:52.


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    Re: Ballerian

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    ballerina - Wiktionary

    ballerino (male/female), ballerina (female), ballet dancer (gender neutral), ballerine/ballerini (female plural/ gender neutral plural)
    From French, English adopted danseur (male) and danseuse (female).
    Although, unless you were at a Ballet School, being asked, "Fill in the blank: One ballerina; two ____" and saying 'ballerinas', as opposed to 'ballerine/i', would be correct.

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