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    How do you usually say in English?

    Hi!

    How do you usually say in English when you want to talk about students` first ball ? What is another way of saying students` first ball?

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    #2

    Re: How do you usually say in English?

    There isn't really another way of saying this.

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    #3

    Re: How do you usually say in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    There isn't really another way of saying this.
    Hi Anglika?

    Is the expression students` first ball correct or should I use festivity instead of ball?

    Thank you very much.

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    #4

    Re: How do you usually say in English?

    In AmE, we'd say the students' first formal dance.

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    #5

    Re: How do you usually say in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE, we'd say the students' first formal dance.
    Hi Ouisch

    One more question : what is a semi-formal dance?

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    #6

    Re: How do you usually say in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Hi Ouisch

    One more question : what is a semi-formal dance?

    Thank you very much.
    Ouisch is correct in calling a "Ball" a "formal dance". That is a common way to describe such an event in North America...

    a semi-formal dance is one in which the people are still required to dress nicely but men don't have to wear tuxedos or suits and women don't have to wear formal long dresses. No jeans or sloppy shirts would be allowed.

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