Translation for 'can-can' from English to Slovak
NOUN   can-can | -
kankánový {adj}
can-can [attr.]
kankán {m}
kankánová tanečnica {f}
can-can dancer [female]
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Usage Examples English
  • Susanna" (composed by Stephen Foster), "Buffalo Gals" (traditional American folk song), the Budweiser theme, and "Can-Can" by Jacques Offenbach.
  • The Heavies recorded a cover of "C'est Magnifique" (originally from Cole Porter's 1953 musical "Can-Can") for an early 2009 TV ad by Lancôme.
  • The can-can dance originates from France and involves women kicking their legs high to reveal an upskirt.
  • More recent examples include the can-can scene in Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge!" (2001).
  • Her breakthrough role finally came when choreographer Michael Kidd cast her as the second female lead in Cole Porter's musical "Can-Can" (1953), starring French prima donna Lilo.

  • After "Can-Can" was adapted as a film, the soundtrack won the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Sound Track Album.
  • In the last decade of the 19th century the Paris cabarets the Moulin Rouge and Folies Bergère adopted the music of the "Galop infernal" from the culminating scene of the opera to accompany the can-can, and ever since then the tune has been popularly associated with the dance.
  • Jourdan co-starred with Frank Sinatra, Chevalier and Shirley MacLaine in the musical "Can-Can" (1960).
  • A steel can can be recycled again and again without loss of quality, however for the food grade steel it's required to remove a tin from the scrap metal, which is done by way of electrochemistry: the tin is leached from a high pH solution at low negative voltage.
  • The can-can is believed to have evolved from the final figure in the quadrille, a social dance for four or more couples.

  • The beverage can can be recycled and clean aluminum has residual market value, but recycled cans still need to be diluted by up to 50% virgin aluminum because the sides and tops of the can are of different alloys.
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