On August 31, 2009, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, approved a joint proposal by Argentina and Uruguay to include the tango in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.
Tango is a partner dance which originated in the 1880s along the Río de Plata which is the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. The tango is the result of a combination of the German Waltz, Czech Polka, Polish Mazurka, and Bohemian Schottische with the Spanish-Cuban Habanera, African Candombe, and Argentinian Milonga.
Hello and welcome to episode 197…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… it takes two to tango
it takes two to tango … if you say that it takes two to tango, you mean that two people or two groups are responsible for a situation or argument
We can’t effectively solve this problem alone. The two groups need to come together to find a solution.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… it takes two to tango
We can’t solve this problem alone. It takes two to tango.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … it takes two to tango
Don’t blame your father for our divorce. It took two to tango.
I did not start the argument. It takes two to tango.
The students blamed each other for the fight, but the principal reminded them that it takes two to tango.
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