Betty [preparing to leave the apartment]: Ah Joshua, how are your tango classes?Me [looking up from jar of dulce de leche]: It's... okay.
B [concerned]: How do you mean?
M: It's already been three weeks, and I still can't lead.
B: But you are just eh beginner.
M: I know, but when I lead, most people who dance with me get frustrated and tell me that I need more force from the body, esfuerza del cuerpo. But when I try doing that, I feel like I'm just ramming my chest into theirs.
B: Ah but ees not just eh force. Eets ah... ahn energy. Eets eh feeling. Eet has to come from here [clutches her abdomen] and that's when you connect with another person. When you hear tango, don't you feel eet here?
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B [raising her eyebrows]: Are you sure?
B: When I hear tango, I... [she shivers] Eet ees like when you make love. You must, I forget how you say...
[Silence in which Betty looks off into the distance.]
M: You can say it in castellano.
B: Entregarse. Without that, eets just eh dance. And tango ees not just eh dance. Without entregarse, there ees no connection, eets just moving. Without-
M [finding the translation on GoogleTranslate]: -To surrender. Entregarse is to surrender.
B: Si. Without surrendering, you are just moving. Without that, eet ees just sex. But with eet, eets making love.
M: So I have to surrender to my partner?
B: Si. For me, you have to have that feeling, or you won't understand eet. For me, tango and making love are the same. That's why I like doing both. [Slinging her bag over her shoulder, she turns to leave the apartment.] Eets okay. You'll get eet soon.
[ Learning to Make Love? Every Night? ]