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conversation

noun [C/U]  /ˌkɑn·vərˈseɪ·ʃən/ us  
an informal, usually private, talk in which two or more people exchange thoughts, feelings, or ideas, or in which news or information is given or discussed: [C] We had a brief conversation Friday. [U] The topic of conversation was college plans. If you make conversation, you cause someone to talk to you, esp. about unimportant matters.
conversational
adjective  /ˌkɑn·vərˈseɪ·ʃə·nəl/ us  
He rarely speaks in a normal conversational tone.
Translations of “conversation”
in Korean 대화…
in Arabic مُحادَثة…
in French conversation…
in Turkish konuşma, sohbet…
in Italian conversazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 交談,談話,對話…
in Russian разговор, беседа…
in Polish rozmowa…
in Spanish conversación…
in Portuguese conversa, conversação, troca de ideias…
in German die Unterhaltung…
in Catalan conversa…
in Japanese 会話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 交谈,谈话,对话…
(Definition of conversation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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