Translation of "chat" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

See all translations

chatverb [ I ]

uk /tʃæt/ us /tʃæt/ -tt-

A2 to talk to someone in a friendly informal way

闲谈,聊天,闲聊
She spends hours on the phone chatting to her friends. 她会花上几个小时跟朋友电话聊天。
We were just chatting about what we did last weekend. 我们正在聊上个周末做了些什么。
Whenever I walk in, I always find the two of them chatting away (= talking eagerly). 每次我走进去都会发现他俩正聊得起劲。

A2 to take part in a discussion that involves sending messages over the internet, by smartphone, etc.

(在因特网上)聊天
Use the app to chat and send photos free from anywhere in the world.

More examples

Phrasal verb(s)

chatnoun [ C or U ]

uk /tʃæt/ us /tʃæt/

A2 a friendly, informal conversation

闲谈,聊天,闲侃
Why don't you give me a call and we'll have a chat? 为什么你不给我打个电话,我们好好聊一聊呢?
I had a chat with my boss today about a possible salary increase. 今天我和老板随便聊了一下可能涨工资的事。
It was the usual idle chat (= conversation about unimportant things). 那不过是普通的闲聊。
See also

More examples

(Translation of “chat” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)