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Spanish translation of “talk”

talk

verb /toːk/
to speak; to have a conversation or discussion
hablar
We talked about it for hours My parrot can talk (= imitate human speech).
to gossip
hablar, chismorrear
You can’t stay here – people will talk!
to talk about
hablar (de/sobre)
They spent the whole time talking philosophy.
talkative /ˈtoːkətiv/ adjective talking a lot
hablador
a talkative person.
talking book noun a book recorded on cassette or disc for blind people, for those with reading problems etc.
libro hablado/grabado (para ciegos)
talking head noun a TV personality.
locutor, personaje célebre de la televisión
talking point noun something to talk about; a subject, especially an interesting one
tema de conversación
Football is one of the main talking points in my workplace.
talk show noun ( American ) a television or radio programme on which ( usually famous) people talk to each other and are interviewed
programa de entrevistas
He presents a talk show on the radio.
talking-to noun a talk given to someone in order to scold, criticize or blame them
reprimenda, rapapolvo; bronca (más fuerte)
I’ll give that child a good talking-to when he gets home!
talk back phrasal verb (often with to) to answer rudely
contestar, replicar
Don’t talk back to me!
talk big to talk as if one is very important; to boast
farolear, fanfarronear, darse humos
He’s always talking big about his job.
talk down to phrasal verb to speak to (someone) as if he/she is much less important, clever etc
hablar con desprecio/superioridad; tratar como a un niño
Children dislike being talked down to.
talk (someone) into / out of (doing) phrasal verb to persuade (someone) (not) to do (something)
persuadir; disuadir
He talked me into changing my job.
talk over phrasal verb to discuss
discutir, hablar de/sobre
We talked over the whole idea.
talk round phrasal verb to persuade
convencer
I managed to talk her round.
to talk about (something) for a long time without reaching the most important point
dar vueltas (a un tema, por ejemplo), hablar con rodeos
We talked round the question for hours.
talk sense/nonsense to say sensible, or ridiculous, things
hablar sensatamente; decir tonterías
Don’t talk nonsense I do wish you would talk sense.
talk shop to talk about one’s work
hablar de trabajo
We agreed not to talk shop at the party.
(Definition of talk from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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