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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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