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Translation of "talk" - English-Spanish dictionary

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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