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Pronunciación: /tɔːk/

Traducción de talk en español:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (utter words) hablar 1.2
    (talking present participle/participio presente)
    [doll] que habla; [book/newspaper] grabado talking picture [Cinema/Cine] película (feminine) sonora
    Example sentences
    • He can only use his right hand and finds talking difficult as his speech is impaired.
    • He talks, but his speech has not developed at the rate it should.
  • 2 (speak) hablar; (converse) hablar, platicar* (especially Central America, Mexico/especialmente América Central, México) to talk in English/in a whisper hablar en inglés/en susurros she talks very fast/with a French accent habla muy rápido/con acento francés we talked on the phone hablamos or (in Central America, Mexico also/en América Central, México también) platicamos por teléfono everyone stopped talking todo el mundo se calló stop talking! ¡silencio! don't talk with your mouth full! ¡no hables con la boca llena! he never stops talking no para de hablar, habla hasta por los codos [colloquial/familiar] they talked and talked hablaron largo y tendido you'd think she was a monster the way they talk oyéndolos a ellos, cualquiera diría que es un monstruo I wish he were dead! — you shouldn't talk like that! ¡ojalá se muriera! — ¡no digas eso! to talk about sb/sth hablar de algn/algo we talked about you/the weather hablamos de ti/del tiempo he doesn't know what he's talking about no sabe lo que dice the year's most talked-about event el acontecimiento más comentado del año you ate it all? talk about greedy! [colloquial/familiar] ¿te lo comiste todo? ¡hay que ser glotón! for a basic kit you're talking about $900 [colloquial/familiar] para un equipo básico hay que pensar en unos 900 dólares to talk of sth hablar de algo she's talking of retiring next year está hablando de jubilarse el año que viene talking of food, when's dinner? hablando de comida or a propósito de comida ¿a qué hora se cena? the much talked-of project has come to nothing el proyecto del que tanto se ha hablado ha quedado en agua de borrajasto talk to sb are you talking to me ? ¿me hablas a mí? I wasn't talking to you yo no estaba hablando contigo or no te estaba hablando a ti who was that you were talking to? ¿con quién hablabas? don't talk to me about buses! ¡me vas a decir a mí lo que son los autobuses! aren't you two talking to each other? ¿ustedes no se hablan? he wanted someone to talk to necesitaba a alguien con quien hablar to talk to oneself hablar solo I was only talking to myself estaba hablando solo he was talking at rather than to us se estaba escuchando a sí mismo, más que hablando con nosotros they talked right past each other hablaron sin entenderse to talk with sb hablar or (in Central America, Mexico also/en América Central, México también) platicar* con algn to get talking entablar conversación, ponerse* a hablar or (in Central America, Mexico also/en América Central, México también) a platicar how did you get talking to o with him? ¿cómo fue que entablaste conversación or que te pusiste a hablar con él? she kept him talking while I escaped ella lo entretuvo hablando mientras yo me escapé they talked away for hours estuvieron horas charlando or (in Central America, Mexico also/en América Central, México también) platicando they talk in millions of dollars hablan de millones de dólares don't talk daft! (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] ¡no digas bobadas! [colloquial/familiar] to talk dirty o filthy [slang/argot] decir* vulgaridades it's easy for you to talk! ¡es fácil decirlo or hablar! you're just lazy! — you can talk! o you can't talk! o look who's talking! [colloquial/familiar] ¡es que eres un vago! — ¡mira quién habla! now you're talking! [colloquial/familiar] ¡así se habla! money talks poderoso caballero es don dinero
    Example sentences
    • However, since I was so relieved to be talking to someone, I started talking with her friend.
    • As well as stopping and talking to people on the street we also spent a lot of time checking under bridges and talking with the homeless there.
    • For Arius, it was logically possible to talk about God without talking of him as Father.
  • 3 3.1 (have discussion) hablar is there somewhere we can talk? ¿podemos hablar en privado? we've got to talk tenemos que hablar I'm always here if you want to talk si necesitas hablar con alguien, aquí estoy the two sides are ready to talk las dos partes están dispuestas a negociarto talk about sth we have to talk about dates tenemos que discutir posibles fechas they refuse to talk about sovereignty se niegan a entrar en negociaciones sobre soberanía 3.2 (give talk) to talk (about/on sth) hablar (de/sobre algo), dar* una charla (sobre algo) 3.3 (gossip) hablar people will talk va a dar mucho que hablar you know how she talks ya sabes cómo le gusta hablar you can't stop people talking no se puede evitar que la gente haga comentarios
    Example sentences
    • She's the bride-to-be who's got the whole country talking about her cold feet.
    • He always was a big name here in New York, but now the whole country's talking about him.
    • These long ago promised chairs have had the whole office talking for weeks now.
    3.4 (reveal secret) hablar to make sb talk hacer* hablar a algn
    Example sentences
    • Multinationals will go to any lengths to keep their employees from talking, we can reveal.
    • Some talked and sold their secrets for their lives.
    Example sentences
    • We want them to talk to each other in addition to their governments talking.
    • North End confirmed they were talking to players, but refused to name names.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (speak) [colloquial/familiar] they were talking Italian hablaban (en) italiano to talk golf/economics hablar de golf/economía we're talking big money here estamos hablando de mucho dinero don't talk nonsense! ¡no digas tonterías!
    Example sentences
    • A while ago people were talking Oscar nominations, but it would really be an injustice if it got any.
    • Where the age or consent is a defence, well you're talking a different kettle of fish.
    • We're certainly not talking your average, run-of-the-mill love story here.
  • 2 (argue, persuade) to talk sb into/out of sth/-ing convencer* a algn de que/de que no + subjunctive/subjuntivo he talked me into doing it me convenció de que lo hiciera see if you can talk her out of it! a ver si puedes convencerla de que no lo haga to talk one's way o oneself into/out of sth she had to talk her way out of trouble tuvo que usar mucha labia para salir del aprieto he talked himself into a corner se metió en aprietos or en un lío por hablar she talked herself into the job habló tan bien que le dieron el trabajo
    Example sentences
    • The negotiators would come up, attempt to talk this person into letting them go.
    • While at his daughter's home he developed an infection and after days of persuasion from his family was talked into going back into hospital.
    • He was talked out of a tightrope walk between two sky-scrapers to open a megastore in New York, but he has come close to death many times in publicity stunts.


  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (conversation) conversación (feminine) I gathered very little from my talk with her saqué muy poco en limpio de mi conversación con ella it's time we had a little talk ya es hora de que hablemos seriamente I had a long talk with him estuve hablando or (in Central America, Mexico also/en América Central, México también) platicando un rato largo con él 1.2 (lecture) charla (feminine) to give a talk about o on sth dar* una charla sobre algo 1.3
    (talks plural)
    (negotiations) conversaciones (feminine plural), negociaciones (feminine plural) to have o hold talks mantener* or sostener* conversaciones the two leaders met for talks los dos líderes se reunieron para dialogar
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable 2.1 (suggestion, rumor) there is talk of his retiring se habla de que or corre la voz de que se va a jubilar there was even talk of … llegó incluso a hablarse de … it was the talk of the town era la comidilla del lugar, no se hablaba más que de eso 2.2 (words) [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo] palabrería (feminine) [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo], palabras (feminine plural) it's just talk! es pura palabrería [colloquial/familiar] [pejorative/peyorativo], no son más que palabras you get nothing but talk from him! habla mucho pero luego nada all that talk about making me a star! ¡tanto hablar de que me iban a convertir en una estrella! to be all talk (and no action) hablar mucho y no hacer* nada

Verbos con partícula

talk around

(in British English also/en inglés británico también) talk round
verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (persuade) convencer* to talk sb around to sth convencer* a algn de que we finally talked them around to our point of view finalmente los convencimos de que teníamos razón he talked them around to accepting the offer los convenció de que aceptaran la oferta 1.1verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento to talk around a problem dar* vueltas alrededor de un problema

talk back

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
(be disrespectful) contestar or responder (mal) children who talk back los niños respondones or (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) contestadores

talk down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 [pilot] dirigir* por radio ([ en un aterrizaje ]) 1.2 (silence) [heckler] hacer* callar she has a habit of talking you down tiene la costumbre de no dejarte hablar 1.3 [shares] hacer* bajar we managed to talk him down to $800 logramos que nos rebajara el precio a 800 dólares

talk down to

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento
hablarle en tono condescendiente a

talk out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (discuss) [worries/problem] hablar abiertamente de 1.2 [Politics/Política][ prolongar los debates de manera que no quede tiempo para votar un proyecto de ley ]

talk over

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[problem/issue] discutir, hablar de

talk round

(British English/inglés británico)
talk around

talk through

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
to talk sb through sth (discuss) hablar con algn de algo (explain) explicarle* algo a algn

talk up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
[shares] inflar el valor de they talked her up to $500 le hicieron subir la oferta a 500 dólares

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