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chat
American English: /tʃæt/
British English: /tʃat/

Translation of chat in Spanish:

noun

  • to have a chat with somebody
    charlar or hablar or (especially Latin America) conversar or (Central America) (Mexico) platicar con alguien
    it's time we had a serious chat
    es hora de que hablemos seriamente
    I'll have a chat with him about his behavior
    hablaré con él or le hablaré sobre su comportamiento
    Example sentences
    • There have been many similar wine-fuelled conversations, conspiratorial chats over coffee, or long-winded email dialogues.
    • How do they like to communicate - by e-mail, voicemail or an informal chat when you drop by their office?
    • Last week you were having cosy, informal chats in their office, now you're getting the brush-off whenever you try to instigate a meeting.

intransitive verb -tt-

  • 1.1 (talk)to chat (to o with somebody)
    charlar or hablar or (especially Latin America) conversar or (Central America) (Mexico) platicar (con alguien)
    Example sentences
    • The giant woman sat with them for a while, bartering and chatting in a friendly and motherly way.
    • Minutes before he arrived, Charlotte had been sober, and was chatting to her friend.
    • At home she likes it cosy: snuggling up on a sofa with a book, chatting to friends.
    1.2 (on Internet) to chat (to or with) somebody

Phrasal verbs

chat up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (British English)
[colloquial]
darle jabón a [colloquial]
(flirtatiously) tratar de ligar con [colloquial]
llevarle la carga a (River Plate area) [colloquial]

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