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conversation

Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːnvərˈseɪʃən; ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃən/

Translation of conversation in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (spoken communication) conversación (feminine) the art of conversation el arte de la conversación I got into conversation with a stranger entablé conversación con un desconocido they were deep in conversation estaban en plena conversación to engage sb in conversation entablar or trabar conversación con algn we made polite conversation until the cab arrived estuvimos conversando amablemente hasta que llegó el taxi she has no conversation no tiene conversación, no sabe conversar (before noun/delante del nombre) conversation class clase (feminine) de conversación 1.2 countable/numerable (talk) conversación (feminine) to have a conversation (about sth) hablar de or conversar sobre algo we were having a conversation about you estábamos hablando de ti we've had this conversation before ya hemos hablado de esto antes his remark was a real conversation stopper [colloquial/familiar] su comentario los ( or nos etc) dejó a todos callados
    Example sentences
    • In conversation we discuss the power of music to get us through those dark nights of the soul.
    • We tried to talk to him a few times, but he was not interested in conversation.
    • Marriage came up in conversation as I asked him if he would consider getting married.

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