- 1.1 (hablar) to talk conversaron sobre el tema del desarme [formal] they talked about o/or discussed the subject of disarmament 1.2 (especialmente América Latina/especially Latin America) (charlar) to chat, gab (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial] estuvimos conversando hasta las tres de la mañana we were talking o/or chatting until three o'clock in the morning conversé largo rato con ella I had a long chat o talk o conversation with her la maestra la echó de la clase por conversar (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) the teacher sent her out of the class for talking
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In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.