In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(charla)conversationno me des conversación, que tengo mucho trabajo — don't talk to me, I have / I've got a lot of work to do
- trabar conversación con algn — to strike up a conversation with sb
- una conversación telefónica — a telephone conversation
- tema de conversación — subject / topic of conversation
- me las encontré de gran conversación — I found them gabbing away
2(estilo, arte)conversationes una persona de conversación amena — he's always very nice to talk to / very chatty
- no tiene conversación — she has nothing to say for herself
3conversaciones feminine plural(negociaciones)talksmantiene conversaciones con su homólogo francés — he is having talks with his French counterpart
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