In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Why are they not talking about putting the power back on and getting the sewage out of the streets.
- For example, to claim a right to free speech is to talk nonsense as nobody really has such a total right.
- She talks at a rate of knots, but is charm personified.
- Schools may not provide enough information for young girls but friends talk about sex amongst each other, they know what happens.
- As might be expected, he does not clearly express his stance even though he talks about the power of the presidency.
- While no one likes to face this possibility, it's not a bad idea to talk about caring options before they become a necessity.
- He talked in his speech about the abuse of power by the executive.
- When I get home I speak to my wife and we don't talk about football.
- He is openly weary of discussing his adoption and complains that the last journalist he spoke to wouldn't talk about anything else.
- With these ideas out of the window, what is there to talk about?
- Nobody can accuse him of not finding the time to talk to whoever wants to speak to him.
- Throughout his speech, the minister talked about culture as an instrument for social improvement.
- She's not speaking to him and he's not talking to her and they haven't spoken for years.
- We talked about personal beliefs and embarrassing moments.
- 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.
- However, since I was so relieved to be talking to someone, I started talking with her friend.
- Even as we talked, the unreliable power supply was affecting the lighting.
- She was always strangely content to focus on her job, never talking about her personal life.
- He talks at great length about architecture.
1.2talking present participle(doll) que habla(newspaper/book) grabadotalking picture — película sonora feminine
- He talks, but his speech has not developed at the rate it should.
- He can only use his right hand and finds talking difficult as his speech is impaired.
2hablarhablarplaticar Mexico Central Americato 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 — platicamos por teléfono
- everyone stopped talking — todo el mundo se calló
- stop talking! — ¡silencio!
- he never stops talking — no para de hablar
- 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
- the year's most talked-about event — el acontecimiento más comentado del año
- you ate it all? talk about greedy! — ¿te lo comiste todo? ¡hay que ser glotón!
- for a basic kit you're talking about $900 — 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 / 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 borrajas
- to talk to sb
- are you talking to me ? — ¿me hablas a mí?
- I wasn't talking to you — yo no estaba hablando contigo / no te estaba hablando a ti
- who was that you were talking to? — ¿con quién hablabas?
- 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 — platicar con algn
- to get talking — ponerse a hablar
- how did you get talking to / with him? — ¿cómo fue que entablaste conversación / 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
- they talk in millions of dollars — hablan de millones de dólares
- don't talk daft! — ¡no digas bobadas!
- it's easy for you to talk! — ¡es fácil decirlo / hablar!
- you're just lazy! — you can talk! / you can't talk! / look who's talking! — ¡es que eres un vago! — ¡mira quién habla!
3.1(have discussion)hablaris 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 negociar
- to 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
- 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.
3.2(give talk)hablardar una charlato talk about/on sth — dar una charla sobre algo
3.3(gossip)hablarpeople 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
- He always was a big name here in New York, but now the whole country's talking about him.
- She's the bride-to-be who's got the whole country talking about her cold feet.
- These long ago promised chairs have had the whole office talking for weeks now.
3.4(reveal secret)hablarto make sb talk — hacer hablar a algn
- Multinationals will go to any lengths to keep their employees from talking, we can reveal.
- Some talked and sold their secrets for their lives.
1informal(speak)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!
- We're certainly not talking your average, run-of-the-mill love story here.
- We're talking people with million-dollar mortgages, and that means really big homes.
- We're talking real people from Paris, real feedback, and it's been good.
- A while ago people were talking Oscar nominations, but it would really be an injustice if it got any.
- We are not talking teenagers, but trained conscripts and combat veterans.
- The place is chock a block full of foreigners, and I'm not just talking Americans here.
- We're talking six whole movies here that could provide a veritable dissertation on horror films.
- But that image isn't there for no reason, and this is Europe we're talking about, a whole new experience for the club.
- Where the age or consent is a defence, well you're talking a different kettle of fish.
2(argue, persuade)to talk sb into/out of sth/-ing — convencer a algn de que/de que no + subj
- 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
- Many of these people were talked into getting things on hire purchase.
- Hedda talks him into committing suicide by shooting himself in the temple.
- During the second semester that year, I talked Scott into getting a show at the campus radio station, where I'd been working for a year.
- 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.
- Just a couple of months back Lynn was reputed to have talked him out of an early marriage because she felt he wasn't ready to settle down.
- My boss had talked me into doing the New York City Marathon, and I was 30 pounds overweight and hadn't put on running shoes in a year.
- She could talk anyone into anything, Katie thought as she walked into the restaurant.
- Anyway, it's a look I like, and unless my friendly neighbourhood stylist talks me out of it, that's it!
- Your mind is made up, and it's not like I'd be happy if I talked you into staying with me.
- The lady who owns the shop talks me into buying an ice cream.
- 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.
- These she continued to use for daytime wear and was able to talk her mother and her best friend into trying out the new style.
- The negotiators would come up, attempt to talk this person into letting them go.
- For a moment, I seriously considered trying the lamb's brain concoction, but I was talked out of it by my colleagues at the last minute.
- Damien didn't talk me into it but I felt under pressure.
- A former professor talked me out of it in a letter in which she told me she personally did not think anyone could reach Papa.
- I was reluctant to have the party but my daughter and wife said not to be selfish and talked me into it.
- She tries talking him out of it, and motivates him by offering him some ‘supplements’.
- Mrs. Talbot talked me into this - even cleaned and pressed everything for me.
- And he really talked him into staying.
1.1(conversation)conversación feminineI 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 un rato largo con él
- In movies like this, a picture is worth a thousand words, and less talk would have been welcome.
- There was talk of the weather, the crops, some gossip and scandal, some hunting and fishing news.
- There are many wounded and witnesses have described seeing bodies, although there has been no talk of fatalities yet.
- Conversation analysts have developed a variety of procedures for the study of talk in interaction.
- She definitely preferred small talk to no talk, especially in this situation.
- Then it got peaceful, and everyone started eating, and there was only the low murmur of talk and laughter.
- Footsteps receded down the corridor and melted into the low hum of talk from the banquet.
- In fact, careless talk and unciphered communications gave considerable help to German intelligence.
- There has been a lot of talk regarding low fan attendance at the convention.
- Newcomers adjust their talk and nonverbal interactions to those of a work group they are entering.
- Discourse is defined as talk and texts which are studied as social practice.
- There is constant talk throughout the story of what our emotions really speak of, where they come from, and what they mean.
- The avian flu virus which has generated much talk and discussion across continents in recent weeks is of a deadly nature.
- Labouring men would have been baffled by talk of stress.
- For example, there has been much talk about the increasing deprofessionalisation of teaching.
- It could have become a little new-age preachy, with talk of enzymes and vitamins enhancing your well-being.
1.2(lecture)charla feminineto give a talk about / on sth — dar una charla sobre algo
- And at the café there will be a series of informal, short talks by experts in various fields.
- The city centre attraction has transformed its world of original interiors into the setting for informal themed talks on dining over the past 300 years.
- The department's aim is to shrink the window of opportunity for crime through measures such as personal safety talks, partnership working and Neighbourhood Watch schemes.
- Senior officers will be on hand on the streets to offer information and advice as their colleagues conduct talks at a number of schools.
- In the future Mr. Hunt is hoping to be available to lecture and give talks to the schools in the area.
- I also participated in the public programs with talks and lectures to various groups during the exhibition.
- Members of the Countryside Team will be present and there will be an informal talk, followed by a gentle walk through the park.
- Earlier the peer educators had used a lecture-cum-discussion technique and but later switched over to informal talks in groups.
- The committee is hoping to invite several people to give talks atthe launch and the usual story tellers will also be present.
- In about a month I am doing a couple of talks at the Bath literary festival.
- He frequently gives talks to art clubs and societies and will be teaching painting in Tuscany this summer.
- I confess that, by that point, I was too distressed to listen to the fourth talk at all.
- He gives talks to school children about the war and what the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Sunday is all about.
- What I thought, listening to Matt's talk at that conference, was that you could do the whole process in parallel.
- I did not even prepare for the talk as I've given that lecture so many times before.
- A German documentary film maker accompanies her to Oxford, even filming my interview with her, and she has a busy schedule of lectures and talks across the world.
- He also gives regular talks to schoolchildren on what dog-ownership involves.
- In his talk, Harvey will address the anxiety that string theory has produced.
- Ice Age mammoths, life in Iron Age Britain and views of the Second World War are among the topics in a new series of talks at the museum.
- Guild members found the talk very informative and extend thanks to Ann for her time and interest.
1.3talks plural(negotiations)conversaciones femininenegociaciones feminineto have / hold talks — mantener / sostener conversaciones
- the two leaders met for talks — los dos líderes se reunieron para dialogar
- The Pope and the president met today in private talks at the Vatican.
- The two countries have not held formal talks on normalizing ties since October 2000.
- The deal was reportedly agreed at secret talks before Christmas between the two men.
- The two sides have held talks four times since their first encounter in September 1997.
- Union negotiators and government officials are involved in talks to try to prevent further action.
- It was unclear whether the meeting would be for more talks or a formal farewell.
- Both sides held talks the past two weekends, but there's no indication of a breakthrough.
- I know my agent and the club are in talks at the moment but I'm just concentrating on playing, I don't really get involved in stuff
- The decision came at 11.30 pm on Thursday after 14 hours of talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
- No formal talks are under way, and there is a chance no deal will occur.
- He has one year left on his contract and yet again yesterday he refused to be drawn on the prospect of any talks to extend it.
- Singapore is also now in formal talks with Canada, China and Mexico for similar agreements.
- Health chiefs are hopeful that a ban could come out of talks at a high level conference on improving public health to be held in March.
- He simply believes these issues should rarely be addressed in trade talks.
- He continued to obstruct the strike for nine weeks, holding secret talks with local authority employers.
- The 19-year-old striker was in lengthy talks at Deepdale before negotiations broke down.
- Norway has indicated it has suspended formal involvement in the talks, adding to the pressure on the prime minister and the president to end the political stalemate.
- The foreign ministers of Malaysia and Indonesia flew to Tripoli for the formal opening of the talks.
- This is why we need talks which addresses the security issues, the social and economic issues and the core political issues at the same time.
- In a series of calls, he made clear that Britain would retain the referendum option and that he did not want to prejudice next week's crisis talks at a Brussels summit.
2.1(suggestion, rumor)there is talk of his retiring — se habla de que / 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 — no se hablaba más que de eso
2.2informal derogatory (words)palabrería feminine informal derogatorypalabras feminineit's just talk! — es pura palabrería informal derogatory
- 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
- If it is unable to do this, then all talk about independent public opinion is just empty talk.
- And despite all their talk they cannot give a promise that the tax burden will fall.
- Otherwise our country's stated educational goals are merely empty talk.
- For all their talk and promises of support, they have always placed self-preservation at the top of their list.
- If we think about it together we might be able to do things beyond just empty talk.
- The promises and the tough talk are being met with justifiable skepticism.
- It seems to have been Africa's fate to become a theater of empty talk and public gestures.
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