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talk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (speak)parlare vi
 I'm glad I met you. Can we talk?
 Sono contento di averti incontrato. Possiamo parlare?
talk
talk about
vi + prep
(discuss)parlare vi
 We talked about the film we had just seen.
 Abbiamo parlato del film che avevamo appena visto.
talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lecture)conferenza nf
  relazione nf
 The talk concerned global warming.
 La conferenza verteva sul riscaldamento globale.
talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (topic of conversation)discussione nf
 The political talk didn't interest me much, so I went outside.
 Le discussioni di politica non mi interessavano un granché, quindi sono uscito.
 
Additional Translations
talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (conversation)conversazione nf
 The talk was about politics.
 La conversazione riguardava la politica.
talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (way of speaking)parlata nf
 Her talk made it obvious that she was from New York.
 Dalla sua parlata si capiva bene che era di New York.
talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (gossip)  (usato al plurale)chiacchiera nf
 There is too much talk in this town. People should mind their own business.
 Ci sono troppe chiacchiere in questo paese. La gente dovrebbe farsi gli affari suoi.
talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (not action)chiacchiera nf
 He is all talk and no action. Don't expect that it will ever happen.
 Le sue sono tutte chiacchiere. Non ti aspettare che lo farà. (Or: È tutto fumo e niente arrosto. Non ti aspettare che lo farà.)
talk
talks
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
(negotiations)  (usato al plurale)negoziato nm
  trattativa nf
 The talks to end the war continued.
 I negoziati per far cessare la guerra continuavano.
talk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be able to speak)parlare vi
 There are some deaf people who can talk.
 Ci sono dei sordi che riescono a parlare.
talk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (reveal secrets)parlare vi
 After four hours of interrogation, the witness finally talked.
 Dopo quattro ore di interrogatorio finalmente il testimone ha parlato.
talk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (gossip)  (spettegolare)chiacchierare vi
 The old ladies love to talk. I would ignore them if I were you.
 Alle signore anziane piace chiacchierare. Se fossi in te le ignorerei.
talk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (give a lecture)parlare vi
 The ambassador is going to talk at the university tonight.
 L'ambasciatore stasera parlerà all'università.
talk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (have power)contare vi
 You know that money talks, don't you?
 Sai che i soldi contano, vero?
talk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." colloquial (exclamation of disgust)  (esclamazione)che agg
 Talk about a stupid thing to do! I can't believe you did that!
 Che cosa stupida! Non riesco a credere che tu l'abbia fatto!
talk vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (express)confidare vtr
  parlare di vi
 He needs to talk his problems out.
 Ha bisogno di confidare i suoi problemi.
talk
talk into
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(persuade)convincere vtr
 She talked him into going to the cinema that night.
 Lo ha convinto ad andare al cinema quella sera.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
baby talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (infantile speech)linguaggio dei bambini
baby talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (adult imitation of infantile speech)linguaggio infantile nm
back talk insolenza
back-talk brutta riposta nf
big talk spacconata nf
cross talk scambio di battute
dirty talk parlare sporco
double talk
double-talk
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(language that evades the issue)linguaggio ambiguo nm
 All good politicians are masters of the 'art' of double-talk, he remarked cynically.
 I politici sono maestri del linguaggio ambiguo.
double-talk parlare difficile v
double-talk parlare incomprensibile v
fast talk discorso veloce
give a talk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (conduct a speech or lecture)tenere un discorso vtr
 On Monday I have to give a talk about the work I did over the summer.
 Lunedì dovrò tenere un discorso su ciò che ho fatto questa estate.
  tenere una lezione vtr
 Mi sto preparando per tenere una lezione all'università.
  tenere una conferenza vi
 È difficile riuscire a tenere una conferenza di due ore senza essere noiosi.
have a little talk v (discuss sensitive issue)fare quattro chiacchiere vtr
have a talk with vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (discuss [sth] with)parlare con vtr
hear talk of [sth] v (hear a rumour of [sth])sentir girare voci di, sentire che vtr
hear talk of [sth] v (hear [sth] mentioned)sentire parlare di vtr
heart-to-heart talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sincere and frank discussion)  (figurato: parlare sinceramente)a cuore aperto avv
 You need to have a heart-to-heart talk with your son, or he'll soon be in trouble with the police.
 Devi parlare a cuore aperto con tuo figlio, o prima o poi si troverà nei guai con la polizia.
idle talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (gossip, rumour)chiacchiere, dicerie nfpl
   (pettegolezzi)nmpl
jive talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (black American slang)  (USA)parlata gergale dei neri
little talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, euphemism (reprimand or caution)  (eufemismo, colloquiale)discorsetto nm
 I think it's time we had a little talk about the way you have been acting lately.
 Non mi piacciono le compagnie che frequenti ultimamente: io e te dobbiamo fare un discorsetto...
make small talk v (chat, converse about trivial subjects)fare conversazione, fare conversazione spicciola vtr
 I'm no good at making small talk at parties.
 Non sono molto bravo a fare conversazione alle feste.
  chiacchierare vi
pep talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (motivating speech)discorso d'incoraggiamento
 The manager gave the team a pep talk at half time.
private talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (confidential discussion)colloquio privato nm
refuse to talk v (withhold information)rifiutarsi di rispondere v rif
 Despite spending hours being interrogated by the police, he refused to talk.
 Nonostante fosse stato interrogato dalla polizia per ore, si rifiutò di rispondere.
self-talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (motivational thoughts, affirmations)  (psicologia)dialogo interiore nm
small talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (chitchat, trivial conversation)convenevoli nmpl
 No time for small talk, we have important things to discuss!
 Negli eventi in pubblico bisogna essere bravi a fare molti convenevoli.
  chiacchiere nfpl
 Non abbiamo tempo per le chiacchiere, dobbiamo discutere di cose importanti!
  conversazione spicciola nf
sweet talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (cajolery, persuasion by flattery)  (figurato, scherzoso)sviolinata nf
sweet-talk vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (persuade by flattery)adulare smaccatamente vtr
 She was unable to sweet-talk her teacher into giving her a better grade.
 She batted her eyes at me and then sweet-talked me into buying her a new pair of shoes.
talk a blue streak viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative, informal (speak rapidly and incessantly)  (figurato: veloce e senza sosta)parlare a macchinetta
talk about vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (discuss)parlare di vi
 Let's talk about our plans for tomorrow.
 Can we talk about it later?
 Parliamo dei nostri progetti per domani.
talk at parlare con arroganza
talk back viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (respond, retort)  (in maniera aggressiva)rispondere vi
Nota: to answer back in an insolent manner
 Don't talk back to your parents!
 Non permetterti di rispondere a tua madre quando ti rimprovera!
talk big viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (boast)darsi delle arie, fare lo sbruffone
talk dirty viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (use lewd sexual language)dire porcherie, dire sconcezze, dire sconcerie
 I like it when you talk dirty to me.
talk down vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (persuade or dissuade)persuadere, convincere vtr
talk down vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (speak patronizingly)parlare con superiorità
  trattare con superiorità, trattare dall'alto in basso, trattare con sufficienza
 I hate it when my teacher talks down to me.
talk down to parlare con arroganza
talk down to [sb] v (speak condescendingly to [sb])parlare con superiorità
  trattare con superiorità, trattare dall'alto in basso, trattare con sufficienza
talk in (pol.)  (political)comizio nm
talk in a low voice parlare a voce bassa
talk into convincere v
Talk is cheap exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (It is easier to speak about [sth] than to do it)parlare è facile
   (idiomatico)tra dire e il fare c'è di mezzo il mare
talk nonsense v (say [sth] meaningless or ill informed)dire sciocchezze, dire fesserie vtr
 You're just talking nonsense.
talk of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (discuss possibility of)  (discutere l'intenzione di)parlare di, pensare di vi
 They talk of invading that country.
 Pare che stiano pensando di licenziare qualche dipendente.
talk of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (speak about)parlare di vi
talk of the town (idiom.)essere la favola della città
talk on v (speak publicly about)parlare di, fare un discorso su vi
 I'm going to talk on American literature next Thursday.
 The president introduced the first speaker, who was going to talk on price rises.
talk out sviscerare v
talk out of dissuadere v
talk out of both sides of one's mouth viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (say contradictory things)dire ogni volta una cosa diversa
talk over vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (speak more loudly than)  (a voce più alta, per interrompere)parlare sopra vi
 I hate it when people talk over me at meetings.
 Quit trying to talk over me.
 Odio quando alle riunioni la gente parla sopra agli altri.
talk over vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." ([sth]: discuss)parlare di vi
 Let's talk over your college plans.
 Parliamo dei tuoi progetti per l'università.
talk rubbish v informal (say [sth] nonsensical or ill informed)dire sciocchezze vtr
talk [sb] into vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (persuade [sb] to)convincere qn a fare qc, persuadere qn a fare qc vtr
talk [sb] out of dissuadere qcn dal fare qcs
talk [sb] out of doing [sth] v (dissuade [sb] from doing [sth])dissuadere qn da qc, convincere qn a non fare qc
talk [sb] through [sth] v (guide or instruct [sb])  (parlando)guidare qn lungo qc
talk shop v figurative (discuss work)parlare di lavoro
talk show nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tv discussion programme)talk show nm
 That actor will be on the talk show tomorrow.
talk show nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tv interview programme)talk show nm
talk to vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (speak to)parlare a, parlare con vi
talk to [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (scold)sgridare vtr
   (figurato)fare la ramanzina a qlcn vtr
talk to you soon ci sentiamo presto
talk to yourself parlare con sé stessi
talk to yourself parlare da solo
talk together viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (converse)parlarsi v rif
  dialogare, conversare vi
talk too much viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (speak excessively)parlare troppo
 She talks way too much.
talk turkey (idiom.)parlare chiaro
talk up viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (speak more loudly)alzare la voce, parlare più forte vi
talk up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (promote)parlar bene di, fare pubblicità a
  promuovere, pubblicizzare vtr
talk with vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (discuss [sth] with)parlare con, parlare a vi
 Can I talk with you a minute?
 I will talk with my associates and get back to you.
talk with one parlare con qualcuno
talk-back ribattere v
talk
to chat
discorrere v
talk
to chat
chiacchierare v
team talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (speech given to a group by leader or coach)discorso rivolto alla squadra
town talk pettegolezzo
town-talk delle chiacchiere cittadine
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