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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? She talks to her pets even though they can't respond.
 Sono contento di averti incontrato. Possiamo parlare? Parla ai suoi animali anche se loro non possono rispondere.
talk about [sth/sb] 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.
talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (conversation)conversazione nf
 Their talk was about politics.
 La loro conversazione riguardava la politica.
 
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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)chiacchiere nfpl
 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.)
talks nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (negotiations)negoziati nmpl
  trattative nfpl
 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
talk viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (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)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?
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
baby talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (infantile speech)linguaggio dei bambini nf
baby talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (adult imitation of infantile speech)linguaggio infantile nm
 We never used baby talk when talking to our children.
 Non abbiamo mai usato il linguaggio infantile per rivolgerci ai nostri figli.
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
doublespeak
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal (ambiguous, evasive language)linguaggio ambiguo nm
 All good politicians need to master the art of double-talk.
 Tutti i buoni politici devono essere maestri nel linguaggio ambiguo.
double-talk parlare difficile v
double-talk parlare incomprensibile v
fast talk discorso veloce
give a talk v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (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 exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (discuss [sth] sensitive)  (figurato)fare quattro chiacchiere vtr
 Young lady, I think it's time you and I had a little talk.
 Ragazzina, è ora che io e te ci facciamo quattro chiacchiere.
have a talk with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (discuss)parlare con qlcn vtr
 If you want to renovate your kitchen, you should have a talk with my brother: he did it last year.
 Se vuoi ristrutturare la tua cucina dovresti parlare con mio fratello che lo ha fatto l'anno scorso.
hear talk of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (hear a rumour)sentir girare voci di qlcs vtr
   (seguito da subordinata)sentir girare voci che vtr
 They say they're still married but we have heard talk of a secret divorce.
 Dicono di essere ancora sposati, ma noi abbiamo sentito girare voci di un divorzio segreto.
hear talk that v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (hear [sth] mentioned)  (seguito da subordinata)sentir dire che vtr
  sentir dire vtr
 We hear talk that he keeps a mistress in Brooklyn.
 Abbiamo sentito dire che ha un'amante a Brooklyn.
heart-to-heart talk v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (sincere, 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've been acting lately.
 Penso sia ora che facciamo un discorsetto sul modo in cui ti sei comportato ultimamente.
make small talk v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (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 exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (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
 There's no time for small talk - we have important business to discuss!
 Non c'è tempo per i convenevoli: abbiamo degli affari importanti da discutere.
  chiacchiere nfpl
 Non abbiamo tempo per le chiacchiere, dobbiamo discutere di cose importanti!
  conversazione spicciola nf
 Non abbiamo tempo per le conversazioni spicciole, dobbiamo discutere di cose importanti!
sweet talk nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (cajolery, persuasion by flattery)  (figurato)parole dolci nfpl
 Sweet talk will sometimes help you get what you want.
 Le parole dolci a volte aiutano a ottenere quello che si vuole.
sweet-talk [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (persuade by flattery)persuadere qlcn con parole dolci 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.
 Lei non fu in grado di persuadere con parole dolci la sua insegnante a darle un voto più alto. Lei mi sbatté gli occhi e poi mi persuase con parole dolci a comprarle un nuovo paio di scarpe.
talk a blue streak v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (speak rapidly and incessantly)  (figurato: veloce e senza sosta)parlare a macchinetta
Talk about [sth]! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" colloquial (expressing disgust or emphasis)che
 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 back vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (respond, retort)  (in maniera aggressiva)rispondere vi
 Don't talk back to your parents!
 Non permetterti di rispondere a tua madre quando ti rimprovera!
talk big v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." US, slang (boast)  (vantarsi)darsi delle arie v rif
 He talks big, but he's not really such a great golfer.
 Si da tante arie ma non è questo grande giocatore di golf.
talk dirty v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." slang (use lewd sexual language)dire porcherie, dire sconcezze, dire sconcerie
 I like it when you talk dirty to me.
talk down to [sb] vi phrasal + prep figurative (speak condescendingly to)parlare con superiorità vtr
  trattare con superiorità, trattare dall'alto in basso, trattare con sufficienza vtr
 I hate it when my teacher talks down to me.
 Odio quando il mio insegnante mi tratta dall'alto in basso.
talk [sth] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." UK, figurative (speak disparagingly of)parlare con superiorità, parlare con sufficienza vi
  trattare con superiorità, trattare dall'alto in basso, trattare con sufficienza vtr
talk [sb] down from [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (dissuade from)dissuadere qlcn da qlcs vtr
talk down to parlare con arroganza
talk in (pol.)  (political)comizio nm
talk in a low voice parlare a voce bassa
talk [sb] into [sth] vtr + prep (persuade)convincere, persuadere vtr
talk [sb] into doing [sth] vtr + prep (persuade to do [sth])convincere qlcn a fare qlcs, persuadere qlcs a fare qlcs vtr
 She talked him into going to the cinema that night.
 Lo ha convinto ad andare al cinema quella sera.
Talk is cheap. exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (Talk is too plentiful; act.)parlare è facile inter
   (idiomatico)tra il dire e il fare c'è di mezzo il mare inter
talk nonsense v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (say [sth] meaningless or ill informed)dire sciocchezze, dire fesserie vtr
 Stop talking nonsense – the capital of the USA is not Miami!
 Smettila di dire sciocchezze: la capitale degli Stati Uniti non È Miami!
talk of [sth] 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] (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 [sth] 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] (speak about)parlare di vi
talk of the town (idiom.)essere la favola della città
talk on [sth] 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] (speak publicly about)fare un discorso su qlcs, tenere un discorso su qlcs vtr
  parlare di qlcs 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.
 Terrò un discorso sulla letteratura americana il prossimo giovedì.
 Il presidente introdusse che il primo relatore che avrebbe parlato dell'aumento dei prezzi.
talk out sviscerare v
talk [sb] out of [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (dissuade)dissuadere qlcn da qlcs vtr
talk [sb] out of doing [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (dissuade from doing [sth])dissuadere qlcn dal fare qlcs, convincere qlcn a non fare qlcs vtr
 I'm trying to talk her out of leaving school at 16.
 Sto cercando di convincerla a non lasciare la scuola a 16 anni.
talk out of both sides of one's mouth v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (say contradictory things)dire ogni volta una cosa diversa
talk over [sth/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] (speak more loudly than)  (a voce più alta)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. Smettila di cercare di parlarmi sopra.
talk over [sth] vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (discuss)parlare di qlcs, discutere di qlcs vi
 Let's talk over your college plans.
 Parliamo dei tuoi progetti per l'università.
talk rubbish v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal, UK (say [sth] nonsensical or ill informed)dire sciocchezze, dire stupidaggini vtr
talk [sb] out of dissuadere qcn dal fare qcs
talk shop v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (discuss work)parlare di lavoro vi
 The girls were bored while my co-worker and I talked shop for a while.
 Le ragazze si annoiavano mentre io e il mio collega abbiamo parlato per un po' di lavoro.
talk show nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (TV discussion programme)talk show nm
 His performance on the talk show was pretty poor.
 La sua apparizione al talk show è stata un flop.
talk show nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (TV interview programme)talk show nm
talk through
talk [sb] through [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(guide through: a procedure, etc.)spiegare qlcs passo passo a qlcn vtr
talk to [sb] vi + prep (speak to, address)parlare a qlcn, parlare con qlcn 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 vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (converse)parlarsi v rif
  dialogare, conversare vi
talk too much v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (speak excessively)parlare troppo vi
 She talks too much … and most of what she says is rubbish.
 Parla troppo e la maggior parte di quello che dice sono stupidaggini.
talk turkey (idiom.)parlare chiaro
talk up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." informal (speak more loudly)alzare la voce, parlare più forte vi
talk [sth] up 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] informal (promote)parlar bene di qlcs vi
  fare pubblicità a qlcs vtr
  promuovere, pubblicizzare vtr
talk with [sb] vi + prep (discuss [sth] with)parlare con, parlare a vi
 Can I talk with you a minute? I'll talk with my associates and get back to you.
 Posso parlare un attimo con te? Parlerò con i miei soci e vi farò sapere.
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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