Definition of 'conversation'
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This book will prompt happy conversations about what matters most. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Suddenly we were in the midst of an earnest conversation about my fear of failure as a writer. Smithsonian Mag (2017)The next month teachers reported that the pair and a third pupil had a long conversation about suicide with a member of staff. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I’m interested in this is because I’m now engaged in trying to change the conversation about conservation. Smithsonian Mag (2017)A deep conversation can transform a relationship into a genuine love bond. The Sun (2016)We're getting to the point where we want to include her in our conversations and laugh about times with her. The Sun (2016)Don't arrive and embark on a conversation about how tough you are finding it to get your parking ticket money back from the council. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fun part of the job is having the creative conversations about where to take the channel. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The ideas also become the basis of informal conversations over coffee or lunch. Christianity Today (2000)We found somewhere quiet to chat and the conversation became deep and personal. The Sun (2014)Try to end the conversation as soon as possible after that. The Sun (2007)You should always be able to hold a conversation while walking fast and jogging slowly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The demands of his career meant that serious conversations about the relationship occurred early on. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Most employee issues like this can be resolved with a simple informal conversation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It feels risky to have that deep conversation about love but it gets things moving. The Sun (2013)He reluctantly did but continued holding a loud conversation with our driver. The Sun (2015)He always carried a list of erudite subjects to dinner to talk about if conversation should flag. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Just have a conversation about how to make your visits work. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Deep conversation about the point of marriage and love. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But the idea of holding an intelligent conversation with an animal has only seriously been explored with chimpanzees. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He compiled a dossier of observations, conversations and speeches which led to convictions. The Sun (2008)Before my girlfriend could reply, the guy blocked the conversation. The Sun (2015)But in an advertisement featuring only a conversation, the speech can go out at maximum volume. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The doctor was a small man behind a big desk, but our conversations seemed informal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I wondered whether the T-shirt slogan might not be used to sign off telephone conversations. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'conversation'
British English: conversation /ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃən/ NOUN
If you have a conversation with someone, you talk to each other, usually in an informal situation.
I had a conversation with him.
- American English: conversation
- Arabic: مُحَادَثَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: conversa
- Chinese: 会话
- Croatian: razgovor
- Czech: rozhovor
- Danish: samtale
- Dutch: conversatie
- European Spanish: conversación
- Finnish: keskustelu
- French: conversation
- German: Unterhaltung
- Greek: συνομιλία
- Italian: conversazione
- Japanese: 会話
- Korean: 대화
- Norwegian: konversasjon
- Polish: rozmowa
- European Portuguese: conversa
- Romanian: conversație
- Russian: разговор
- Spanish: conversación
- Swedish: samtal
- Thai: บทสนทนา
- Turkish: konuşma
- Ukrainian: бесіда
- Vietnamese: cuộc nói chuyện
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