Quick answer
"Chat" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "charlar", and "converse" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "conversar". Learn more about the difference between "chat" and "converse" below.
chat(
chaht
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to converse)
a. charlar
We were just chatting about you when you walked in.Justo estábamos charlando de ti cuando entraste.
b. conversar
I went to a café after school yesterday to chat with some friends.Fui a un café ayer para conversar con unos amigos.
c. platicar
I think you need to chat with your son about his behavior.Creo que debes platicar con tu hijo sobre su comportamiento.
2. (computing)
a. chatear
She's always on her computer chatting with someone instead of talking with the people around her.Siempre está chateando en la computadora en lugar de hablar con la gente de su alrededor.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (light conversation)
a. la charla
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I enjoyed our chat over lunch today.Disfruté la charla que tuvimos durante el almuerzo hoy.
b. la conversación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We had a pleasant chat over dinner with the family on Christmas.Tuvimos una conversación placentera durante la cena con la familia en Navidad.
c. la plática
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I had an interesting chat in the cab from the airport.Tuve una plática interesante en el taxi desde el aeropuerto.
4. (computing)
a. el chat
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The customer service representative told me she would save our chat for future reference.La representante de atención al cliente me dijo que grabaría nuestro chat para referencia futura.
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converse
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to talk)
a. conversar
She was widely read and could converse on any number of subjects with ease.Era una persona de amplia cultura, capaz de conversar con facilidad sobre infinidad de temas.
b. hablar
The person we hire must be able to converse fluently in French and Spanish.La persona que contratemos debe saber hablar francés y español con fluidez.
c. platicar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Two gentlemen were conversing quietly with each other in the bar.En el bar, dos señores platicaban entre sí en voz queda.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (the opposite)
a. lo contrario
Girls usually do better than boys in these tests, but the converse may also be true.Las niñas suelen obtener mejores resultados en estas pruebas, pero también puede suceder lo contrario.
b. lo opuesto
Many people transfer video tapes to DVD, but the converse is much less likely.Mucha gente pasa cintas de video a DVD, pero lo opuesto es mucho menos frecuente.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (opposite)
a. contrario
Far from getting him on your side, criticizing him will have the converse effect.Lejos de conseguir que te apoye, criticarlo tendrá el efecto contrario.
b. opuesto
We've talked about renting a house abroad, but I'd like to talk about the converse possibility.Hemos hablado de alquilar una casa en el extranjero, pero me gustaría hablar de la posibilidad opuesta.
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