Quick answer
"Chat" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "charlar", and "mute" is an adjective which is often translated as "mudo". Learn more about the difference between "chat" and "mute" 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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mute(
myut
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (silent)
a. mudo
June was in love with Dan, but became mute whenever she was around him.June estaba enamorada de Dan, pero se quedaba muda siempre que estaba cerca de él.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(medicine)
a. mudo
Danny is so shy that the other kids in school thought he was mute.Danny es tan tímido que los otros niños de la escuela creían que era mudo.
3. (linguistics)
a. mudo
You need to remember that the letter "h" is mute in the word "hambre."Tienes que acordarte que la letra hache en la palabra "hambre" es muda.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(medicine)
a. el mudo
(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).
, la muda
(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).
The members of the king's retinue were all mutes.Los miembros del séquito del rey eran todos mudos.
5. (music)
a. la sordina
(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).
Rafael put a mute in his trumpet so as not to disturb the neighbors while he practiced.Rafael colocó una sordina en su trompeta para no molestar a los vecinos mientras practicaba.
6. (volume setting)
a. el silencio
(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 phone rang and Silvia put the TV on mute.El teléfono sonó y Silvia puso la tele en silencio.
b. el mute
(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).
Would you put the television on mute until that loud commercial is over?¿Puedes poner el televisor en mute hasta que pase ese comercial tan ruidoso?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (music)
a. ponerle sordina
Maynard muted the trumpet because he was afraid he would play too loud.Maynard le puso sordina a la trompeta porque temía tocar demasiado fuerte.
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