Quick answer
"Chat" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "charlar", and "rant" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "despotricar". Learn more about the difference between "chat" and "rant" 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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rant
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to bluster)
a. despotricar
She ranted for an hour about the unrealistic representation of psychologists in the movie.Despotricó por una hora acerca de la representación poco realista de los psicólogos en la película.
b. vociferar
Celia ranted about how everyone ate her birthday cake but her, so her aunt baked her another one.Celia vociferó sobre cómo todos comieron su pastel de cumpleaños salvo ella, por lo que su tía le horneó otro.
c. echar pestes
The radio show host ranted during his entire program about how he'd never vote for that person.El presentador de radio echó pestes durante todo el programa diciendo que nunca votaría por esa persona.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (diatribe)
a. la diatriba
(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).
Shawn went on a rant about the high fees that ex-politicians get paid to speak at his university.Shawn soltó una diatriba sobre las altas tarifas que los expolíticos cobran por hablar en su universidad.
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