Quick answer
"Watch" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "ver", and "talk" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "hablar". Learn more about the difference between "watch" and "talk" below.
watch(
wach
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to see)
a. ver
Let's watch a movie tonight.Veamos una película esta noche.
b. mirar
My wife watched me while I played the piano.Mi esposa me miraba mientras tocaba el piano.
c. observar
If you watch this scene carefully, you'll see him disappear.Si observas esta escena con atención, lo verás desaparecerse.
2. (to keep under observation)
a. vigilar
A teacher watches the students while they are taking the test.Un profesor vigila a los alumnos mientras hacen el examen.
3. (to be mindful of)
a. vigilar
You'll need to watch your weight if you go on working at that cake shop.Tendrás que vigilar tu peso si sigues trabajando en esa pastelería.
b. tener cuidado con
You need to watch that dog. It doesn't like children.Hay que tener cuidado con ese perro; no le gustan los niños.
c. tener cuidado de
Watch you don't lose your wedding ring; it looks very loose.Ten cuidado de no perder la alianza; parece que te va grande.
d. cuidado con (used as interjection)
Watch the laptop cable!¡Cuidado con el cable del portátil!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to observe)
a. mirar
He just watched while I ate.Solo miraba mientras yo comía.
b. observar
If you watch, you'll see that happen a lot.Si observas, verás que ocurre con mucha frecuencia.
5. (to keep guard)
a. vigilar
I told my man to keep watching and call me with any news.Le dije a mi hombre que siguiera vigilando y que me llamara con cualquier novedad.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (wristwatch)
a. el reloj
(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).
My new watch is waterproof down to 50 meters.Mi reloj nuevo es sumergible hasta 50 metros.
7. (vigilance)
a. la vigilancia
(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 patient is under watch for Ebola.El paciente se encuentra bajo vigilancia por ébola.
8. (time keeping guard)
a. la guardia
(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).
Most of the watches in the Navy last four hours.La mayoría de las guardias en la Marina duran cuatro horas.
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talk(
tak
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to articulate words)
a. hablar
He hasn't talked at all since the stroke.No ha hablado nada desde el derrame cerebral.
2. (to discuss)
a. hablar
In the meeting we talked about my future at the company.En la reunión hablamos sobre mi futuro en la compañía.
b. platicar
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
My best friend and I spent the night talking about boys.Mi mejor amiga y yo nos pasamos la noche platicando de muchachos.
3. (to gossip)
a. hablar
You should avoid doing anything that will give people a reason to talk.Debes evitar todo aquello que le dé a la gente de qué hablar.
b. murmurar
Everyone is always talking about everyone else in this town.Todos murmuran sobre los demás en esta ciudad.
4. (to give a lecture)
a. dar una conferencia
Today I'm going to talk about new technologies.Hoy voy a dar una conferencia sobre nuevas tecnologías.
b. dar una charla
The professor is going to talk about public policy this afternoon.El profesor va a dar una charla sobre políticas públicas esta tarde.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to discuss)
a. hablar de
It isn't polite to talk politics or religion at the dinner table.No se debe hablar de la política o de la religión durante la cena.
6. (to convince)
a. convencer
I didn't want to go to the party, but my girlfriend talked me into it.No quería ir a la fiesta, pero mi novia me convenció que fuéramos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (conversation)
a. 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 talk about my future.Tuvimos una conversación sobre mi futuro.
b. 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 a really good talk with my parents.Tuve una muy buena plática con mis padres.
8. (lecture)
a. la conferencia
(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 went to a talk about climate change.Fui a una conferencia sobre el cambio climático.
b. 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).
After the talk, there will be 15 minutes for questions.Después de la charla, habrá 15 minutos para preguntas.
9. (gossip)
a. el rumor
(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).
They say we're all going to get raises, but it's little more than talk at this point.Se dice que todos vamos a recibir un aumento de salario, pero es puro rumor a estas alturas.
b. las habladurías
(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 talk in this office has gotten completely out of hand.Las habladurías en esta oficina están completamente descontroladas.
10. (hot air)
a. la palabrería
(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).
It's time to turn all of this talk into action.Es hora de cambiar toda esta palabrería por acción.
b. las palabras
(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).
If you want to succeed, stop the talk and start doing something.Si quieres tener éxito, déjate de palabras y pasa a la acción.
11. (language)
a. el modo de hablar
(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).
By his talk, you could tell he wasn't from here.Por su modo de hablar, se sabía que no era de aquí.
talks
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
12. (negotiations)
a. las negociaciones
(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 talks concluded when both parties reached an agreement.Las negociaciones concluyeron cuando ambas partes llegaron a un acuerdo.
b. las conversaciones
(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 purpose of the talks was to come to an agreement over the nuclear issue.El propósito de las conversaciones es llegar a un acuerdo sobre el tema nuclear.
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