charlaban
-they were chatting
The word charlaban is the imperfect form of charlar in the third person plural.
See the full charlar conjugation

charlar

Dijo que Sam estaba contento, y que charlaban alegremente.
Said Sam was happy, and they were chatting quite happily.
Mientras cabalgaban, los dos charlaban sobre los misterios de la vida.
While they rode, they talked about the mysteries of life.
Fui a caminar ya que ustedes charlaban.
I went for a walk since you guys were chatting.
Los hom bres no hablaban en absoluto, pero las mujeres charlaban y soltaban risitas de la mañana a la noche.
The men did not talk at all, but the women chatted and giggled all day long.
Cuando los cazadores se encontraban con otros grupos en el bosque, charlaban, cotilleaban y se contaban las últimas noticias de sus parientes.
Whenever hunters met hunters from other groups in the forest, they chatted and gossiped, and they found out the latest news about their relatives.
Efectivamente, en Sol, Julio y dos amigos más estaban ya hablando con otros grupos de gente dispersa que charlaban en la plaza, desconcertados tras los disturbios.
Indeed, in Sol, Julio and two more friends were already talking to other groups spread around the square, chatting, taken aback after the disturbances.
En los alrededores de los cuarteles, cerca de los centinelas y las patrullas, veíanse grupos de obreros y obreras que charlaban amistosamente con ellos.
Around the barracks, sentinels, patrols and lines of soldiers stood groups of working men and women exchanging friendly words with the army men.
Una superficie sin vientos nos permitió sentir la serenidad del lugar; el agua traía el eco de los que charlaban con ánimo en la playa y del golpeteo de los remos.
A windless surface enabled us to feel the quietness around us. The water brought along the voices of the people chatting joyfully on the beach and the noise made by the paddles.
Los golfistas pasaron una noche espléndida en el restaurante La Casita el miércoles para marcar la apertura del 36º Casa de Campo Open. Entusiasmados por las rondas del torneo que comenzarían a la mañana siguiente, los golfistas charlaban con amigos así como también conocían a la competencia.
Golfers had a jovial time dining at La Casita restaurant the night before last to mark the opening of the 36th Casa de Campo Open. Enthusiastic for the tournament rounds that began the following morning, golfers chatted with friends and introduced themselves to the competition.
Médicos y enfermeras charlaban animadamente en el salón del personal.
Doctors and nurses were chatting animatedly in the staff room.
Los niños jugaban en el jardín mientras los adultos charlaban adentro.
The children played in the garden while the grown-ups chatted inside.
Los cuatro pasajeros charlaban en el cupé mientras el cochero recorría las calles de Londres.
The four passengers chatted in the clarence while the driver navigated the streets of London.
Los dos guardianes tomaban café y charlaban frente a las pantallas del circuito cerrado de televisión.
The two watchmen were having coffee and chatting in front of the CCTV screens.
Los conductores de los coches de caballos fumaban y charlaban entre sí mientras sus animales bebían agua del abrevadero.
The cab drivers were smoking and chatting among themselves while their horses drank water from the trough.
Se hacía tarde, y en la playa solo había unas mujeres que charlaban y contemplaban la puesta de sol.
It was getting late, and on the beach there were only a few women chatting and watching the sunset.
Charlaban como viejos camaradas.
They were talking together like old pals.
Charlaban entre sí en la calle sin apuros, los que circulaban en auto lo hacían con cierta parsimonia y notamos que la hora de la siesta era respetada.
Some of them were having an unhurried chat, others were driving their vehicles leisurely and we also noticed that time for a nap was sacred.
¿No podían esperar hasta mañana y charlaban en la oficina?
Couldn't you talk tomorrow at the office?
Lo he oído cuando charlaban.
I picked it up.
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