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converse

USAGE NOTE
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 2.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
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).
noun
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).
adjective
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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converse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (opposite)
a.
the converselo contrario, lo opuesto
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converse [kənˈvɜːs]
intransitive verb
to converse (with sb) (about sth) conversar or platicar (con algn) (sobre algo); (LAm) to converse by signs hablar por señas
converse [ˈkɒnvɜːs]
noun
(Mat) (Logic) proposición (f) recíproca; (gen) inversa (f)
but the converse is true pero la verdad es al revés
adjective
contrario; opuesto; (Logic) recíproco;
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