talk someone's language


talk someone's language
talk someone’s language informal phrase
to communicate in a way that someone else can understand

We just don’t talk the same language as people like that.

Thesaurus: to say something in a particular wayhyponym general words meaning to say somethingsynonym
Main entry: talk

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • talk someone's language — informal to communicate in a way that someone else can understand We just don t talk the same language as people like that …   English dictionary

  • talk the same language — speak/talk/the same language phrase to have the same ideas and attitudes as someone else We have to be sure we’re speaking the same language. Thesaurus: to agree with someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: language * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • talk the same language — speak/talk the same language ► to understand someone because you have the same way of thinking about things, or of doing things: »Our businesses complement each other, and we speak the same language. Main Entry: ↑language …   Financial and business terms

  • speak/talk the same language — ► to understand someone because you have the same way of thinking about things, or of doing things: »Our businesses complement each other, and we speak the same language. Main Entry: ↑language …   Financial and business terms

  • talk — talk1 [ tɔk ] verb *** ▸ 1 communicate ▸ 2 discuss ▸ 3 give lecture ▸ 4 give secret information ▸ 5 achieve something by talking ▸ 6 send information ▸ 7 have power to persuade ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive to use words to communicate: Can their… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • talk */*/*/ — I UK [tɔːk] / US [tɔk] verb Word forms talk : present tense I/you/we/they talk he/she/it talks present participle talking past tense talked past participle talked Other ways of saying talk: chat to talk informally in a friendly way: We sat… …   English dictionary

  • talk — /tɔk / (say tawk) verb (i) 1. to speak or converse; perform the act of speaking. 2. to make known or interchange ideas, information, etc., by means of spoken words. 3. to consult or confer. 4. to gossip. 5. to chatter or prate. 6. to reveal… …   Australian English dictionary

  • talk — [[t]tɔ͟ːk[/t]] ♦ talks, talking, talked 1) VERB When you talk, you use spoken language to express your thoughts, ideas, or feelings. He was too distressed to talk... A teacher reprimanded a girl for talking in class... The boys all began to talk… …   English dictionary

  • talk — 1 verb 1 CONVERSATION (I) to say things to someone, especially in a conversation: talk to: Who was that you were talking to at the party? | talk with: Bob was talking with a pretty woman from the fire department. | talk about/of: We were talking… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • talk — talkable, adj. talkability, n. talker, n. /tawk/, v.i. 1. to communicate or exchange ideas, information, etc., by speaking: to talk about poetry. 2. to consult or confer: Talk with your adviser. 3. to spread a rumor or tell a confidence; gossip.… …   Universalium


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