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16:06 Feb 13, 2009
English to Arabic translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: to talk at cross purposes
to talk at cross purposes
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1يتحدثان عن أمرين مختلفين دون أن يدركا ذلك
Ihab Abdelhafiz
5يتحدث حول الأهداف/ النوايا المتناقضة/المتعارضةhalani
4تصف حديث شخص-أشخاص- يختلف فيه فهم أحدهما لقصد نية للاخر
Tarik Boussetta
4تداخلتشويش في الكلامسوء تفاهم
Mostafa MOUHIBE


  

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تداخلتشويش في الكلامسوء تفاهم


Explanation:
تداخل\تشويش في الكلام\سوء تفاهم

Mostafa MOUHIBE
Morocco
Local time: 15:24
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 4
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يتحدثان عن أمرين مختلفين دون أن يدركا ذلك


Explanation:
أي أن هناك شخصان يتحدثان عن أمر ما، ويعتقدان أنهما يتكلمان في نفس الأمر، ثم يكتشفا في النهاية أن كل شخص كان يقصد أمرًا مختلفًأ.
"when two people don't understand each other because they are talking about two different things (but don't realise it)"


Example sentence(s):
  • We're talking at cross purposes here.

    Reference: http://www.bdr130.net/vb/t154810.html
Ihab Abdelhafiz
Egypt
Local time: 16:24
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish

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تصف حديث شخص-أشخاص- يختلف فيه فهم أحدهما لقصد نية للاخر


Explanation:

تصف حديث شخص-أشخاص- يختلف فيه فهم أحدهما لقصد \ نية للاخر

The French word used in such a case is "Quiproquo"
Good luck :)


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Note added at 1 hr (2009-02-13 18:01:06 GMT)
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الاخر typo

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Note added at 1 hr (2009-02-13 18:02:44 GMT)
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similar to

****NOT TO**** BE ON THE SAME WAVELENGTH :)

Tarik Boussetta
Local time: 15:24
Native speaker of: Arabic
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يتحدث حول الأهداف/ النوايا المتناقضة/المتعارضة


Explanation:
يتحدث حول الأهداف/ النوايا المتناقضة/المتعارضة

halani
United Arab Emirates
Local time: 18:24
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 46
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