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conversation mondaine

English translation: social chit-chat

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French term or phrase:conversation mondaine
English translation:social chit-chat
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12:13 Jun 24, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: conversation mondaine
ceux installés dans les loges paraissent davantage pris par leur conversation mondaine que par les arias des chanteurs sur scène
George Calia
Local time: 06:11
social chit-chat
Explanation:
would seem to fit the context. "The audience in the box seats seemed to be more interested in their social chit-chat than in the arias of the singers on stage." -- HTH, HC
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 22:11
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Summary of answers provided
nasocial chit-chatHeathcliff
naworldly chatterMary Wilburn
nasmall talk, gossipJesús Paredes


  

Answers


17 mins
small talk, gossip


Explanation:
Small talk: conversation about everyday and unimportant social matters. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current Englisn.

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 02:11
PRO pts in pair: 28
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2 hrs
worldly chatter


Explanation:
"[W]orldly conversation" is the literal meaning, but the tone seems to warrant a term that minimizes the value of the speech.

Mary Wilburn
United States
Local time: 01:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4
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4 hrs
social chit-chat


Explanation:
would seem to fit the context. "The audience in the box seats seemed to be more interested in their social chit-chat than in the arias of the singers on stage." -- HTH, HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 22:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
Grading comment
Thanks again. All of the answers were very helpful.
George, London.
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