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English translation: interlocutor

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Polish term or phrase:interlokutor
English translation:interlocutor
Entered by: Ryszard (Richard) Jasinski
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23:58 Jul 5, 2001
Polish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Polish term or phrase: interlokutor
Nieoczekiwanie mój interlokutor najeżył się, zmienił ton głosu i zripostował ostro -
Ryszard (Richard) Jasinski
Poland
Local time: 22:48
here: the person in conversation with me/the person I was talking to
Explanation:
The term comes from Latin and has an exact equivalent in English:
interlocutor = one who takes part in dialogue with another
However, terms of Latin origin sound much better in Polish than in English.

Jacek
Selected response from:

Jacek Krankowski
Grading comment
Acc. to Cambridge Intl Dictionary
interlocutor
as you said thanks though actually I am looking for rather slangish term.
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Summary of answers provided
namy interlocutor OR my conversationalist OR conversational partnerponar
nainterlocutorbig_fish
nacorrespondent
jgal
nahere: the person in conversation with me/the person I was talking toJacek Krankowski


  

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25 mins
here: the person in conversation with me/the person I was talking to


Explanation:
The term comes from Latin and has an exact equivalent in English:
interlocutor = one who takes part in dialogue with another
However, terms of Latin origin sound much better in Polish than in English.

Jacek


    Polish-English Dictionary, Stanislawski
    Longman Dictionary of the English Language
Jacek Krankowski
PRO pts in pair: 1633
Grading comment
Acc. to Cambridge Intl Dictionary
interlocutor
as you said thanks though actually I am looking for rather slangish term.
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2 hrs
correspondent


Explanation:
for a simple expression to sum up 'interlokutor', I would use 'correspondent'

HTH

Julia

jgal
Local time: 22:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
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13 hrs
interlocutor


Explanation:
As a rule of thumb I use the guidance of Collins Cobuild. If I feel the word is too sophisticated (which is the case with the Polish equivalent), I look it up there. I've found it there, qualified as "formal", which it is also in Polish. Though I prefer to stick to simple and straightforward vocabulary in any language, I would use it out of respect to the author. If I hesitated, I would consider the advice given by Jacek K. above.
Regards

big_fish
Native speaker of: Polish
PRO pts in pair: 44
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2 days 23 hrs
my interlocutor OR my conversationalist OR conversational partner


Explanation:
interlocutor OR my conversationalist OR conversational partner/ also - interviewer; questioner; examiner.

"in·ter·loc·u·tor (ntr-lky-tr)
n.
Someone who takes part in a conversation, often formally or officially. "
"interlocutor n 1: the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk [syn: middleman] 2: a person who takes part in a conversation [syn: conversational partner]
Source: WordNet ® 1.6, © 1997 Princeton University"
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ponar
PRO pts in pair: 228
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