speak/talk the same language

idiom

: to understand each other well because of shared ideas and feelings
She and I will never get along. We just don't speak the same language.

Examples of speak/talk the same language in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Personalized Connected Experiences The evolution of cross-channel experiences now emphasizes seamless personalization, ensuring marketing channels like email and website interactions speak the same language. Raviteja Dodda, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 The countless number of people who come to speak with us after a service, that may not speak the same language as us, but have tears in their eyes or simply touch their heart to express how the service moved them, is beyond words. Ashley McDonough, Essence, 1 Feb. 2024 From New York and Tel Aviv to Dubai and Belgrade, the fruit has become a symbol of solidarity, drawing together activists who don’t speak the same language or belong to the same culture but share a common cause. Anna Furman, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Jan. 2024 The measure has been hailed by academic researchers, legislators, and others as a potential sea change, particularly for groups that, while bundled together in current data, may not speak the same language, share the same culture, or face the same economic or social hurdles. Matt Stout, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2023 Like many sequences in Er Gorbach’s tough and uncompromising drama, there is hardly any dialogue — in this case, the couples don’t speak the same language — and we’re left to linger over the images. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Aug. 2023 Rex Colubra and Elvis the smallmouth bass speak the same language In fact, Colubra and Elvis have their own language. Christopher Kuhagen, Journal Sentinel, 14 July 2023 Recent partnerships have included the airline JetBlue and the language learning app Duolingo — the latter of which resulted in an April Fools’ Day trailer for a spoof reality dating show with contestants who don’t speak the same language. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 June 2023 Even though some didn’t speak the same language, small kids pedaled, laughed and raced down the corridor on tricycles. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2023 See More

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