Some people are really good at conversations and they can run a conversation perfectly without having to reach for words. They always find the right words to say in any situation and as a result, people enjoy their conversations. What is that person called in English?

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    Fluent? Eloquent? May 7, 2020 at 21:42
  • Try raconteur.
    – Robusto
    May 7, 2020 at 22:26
  • @Robusto I would suggest that raconteurs are more noted for their enthusiasm at spilling a yarn, and not necessarily for their erudition. I once had a Polish landlord who kept his lodgers enthralled with stories of his escape from Poland to join the British army in Italy during WW2. (He'd been at Monte Cassino.) But his tales were made even more entertaining by his quaint application of English grammar.
    – WS2
    May 7, 2020 at 23:11
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    @WS2: OP said nothing about erudition. He did, however, use the words "good at conversations" and "people enjoy their conversations." The "right" words don't have to be esoteric.
    – Robusto
    May 7, 2020 at 23:17

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"articulate" is an adjective for those who can express themselves easily, clearly and effectively.

  • articulate (adj) expressing oneself readily, clearly, and effectively

I'd call that person a "smooth talker", or maybe "silver tongued" or just "slick"...

Smooth talker synonyms — Power Thesaurus

Another word for smooth talking — Word Hippo


Not looking very far, you simply call such a person "a smooth talking man/boy/women/girl/…".

  • A smooth-talking man talks very confidently in a way that is likely to persuade people,…

Both the spellings "smooth-talking" and "smooth talking" are found.


Answering the question in the title only- smooth at talking, I would have answered a raconteur.
From Merriam-Webster: : one who excels in telling anecdotes : storyteller
However, extending that to smoothness in dialogue, there are several excellent suggestions above.
And as the OP has highlighted "enjoyment of the conversation," which is not likely to result solely from optimal word choices, but also from the art of delivery, I would say the description that fits is either
a most articulate raconteur, or eloquent conversationalist.

  • +1 to both Decapitated Soul and Centaurus as I borrowed their answers to flesh out my own.
    – lumbrjak
    May 7, 2020 at 22:28

A wordsmith word·smith /ˈwərdˌsmiTH/ (noun): a skilled user of words.

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    You need to cite the source of your definition.
    – Laurel
    May 7, 2020 at 23:41

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