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English definition of “speak”

speak

verb [T] (LANGUAGE)    /spiːk/ (spoke, spoken)
A1 to (be able to) talk in a language : He speaks fluent French . How many foreign languages do you speak? I couldn't speak a word of (= I did not know any) Spanish when I got there. I couldn't work out what language they were speaking.Using other languages
(Definition of speak verb (LANGUAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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