Translation of "talk" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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talkverb [ I ]

uk /tɔːk/ us /tɑːk/

talk verb [ I ] (SAY WORDS)

A1 to say words aloud; to speak to someone

We were just talking about Gareth's new girlfriend. 我们刚才在谈论西蒙的新女友。
My little girl has just started to talk. 我的小女儿刚开始说话。
She talks to her mother on the phone every week. 她每周都跟母亲通电话。

More examples

  • You're not allowed to talk during the exam.
  • The argument was upsetting for us all - I don't want to talk about it.
  • Could I talk to you about a personal matter?
  • He didn't talk about his exam results in case people thought he was boasting.
  • She waves her hands around a lot when she's talking.

talk verb [ I ] (DISCUSS)

talk business, politics, etc.

C1 to discuss a particular subject

Whenever they're together, they talk politics. 他们一到一起就谈论政治。


uk /tɔːk/ us /tɑːk/

B1 [ C ] a conversation between two people, often about a particular subject

I asked him to have a talk with his mother about his plan. 我叫他跟他母亲谈谈他的计划。

B2 [ C ] a speech given to a group of people to teach or tell them about a particular subject

He gave a talk about/on his visit to Malaysia. 他就他的美国之行搞了一个讲座。
talks C2 [ plural ]

serious and formal discussions on an important subject, usually intended to produce decisions or agreements

Talks were held in Madrid about the fuel crisis. 有关燃料危机的会谈在马德里召开。

C2 [ U ] the action of talking about what might happen or be true, or the subject people are talking about

Talk won't get us anywhere. 闲谈对我们毫无益处。
The talk/Her talk was all about the wedding. 那次谈话/她所说的全都是关于婚礼的事。

More examples

  • He gave a talk on the representation of women in 19th-century art.
  • We need to have another talk about this - can we meet later this afternoon?
  • Our talk soon veered onto the subject of football.
  • She was nervous about giving a talk to her colleagues, but she carried it off very well.
  • I had to have a talk to her about a complaint that was made about her work.

(Translation of “talk” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)