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

讲话,谈话;谈论
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。

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talk verb [ I ] (DISCUSS)

talk business, politics, etc.

C1 to discuss a particular subject

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

talknoun

uk /tɔːk/ us /tɑːk/

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

交谈
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

演讲;讲座
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

商谈;会谈
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

闲谈;话题
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。

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