Translation of "speech" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


noun (SAY WORDS) 說話 uk us /spiːtʃ/

[ U ] the ability to talk, the activity of talking, or a piece of spoken language

Children usually develop speech in the second year of life. 兒童通常在一歲以後開始學習說話。
People who suffer a stroke may experience a loss of speech. 中風患者可能會喪失說話能力。

[ U ] the way a person talks

His speech was slurred and I thought he was drunk. 他說話含混不清,我想他是喝醉了。

[ U ] the language used when talking

Some expressions are used more in speech than in writing. 有些表達方式在口語中比書面語中用得多。

[ C ] a set of words spoken in a play

Do you know the words to Hamlet's famous speech at the beginning of Act III? 你知道第三幕開頭哈姆雷特那段著名的台詞具體是怎麽說的嗎?

(Translation of “speech noun (SAY WORDS)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)