Translation of "talk" - English-Traditional 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

講話,談話;談論
We were just talking about Gareth's new girlfriend. 我們剛才在談論賽門的新女友。
My little girl has just started to talk. 我的小女兒剛開始說話。
She talks to her mother on the phone every week. 她每週都跟母親通電話。

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

談論正事/政治等
Whenever they're together, they talk politics. 他們一在一起就談論政治。

talknoun

uk /tɔːk/ us /tɑːk/

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

交談
I asked him to have a talk with his mother about his plan. 我叫他跟他母親談談他的計劃。

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

演講;講座
He gave a talk about/on his visit to Malaysia. 他就他的美國之行舉辦了一個講座。
talks C2 [ plural ]

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

商談;會談
Talks were held in Madrid about the fuel crisis. 有關燃料危機的會談在馬德里召開。

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

閒談;話題
Talk won't get us anywhere. 閒談對我們毫無益處。
The talk/Her talk was all about the wedding. 那次談話/她所說的全都是關於婚禮的事。

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)