Translation of "speak" - English-Japanese dictionary

speak

verb /spiːk/ (present participle speaking, past tense spoke, past participle spoken)

A1 to say something using your voice

話す, しゃべる
She speaks very quietly.
There was complete silence – nobody spoke.
speak English, French, German, etc.

A1 to be able to say things in English, French, German, etc.

英語(フランス語、ドイツ語、等)を話す
Do you speak English?
speak to someone UK (US speak with someone)

A1 to talk to someone

(人)に話をする
Could I speak to Mr Davis, please?
speak with someone

to talk to someone

(人)と話をする
Could I speak with Mr. Davis, please?

(Translation of “speak” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)