Translation of "speak" - English-Japanese dictionary


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.

Do you speak English?
speak to someone UK (US speak with someone)

A1 to talk to someone

Could I speak to Mr Davis, please?
speak with someone

to talk to someone

Could I speak with Mr. Davis, please?

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