speak translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "speak" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /spiːk/ ( past tense spoke /spouk/, past participle spoken /ˈspoukən/)
to say (words) or talk
He can’t speak He spoke a few words to us.
(often with toor (American ) with) to talk or converse
hablar, conversar
Can I speak to/with you for a moment? We spoke for hours about it.
to (be able to) talk in (a language)
She speaks Russian.
to tell or make known (one’s thoughts, the truth etc)
I always speak my mind.
to make a speech, address an audience
The Prime Minister spoke on unemployment.
speaker noun a person who is or was speaking
persona que habla, interlocutor, conferenciante
The speaker was interrupted by hecklers in the crowd.
(sometimes loudspeaker) the device in a radio, record-player etc which converts the electrical impulses into audible sounds
Our record-player needs a new speaker.
speaking adjective involving speech
a speaking part in a play.
used in speech
voz, habla, forma de hablar
a pleasant speaking voice.
spoken adjective produced by speaking
hablado, oral
the spoken word.
-spoken suffix speaking in a particular way
plain-spoken smooth-spoken.
generally speaking adverb in general
en términos generales
Generally speaking, men are stronger than women.
speak for itself/themselves phrasal verb to have an obvious meaning; not to need explaining
ser evidente, hablar por sí solo
The facts speak for themselves.
speak out phrasal verb to say boldly what one thinks
hablar claro
I feel the time has come to speak out.
speak up phrasal verb to speak (more) loudly
hablar más fuerte
Speak up! We can’t hear you!
to speak of worth mentioning
digno de mención
He has no talent to speak of.
(Definition of speak from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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