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Translation of "speak" - English-Spanish dictionary

speak

verb /spiːk/ ( past tense spoke /spouk/, past participle spoken /ˈspoukən/)
to say (words) or talk hablar 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) hablar She speaks Russian. to tell or make known (one’s thoughts, the truth etc) decir I always speak my mind. to make a speech, address an audience pronunciar 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 altavoz Our record-player needs a new speaker. speaking adjective involving speech hablado 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 hablado… 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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