Translation of "speak" - English-Turkish dictionary

speak

verb uk us /spiːk/ (past tense spoke, past participle spoken)
SAY WORDS [ I ]

A1 to say something using your voice

konuşmak
to speak loudly/quietly
There was complete silence - nobody spoke.
speak to sb mainly UK ( mainly US speak with sb)

to talk to someone

biriyle konuşmak
Could I speak to Mr Davis, please?
Have you spoken with your new neighbors yet?
speak about/of sth

to talk about something

bir şey hakkında konuşmak
He refused to speak about the matter in public.
speak English/French/German, etc

A1 to be able to communicate in English/French/German, etc

yabancı dil konuşmak
Do you speak English?
IN PUBLIC [ I ]

to make a speech to a large group of people

konuşma yapmak
She was invited to speak at a conference in Madrid.
speak for/on behalf of sb

to express the feelings, opinions, etc of another person or of a group of people

birisi adına konuşmak
I've been chosen to speak on behalf of the whole class.
generally/personally, etc speaking

B2 used to explain that you are talking about something in a general/personal, etc way

genel/kişisel anlamda
Personally speaking, I don't like cats.
so to speak

used to explain that the words you are using do not have their usual meaning

tâbiri caizse, deyim yerindeyse, neredeyse, âdeta, sanki → See also speak/talk of the devil , speak your mind

(Translation of “speak” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)