say in words; talk
make a speech
"She talks a lot of nonsense"
"This depressed patient does not verbalize"
"We often talk business"
"Actions talk louder than words"
"the baby talks already"
"the prisoner won't speak"
"they speak a strange dialect"
"The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
"The drums spoke"
It was fair the speak of the place that happening early in April.
出自： L. G. Gibbon
The one who spoke had a broad Lancashire accent.
出自： J. Wain
William found her very weak and unable to speak distinctly.
出自： G. Battiscombe
No one spoke except about the weather.
He must speak to this woman.
出自： P. Fitzgerald
Nice people don't speak about such unpleasant matters.
I have never spoken of these things to anyone before.
In his lecture, he spoke of the increasing use of computers.
It is nothing to speak of.
Whom have you been speaking of?
That is the museum that I spoke of just now.
The lecturer spoke of many things relating to chemistry.
We defy death,not to speak of hardships and difficulties.
Speak out—don't be afraid.
I was determined to speak out.
我决心直言不讳。 speak out against sth
I am going to speak out against the committee's decision.
I expect you to speak out against tyranny when the time comes.
He spoke out against the plan because he thought it was too costly.
Could you come and speak to our Literary Society?
She was afraid to be seen speaking to me.
Few noble persons ever spoke to those of humble origins but to give an order.
贵人们除了发号施令以外很少跟出身卑贱的人说话。 speak sth to sb
He has spoken his mind to me.
I am angry and I want a chance to speak my mind to the director.
我很气愤,我想找机会向主任坦率地谈谈自己的想法。 speak to sb/sth
He did not speak to the subject.
We must speak to the topic under discussion.
He spoke to the question.
I can speak to his veracity.
He did not speak to the point.
他的话不中肯。 speak to sb
He was late again today; it's time you spoke to that boy.
I'll speak to him about his rudeness at the meeting.
The manager spoke to John about his slackness in work.
Would you please speak up, as we can't hear you?
His talk is interesting but I do wish he'd speak up.
误 He didn't speak where he lived.
正 He didn't say where he lived.
误 He says English well.
正 He speaks English well.