French translation of 'speaking'
Example Sentences Including 'speaking'
The necromancer was speaking again, speaking words of power that rose up around Sam like bands of steel.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
I stopped and watched her speaking and simultaneously shaking her head.BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
He finished his food and tore into the packet of cigarettes and chain-smoked three of them without speaking.INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS (2002)
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⇒ Do you speak English?
Parlez-vous anglais?spoken French
le français parlé
- [truth, words]
direto speak one's mind
dire ce que l'on pense
- (= talk)
parlerto speak to sb
parler à qn
⇒ Have you spoken to him?
Tu lui as parlé?
⇒ She spoke to him about it.
Elle lui en a parlé.to speak about sth
parler de qchspeaking! (on telephone)
elle-mêmespeaking as a parent
en tant que parentI spoke too soon
j'ai parlé trop viteno ... to speak of
⇒ He has no money to speak of.
Il n'a pas d'argent à proprement parler.nothing to speak of
rien qui vaille la peine d'en parlernot to speak of ... (= not to mention)
sans parler de ...speaking of sth (= since we are speaking of it)
en parlant de qchso to speak
pour ainsi direactions speak louder than words
les actes sont plus éloquents que les parolesto speak well of sb
dire du bien de qnto speak highly of sb
dire le plus grand bien de qnto speak ill of sb
dire du mal de qngenerally speaking
d'une manière généraleroughly speaking
- (= make a speech)
⇒ The President spoke of the need for compromise.
Le Président a parlé du besoin de compromis.
⇒ The Prime Minister spoke to the nation on television.
Le Premier ministre s'est adressé à la nation à la télévision.to speak at a conference
parler lors d'une conférence,
prendre la parole lors d'une conférence
- (= talk to one another)
⇒ They're still not speaking.
Ils ne se parlent toujours pas.
to speak of sth (= be evidence of)
⇒ His behaviour spoke of an early maturity.
Son comportement montrait une maturité précoce.,
Son comportement indiquait une maturité précoce.
Example Sentences Including 'speak'
You round up your little Karien friend and ask him where Dace is, and I'll speak to Adrina.TREASON KEEP (2001)
He tried to speak himself, through teeth that chattered with cold, unconsciously imitating the rhythm of the gunfire.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
You have been in the enemy camp and you speak their language.TREASON KEEP (2001)
- (on telephone)
'speaking' in Other Languages
Translation of speaking from the Collins English to French Dictionary