Hindi translation of 'speak'
speak /spiːk स्पीक्/
Word forms: speaks, speaking, spoke, spoken
1. intransitive or transitive verb
When you speak, you use your voice in order to say something.
He tried to speak, but she interrupted him.
Then I spoke these words.
speakerWord forms: speakers countable noun
Ask questions after the speaker has stopped talking.
2. intransitive verb
If you speak for a group of people, you make their views and demands known, or represent them.
की ओर से बोलना
I trust her to speak for me on this.
3. transitive verb
If you speak a foreign language, you know it and can use it.
He doesn't speak English.
speaker countable noun
बोलने वाला व्यक्ति mn
A fifth of the population are Russian speakers.
4. intransitive verb
If two people are not speaking, they no longer talk to each other because they have quarrelled.
My teenage daughter is not speaking to me after our most recent argument.
5. intransitive verb
If you speak well of someone or speak highly of someone, you say good things about them. If you speak ill of someone, you criticize them.
के बारे में अच्छी बातें कहना
You use speaking in expressions such as generally speaking and technically speaking to indicate the way in which your statement is true or relevant.
कहा जाए तो
Politically speaking, do you think that these moves have been effective?
You can say 'speaking as a parent' or 'speaking as a teacher', for example, to indicate that the opinion you are giving is based on your experience as a parent or as a teacher.
If something speaks for itself, its meaning or qualities are obvious and do not need to be explained or pointed out.
और अधिक स्पष्टीकरण की आवश्यकता न होना
You can say speaking of something that has just been mentioned as a way of introducing a new topic which has some connection with that thing.
की चर्चा करते हुए
'I remember what you said. Forget about the past, live for the future.' — 'That's right. Speaking of the future, I would like to take you to dinner tomorrow.'
Nothing to speak of means hardly anything or only unimportant things.
कुछ कहने लायक न होना
The house was nice but it had no garden to speak of.
You say so to speak to indicate that what you are saying is not literally true.
शाब्दिक रूप से
'We need something which will involve everyone.' — 'Something to rock the boat, so to speak?'
If you speak out in favour of something or against something, you say publicly that you think it is good or bad.
साहस के साथ कहना
She continued to speak out at meetings around the country.
If you ask someone to speak up, you are asking them to speak more loudly.
There are some differences in the way the verbs speak and talk are used. When you speak, you could, for example, be addressing someone or making a speech. Talk is more likely to be used when you are referring to a conversation or discussion. I talked about it with my family at dinner. Sometimes we'd talk all night. Talk can also be used to emphasize the activity of saying things, rather than the words that are spoken. She thought I talked too much.
जोर से बोलना
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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)
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'speak' in Other Languages
- Arabic: يَتَكَلَّمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: falar
- Chinese: 发言
- Croatian: govoriti
- Czech: mluvit
- Danish: tale
- Dutch: spreken
- European Spanish: hablar
- Finnish: puhua
- French: parler
- German: sprechen
- Greek: μιλώ
- Italian: parlare
- Japanese: 話す
- Korean: 말하다
- Norwegian: snakke
- Polish: powiedzieć mówić
- Portuguese: falar
- Romanian: a vorbi
- Russian: говорить
- Spanish: hablar
- Swedish: tala
- Thai: พูด
- Turkish: konuşmak
- Ukrainian: говорити
- Vietnamese: nói
Translation of speak from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary