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Society for Preserving and Encouraging Arts and Knowledge 艺术知识保存和奖励协会
[人名] 斯皮克 [电影]诉说
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The Ukrainians speak a Slavonic language similar to Russian.
Sonia might not speak the English language well, but then who did?
Pressure appears to be mounting for conformity in how people speak English.
Mairead Philpott did not speak during the press conference.
So is it acceptable to mock how people speak?
Labour's Johann Lamont was called to speak fourth.
The big guns spoke thunderously.
Who's going to speak at the meeting next Friday?
He is due to speak this evening.
VERB 说话;讲话 When you speak, you use your voice in order to say something.
He tried to speak, but for once, his voice had left him...
He speaks with a lisp...
I rang the hotel and spoke to Louie...
She says she must speak with you at once...
She cried when she spoke of Oliver.
...as I spoke these idiotic words.
VERB 发言；演说 When someone speaks to a group of people, they make a speech.
When speaking to the seminar Mr Franklin spoke of his experience, gained on a recent visit to Trinidad...
He's determined to speak at the Democratic Convention...
The President spoke of the need for territorial compromise.
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.
speak 和 talk 的用法有所不同。speak 可以指向某人发表讲话或演讲，talk 多用于指谈话或讨论。例如：I talked about it with my family at dinner (进餐的时候，我和家里人谈论了这个问题)，Sometimes we'd talk all night (有时候我们会谈上一整夜)。talk 也用来强调说话的动作而不是说话的内容，例如：She thought I talked too much (她认为我话太多了)。
VERB 代表…讲话;充当…的代言人 If you speak for a group of people, you make their views and demands known, or represent them.
He said it was the job of the Church to speak for the underprivileged...
I speak for all 7,000 members of our organization...
我代表本组织的 7,000 名成员发言。
Obviously I can't speak for other people, but certainly no one I know would entertain the idea.
VERB (会)讲，说(外语) If you speak a foreign language, you know the language and are able to have a conversation in it.
He doesn't speak English...
Many of them can speak two or three or more languages.
VERB (在文中)谈起，提到 People sometimes mention something that has been written by saying what the author speaks of .
In the book she speaks of his “social ineptitude” and says he verbally abused her...
St Paul speaks of the body as the 'temple of the Holy Spirit'.
V-RECIP (吵架之后)不说话，不搭理 If two people are not speaking, they no longer talk to each other because they have quarrelled.
He is not speaking to his mother because of her friendship with his ex-wife...
The co-stars are still not speaking.
VERB 表明;显示 If you say that something speaks to you of a quality, experience, or feeling, you mean that it is evidence of it or expresses it.
His behaviour spoke of an early maturity...
The length of the car and the high polish of its fittings both spoke of money...
Their music speaks to us with an innate grandeur we can all understand.
VERB 不言而喻 If you say that something speaks for itself, you mean that its meaning or quality is so obvious that it does not need explaining or pointing out.
...the figures speak for themselves — low order books, bleak prospects at home and a worsening outlook for exports...
The results speak for themselves.
CONVENTION 你说的只是你的看法;这只是你的高见 If you say 'Speak for yourself' when someone has said something, you mean that what they have said is only their opinion or applies only to them.
'We're not blaming you,' Kate said. 'Speak for yourself,' Boris muttered.
PHRASE 已被预订;早已订购;已经许给别人 If a person or thing is spoken for or has been spoken for, someone has claimed them or asked for them, so no-one else can have them.
She'd probably drop some comment about her 'fiancé' into the conversation so that he'd think she was already spoken for...
By December last year most of the resources had been spoken for.
去年 12 月之前，绝大多数的资源就被预订了。
PHRASE 行动胜于言语 If you say that actions speak louder than words, you mean that people's actions show their real attitudes, rather than what they say. This expression is sometimes used to advise a person to do something positive.
PHRASE （没什么）值得一提 Nothing to speak of means 'hardly anything' or 'only unimportant things'.
They have no weaponry to speak of...
'Any fresh developments?' — 'Nothing to speak of.'
PHRASE 更不用说 You can use not to speak of when adding something which your previous statement also applies to, or applies to even more than other things.
cl PHR n
This move caused consternation among universities and the government, not to speak of the students affected.
PHRASE 说…的好话/坏话；称赞/批评 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.
Both spoke highly of the Russian president...
It seemed she found it difficult to speak ill of anyone.
PHRASE 可以说;可谓 You use so to speak to draw attention to the fact that you are describing or referring to something in a way that may be amusing or unusual rather than completely accurate.
PHR with cl
I ought not to tell you but I will, since you're in the family, so to speak...
The five countries have now all passed, so to speak, their entry test.
PHRASE 见面交谈的；相识的 If you are on speaking terms with someone, you are quite friendly with them and often talk to them.
usu v-link PHR
For a long time her mother and her grandmother had hardly been on speaking terms.
vt. & vi.
The baby is learning to speak.
She speaks a little French.
Mr. Brown will speak now.
To speak frankly, I don't like the idea at all.
1. express in speech;
- " "She talks a lot of nonsense" "
- " "This depressed patient does not verbalize" "
2. exchange thoughts; talk with;
- " "We often talk business" "
- " "Actions talk louder than words" "
3. use language;
- " "the baby talks already" "
- " "the prisoner won't speak" "
- " "they speak a strange dialect" "
4. give a speech to;
- " "The chairman addressed the board of trustees" "
5. make a characteristic or natural sound;
- " "The drums spoke" "
not to speak of
used in introducing a further factor to be considered 更不要说
the rent had to be paid, not to speak of school fees.
nothing (或 no——, none) to speak of
used to indicate that there is some but very little of something ［表明只有非常少的一点］不值一提
I've no capital—well, none to speak of.
something speaks for itself
something's implications are so clear that it needs no supporting evidence or comments 无需进一步说明，不言而喻
the figures speak for themselves.
speak for oneself
give one's own opinions 发表个人意见
speak in tongues
speak in an unknown language during religious worship （在宗教拜神仪式中）讲不为人知的语言
used to introduce a statement or question about a topic recently alluded to ［引入最近谈到过的一个话题］谈起；提到
speaking of cost, can I afford to buy it?.
speak one's mind
express one's feelings or opinions frankly 说出心里话
(of a gesture, circumstance, or object) convey a great deal （姿态，环境，物体）含义深刻，意味深长
a look that spoke volumes.
speak well (或 ill) of
praise (or criticize) 表扬（或批评）
speak out (或 up)
express one's feelings or opinions frankly and publicly 坦诚地说；公开地说出
the government will be forthright in speaking out against human rights abuses.
speak up for
speak in defence or support of 为…辩护；支持
there was no independent body to speak up for press freedoms.
To talk freely and fearlessly, as about a public issue. 说出：勇敢和自由地说出，例如关于公众问题
To speak loud enough to be audible. 清楚响亮地说：用足以被听见的声音说
To speak without fear or hesitation. 勇敢地说：大胆地说出或毫不犹豫地说
so to speak
In a manner of speaking 恕我直言
can't see the forest for the trees, so to speak.
say, speak, state, talk, tell, utter 这些动词均有"说，讲"之意。
《不再沉默》是由Jessica Sharzer导演，由 Kristen Stewart / Michael Angarano / Robert John Burke等主演的一部电影。电影讲述了在经历了暑假难以言语的创伤后，Melinda(Kristen Stewart饰)选择了沉默的方式进入高中。在与学校、朋友和家庭的抗争中，她说出了她的可怕经历和为何选择哑口孤立。同时，《speak》为全球影迷与乐迷引颈期盼电影甜心首张个人专辑。
Old English sprecan, later specan, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch spreken and German sprechen