英 [spi:k] 美 [spik]
及物/不及物动词 讲，谈; 演说; 从某种观点来说
1. She spoke words of sympathy.
2. Her face spoke disappointment.
If you speak for a group of people, you make their views and demands known, or represent them.
e.g. He said it was the job of the Church to speak for the underprivileged...
e.g. I speak for all 7,000 members of our organization...
我代表本组织的 7,000 名成员发言。
If you speak a foreign language, you know the language and are able to have a conversation in it.
e.g. He doesn't speak English...
e.g. Many of them can speak two or three or more languages.
People sometimes mention something that has been written by saying what the author speaks of .
e.g. In the book she speaks of his “social ineptitude” and says he verbally abused her...
e.g. St Paul speaks of the body as the 'temple of the Holy Spirit'.
If two people are not speaking, they no longer talk to each other because they have quarrelled.
e.g. He is not speaking to his mother because of her friendship with his ex-wife...
e.g. The co-stars are still not speaking.
A：What are you learning?
B：I’m learning how to (use computer/ speak Russian/ type more quickly).
A：Hello. Can I speak to Alice, please?
B：Hold on, please.
B：Sorry, but she's out.
A：Would you tell her Tom Gray called?
B：I'd be glad to.