English

Word of the Week: speak up

Written by Ioannes Oculus

Definitions

/spiːk ʌp/

Oxford: speak more loudly

Cambridge: to speak in a louder voice so that people can hear you

Translations

Polish: mówić głośniej

Spanish: hablar más fuerte

German: lauter sprechen

Russian: выска́зываться

Examples

Could you speak up? We can’t hear at the back.

‘Speak up? What a notion, coming as I did from the land of “Sit down, Francine” and “Be quiet, Francine”.’

Exercises

1. In what situation were you asked to speak up?

 

About the author

Ioannes Oculus

Passionate book lover addicted to fantasy, interested in astronomy, family history, technology, social media and foreign languages. Currently working in IT company.

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