Word of the Week: speak up

Written by Ioannes Oculus


/spiːk ʌp/

Oxford: speak more loudly

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


Polish: mówić głośniej

Spanish: hablar más fuerte

German: lauter sprechen

Russian: выска́зываться


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”.’


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


About the author

Ioannes Oculus

I am addicted to languages, both modern and ancient. No language is dead as long as we can read and understand it. I want to share my linguistic passion with like minded people. I am also interested in history, astronomy, genealogy, books and probably many others. My goals now are to write a novel in Latin, a textbook for Latin learners, Uzbek-Polish, Polish-Uzbek dictionary, modern Uzbek grammar and textbook for learners. My dream is to have a big house in UK or USA where I could keep all my books and have enough time and money to achieve my goals.

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