English version

speak to somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspeak to somebody/something phrasal verb1 TALK TO somebodyto talk to someone who has done something wrong and tell them not to do it again Joe was late again today. You’ll have to speak to him.2 if something such as a poem, painting, or piece of music speaks to you, you like it because it expresses a particular meaning, quality, or feeling to you Modern art just doesn’t speak to me.3 to show that a situation exists or something is true This situation speaks to a need for a better tax system. The party's success speaks to the fact that many people in the US want change.4 to talk or write about something, especially something that needs discussing or dealing with I am qualified to speak to this issue. speak→ See Verb table
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Verb table
speak
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyspeak
he, she, itspeaks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyspoke
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave spoken
he, she, ithas spoken
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad spoken
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill speak
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have spoken
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam speaking
he, she, itis speaking
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you, we, theyare speaking
Past
I, he, she, itwas speaking
you, we, theywere speaking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been speaking
he, she, ithas been speaking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been speaking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be speaking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been speaking
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