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15Mins Live Podcast - 常混淆的日常動詞 Say vs Tell / Talk vs Speak

15Mins Live Podcast - 常混淆的日常動詞 Say vs Tell / Talk vs Speak

Update: 2022-01-14
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主題: 常混淆的日常動詞 Say vs Tell / Talk vs Speak



 



Say vs. Tell



Say can be used to mean the following:



 



  • To give a report of someone else words (Someone said something)


  • To ask how to use a different language (Say something in Chinese)



To tell can be used to mean:



 



To narrate (To tell a story)



To instruct (To tell John to buy something)



 



Examples:



 



  • Did he say something about the classes?


  • How do you say I love you in Spanish?


  • Tell him to come here


  • He is telling a good story



Speak to and talk to



 



Speak and talk suggest that a person is using his voice, or that two or more people are having a conversation.



 



We can say:



 



speak to someone



talk to someone



speak to someone about something



talk to someone about something.



 



Speak is more formal



 



One of the main differences is formality. Speak is a little more formal than talk, and is often used in polite requests:



  • Hello, could I speak to David Thompson, please? [formal, on the telephone]


  • I’ve got a complaint: I want to speak to the manager. [formal, in a restaurant or shop]


  • Talk is a little less formal and is more common in spoken English:


  • What on earth are you talking about? = ‘you are not making sense’ or ‘you are not being truthful’.


  • I was talking to Tom yesterday. He told me about his new house and job.



小測驗時間:



請造句:



  • 你對你朋友生氣 :「我會告訴你媽媽!」


  • 請告訴你的家人,你朋友說要8點半會到


  • 跟你同事說 「我們兩點可不可聊聊?」


  • 請對方講話大聲一點


  • 叫朋友不要在跟損友聊天/講話


  • 請你的小孩跟你另一半講要買牛奶回家


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15Mins Live Podcast - 常混淆的日常動詞 Say vs Tell / Talk vs Speak

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