Dose do Dia – Speak, Talk, Say or Tell

Hoje trataremos de verbos relacionados com a fala:

Speak, talk, say, tell

Veja três desses verbos nessa pequena ilustração:

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Em português, podemos usar o verbo “falar”, por exemplo, para qualquer uma das falas acima:

“Falou com o chefe?”

“Sim.”

“O que ele falou?”

“Ele me falou para te despedir”.

Vamos dar algumas diretrizes aqui que lhe ajudarão a saber quando usar qual desses verbos.

Speak é um ato físico. You speak a language, you speak to someone, you speak about something.

→ “I need to speak English.”

→”I am going to speak to Peter about classes.”

Talk também é um ato físico. You talk to someone, you talk about something, or, you just talk!

→ “Why don’t you talk to him about that!”

→ “Look, he’s talking to himself again!”

Say significa “dizer”. É sempre relacionado com o conteúdoYou say something (sometimes to someone)

→ “What did he say?”

→”I said that I wasn’t going to come today.”

Tell significa “contar, dizer, falar, mandar”. É sempre relacionado com o interlocutor. Nunca use uma preposição com esse verbo. You tell someone something, or you tell someone to do something, or you just tell a story.

→ “He told me to fire you.”

→ “I told you that I wasn’t going to come today!”

→ “He is telling a story.”

 

  • Never say, “I talk that …” or I speak that … ” Say, “I said that …”
  • Never say, “He told to me.” Say, “He told me.”
  • Never say, “He said me.” Say, “He said to me…”

Speak e Talk podem ser intercambiado: “He is speaking about the crisis” or “He is talking about the crisis.”

Phrasal Verbs with Back


Back somebody up, Back away, Back out of, Back something up, Back off, Back down


Veja o blog completo sobre “back”

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