ReadWriteQuiz

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  • 1

    v.speak; take the floor; (usually at a meeting) state one's view; make a statement (speech)

    • xǔ duō rén yāo qiú fā yán

      许多要求发言

      Many people asked to speak.

    • xiàn zài yóu wáng tóng zhì fā yán

      现在同志发言

      Comrade Wang will speak now.

    • qǐng zhǔn xǔ wǒ fā yán

      准许发言

      Please allow me to speak.

    • guó huì yì yuán fēn fēn yāo qiú fā yán

      国会议员纷纷要求发言

      The members of the Parliament clamoured for the floor.

  • 2

    n.(made mostly at a meeting) speech

    • tā zài dà huì shang de fā yán hěn zhōng kěn

      大会发言中肯

      He made a sincere and pertinent speech at the meeting.

    • mì shū zhǎng zài huì shang zuò le zhǔ zhǐ fā yán

      秘书长主旨发言

      The Secretary General delivered the keynote address at the conference.

    • tā de fā yán hěn yǒu shēn dù

      发言深度

      He gave a in-depth speech.

    • zài quán guó rén dà de fā yán

      全国人大发言

      speech made at the National People's Congress

Word usage

  • "发" and "言" can be combined as one word, or be used separately with other elements inserted.
    • 会议

      He made a speech at the meeting.

    • 难得我们鼓励

      For once he makes a speech, so we should encourage him.

    • 所有

      Everyone has finished their speech.

  • "发言" is often matched with measure word "次"or"席".
    • 发言

      one speech

    • 发言

      one place to speak