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speak about

speak about
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. hablar de
Sooner or later, we'll have to speak about this.Tarde o temprano, tendremos que hablar de esto.
b. hablar sobre
I can't speak to anyone about what happened.No puedo hablar sobre lo que sucedió con nadie.
c. platicar de
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I need to speak to you about what Gina told you this morning.Necesito platicar contigo de lo que te dijo Gina esta mañana.
d. platicar sobre
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
My mom spoke to the principal about my bad behavior.Mi mamá platicó sobre mi mal comportamiento con el director.
2. (to give a lecture on)
a. dar una conferencia sobre
A Harvard political science professor invited me to speak about U.S.-China relations.Un profesor de ciencias políticas de Harvard me invitó a dar una conferencia sobre las relaciones China-EE.UU.
b. dar una charla sobre
This afternoon's lecturer is going to speak about professional development.El conferenciante de esta tarde va a dar una charla sobre el desarrollo profesional.
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