- vt. 说；谈话；讨论
- vi. 谈话；说闲话
- n. 谈话；演讲；空谈
CET4 TEM4 考 研 CET6
1. cf. hark from hear, talk from tell, stalk from steal.
来自 tell,告诉，告知，-k,表反复或强调，比较 hear,hark,steal,stalk.
- talk:  Talk has only one close relative – East Frisian talken ‘talk, chatter’. This suggests that it may first have seen the light of day just before the Anglo-Saxon peoples first crossed the North Sea to Britain – they were then in close contact with the Frisians. However, there is no record of the verb in Old English, and it first crops up in West Midland texts of the early 13th century. Its ultimate source is the prehistoric Germanic base *tal-, which also produced English tale and tell.
=> tale, tell
- talk (v.)
- c. 1200, talken, probably a diminutive or frequentative form related to Middle English tale "story," and ultimately from the same source as tale, with rare English formative -k (compare hark from hear, stalk from steal, smirk from smile) and replacing that word as a verb. East Frisian has talken "to talk, chatter, whisper." Related: Talked; talking.
To talk (something) up "discuss in order to promote" is from 1722. To talk shop is from 1854. To talk turkey is from 1824, supposedly from an elaborate joke about a swindled Indian. To talk back "answer impudently or rudely" is from 1869. Phrase talking head is by 1966 in the jargon of television production, "an in-tight closeup of a human head talking on television." In reference to a person who habitually appears on television in talking-head shots (usually a news anchor), by 1970. The phrase is used earlier, in reference to the well-known magic trick (such as Señor Wences's talking head-in-the-box "Pedro" on the "Ed Sullivan Show"), and to actual talking heads in mythology around the world (Orpheus, Bran).
- talk (n.)
- late 15c., "speech, discourse, conversation," from talk (v.). Meaning "informal lecture or address" is from 1859. Meaning "a subject of gossip" is from 1620s (in talk of the town). Talk show first recorded 1965; talk radio is from 1985.
- 1. Maria was talking baby talk to the little one.
- 2. Mommy, you don't need to stay while we talk.
- 3. The ward was busy and Amy hardly had time to talk.
- 4. He called me to his office for a man-to-man talk.
- 5. He was disinclined to talk about himself, especially to his students.
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