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    To speak

    How do you say in Russian:
    1. "I have to do a speech tomorrow" i.e. to speak in front of an audience.
    2. "I have a formal invitation to speak в Высшей Школы Экономики* в России о кризиса Евросоюза" i.e. as speaker in seminar in front of an audience.

    *Btw does anyone know this university? Is it a good university? Is it close to Moscow?
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    The Russian word for "speech" is "речь". "To do a speech" is "произнести речь" or "выступить с речью".
    Now, "to speak in front of an audience" is "выступать перед слушателями/публикой".
    So, the first phrase, "I have to do a speech tomorrow", I would translate as "Завтра я выступаю с речью", or "Завтра у меня выступление".
    The second phrase "I have a formal invitation to speak в Высшей Школы Экономики* в России о кризиса Евросоюза" has some mistakes. It should be "в Высшей школе экономики в России о кризисе в Евросоюзе.
    The phrase "кризис Евросоюза" means a crisis of the EU as whole, as an institution. If you want to speak about an economical or political crises in the EU it's better to say "кризис в Евросоюзе".
    So the whole sentence could be translated as "У меня есть официальное приглашение от российской Высшей школы экономики выступить с речью/докладом о кризисе в Евросоюзе".
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    Завтра я выступаю с речью = I'm doing a speech tomorrow
    I have to do a speech tomorrow = завтра я должен (выступить/выступать) с речью.
    выступить = mentioning briefly, as a fact
    выступать = the speech is definitely supposed to take some time, or it needs serious preparation
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medved View Post
    Завтра я выступаю с речью = I'm doing a speech tomorrow
    I have to do a speech tomorrow = завтра я должен (выступить/выступать) с речью.
    выступить = mentioning briefly, as a fact
    выступать = the speech is definitely supposed to take some time, or it needs serious preparation
    I cannot say: Tomorrow I have to do a speech in the univerity = Завтра у меня будет выступление в университете?
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    "Выступать" обычно говорят о деятелях искусств, то есть выступают: певцы, скрипачи, симфонические оркестры, цирковые артисты, ...

    a speech in the university = лучше добавлять "с речью", или "читаю лекцию"
    Завтра мне нужно читать лекцию в университете.
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