speak language

speak someone's language

Fig. to say something that one agrees with or understands. I gotcha. Now you're speaking my language. Mary speaks Fred's language. They get along fine.
See also: language, speak
References in classic literature ?
The pen employed in finishing her story, and making it what you now see it to be, has had no little difficulty to put it into a dress fit to be seen, and to make it speak language fit to be read.
However, the most influential negative is their inability to speak languages.
A critical element, Allen said, is that among those who speak languages other than English, about one-third in both the city and the county report speaking English less than ``very well.
For instance, Latin America generally refers to all countries south of the United States that speak languages descended from Latin (mostly Spanish, but also Portuguese and French).
There are now more than 3,500 Allstate agencies that speak languages other than English (approximately 88 different languages), point of sale collateral materials that are culturally relevant to African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic consumers, Spanish-speaking customer service representatives, and culturally relevant advertising that has been created to reach these consumers more effectively.
The people of California have challenged the educational community to move quickly and effectively to provide a dramatically better education to children who speak languages other than English.
NetworkOmni and PSTC will develop training materials and programs that will enable emergency call-takers to handle calls from members of the public who speak languages other than English, or with limited English, in a more effective manner.
There are now more than 3200 Allstate agencies that speak languages other than English (a total of 62 different languages), over 300 point of sale collateral materials that are culturally relevant to African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic consumers, customer service lines for Spanish-speaking customers, and culturally relevant advertising that has been created to reach these consumers more effectively.