Speak vs talk in the following examples Please, check the following sentences. As I understand, talk and speak mean the same, but speak is more formal. She keeps talking to me in Russian. I don't understand her. She keeps speaking with me in Russian. I don't understand her. We are speaking/talking in English and it looks like she is not listening to us, but she is listening to us and understands everything. Speak with me in English. Talk to me in English. "She" in these sentences is my daughter. I sent her to the kindergarden a week ago and, even if she can speak in English, she specially speaks with her teachers in Russian. Thank you for your help!
Nov 21, 2017 9:07 AM
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Speak tends to be used for one-sided communications (e.g. she spoke to her employees), whereas talk implies a conversation or discussion between two or more people (e.g. everyone was talking when he walked into the room). Speak is a little more formal than talk, and is often used in polite .
November 21, 2017
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