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Mehrdad
Is there any difference between I speak English or I talk in English???
Sep 14, 2019 6:01 PM
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There is nothing actually incorrect about "I talk in English," but it sounds very awkward and no native English speaker would say that. They would say "I speak English." Example: "I speak English with my friends but I speak Spanish when I place my order at the Mexican restaurant."
September 14, 2019
Yes but there’s not much difference. It’s mainly in emphasis. There would be some occasions when “I talk in English” would be wrong. E.g. “What language do you speak?” The reply should be “I speak English” and not “ I talk in English”. If in doubt, use speak.
September 14, 2019
I speak English = I am capable of speaking English. I talk in English = I actually do so. Eg.: "I speak Spanish, so when I go to Mexico, I talk in Spanish to the local people."
September 14, 2019
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