字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Are 'speak' and 'talk' different? Often it doesn't matter, but there are some differences. 'Speak' can refer to the action itself. I speak Spanish really well and I speak Russian badly. 'Speak' can refer to something more formal than 'talk'. As a teacher, I spoke to my students in lessons and then I talked to my friends afterwards. 'Talk' suggests that it's a conversation. My friends always listen to me, not all my students did. There are also some expressions where we use one word rather than the other. Like: speak out or talk rubbish. The difference is very small and often it doesn't matter which one you use but remember: Teachers and politicians speak to you, friends and family talk to you and you should speak out if you think someone's talking rubbish.