Talk to, talk with and talk at

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There is hardly any difference between talk to and talk with. I think the form talk with is more common in American English.

To talk to / talk with somebody is to have a meaningful conversation with them. This is usually a two-way process. That means both parties exchange their ideas.

When you talk at somebody, you are just talking at them. You don&3146;t care whether they are listening or not. You are also not keen on hearing what they have to say. Note that this expression has a negative connotation.

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