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What is the difference between 讲话 and 聊天?

Can anyone explain the difference and give some examples?

Hi there,

讲话 is just “to talk” and 聊天 is “to chat”. You can differentiate them in the following situations:

  • If you are in the haunting house alone and hear someone speaking:
    谁在讲话?

  • If you are a teacher finding your students talking during the class, you can either say
    谁在聊天?or 谁在讲话?

  • If you are the one who love speaking, no matter it’s on the stage, chatting or telling stories for kids. You can say
    我喜欢讲话

  • If you only enjoy talking with people, instead of just talking, you can say
    我喜欢聊天

Thank you so much, this is so useful!!!

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