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Is to “tell off” a particularly British expression?

I'm translating a short story from Spanish into English. A small child says (literally): Why don’t we knock?” I asked. “They’re gonna tell us off.” (The Spanish is: Nos van a regañar.) I've ...
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“Speak to” vs. “Speak with”

What are the differences between these two phrasal verbs and what are the best situations to use each?