Les langues

Je parle trois langues
Je parle un petit peu espagnol
Ça s'écrit comment ?

How to say which languages you speak

Je parle ...français, anglais, italien.
I speak...French, English, Italian
Je parle portugais.
I speak Portuguese
Vous parlez anglais ?
Do you speak English?

If you speak a language well, say je parle bien, fluently is couramment and if you speak just a little, say je parle un petit peu.

If you want a word spelled out say Ça s'écrit comment ? (how is that written?). The verb écrire means 'to write' and here it is turned into a reflexive verb, so the phrase literally means 'how does that write itself?' You might also want to ask how something is pronounced: Ça se prononce comment ?


To ask what something means, use the expression Ça veut dire quoi ?
Ça veut dire quoi, couramment ?
What does "couramment" mean?

Je parle trois langues assez bien
I speak three languages quite well
L'anglais, c'est ma langue natale/maternelle
English is my native language
Parlez-vous anglais ?
Do you speak English?

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