"Yo hablo español."

Translation:I speak Spanish.

February 17, 2016

280 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Megatroon

Well, I am definitely trying to speak Spanish.

February 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LynnandCarmen

me too. failing but trying

February 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SanLucas_Muricy

Never give up.

August 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CaptainOnBridge

Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down

April 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saturdaywarrior

this is why we are here to help you...........if i can actually answer the question................

May 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jae_woods

Why does is sound like it is saying "ablo"? or am i the only one?

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Krazy.Kat

AlexKondratenko is right. In Spanish, if a word starts with the letter H, the H is usually silent. Like "Hola" is pronounced "Ola". Confusing, right?

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmilianoZazueta

It's not that confusing. Hippo, is hipopótamo and the h is silent as well. And so on with just a few exceptions

February 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jae_woods

thanks

October 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katheryn_vargas

En español la "H" es muda

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexKondratenko

Because that is the way it is pronounced.

September 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheArgo2

i have it too.

October 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dabombdotcom97

in Spanish the H is silent, so yes she is saying ablo

July 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Itzzz.mady

because its just his accent

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JadenRuan1

are you retarded mate learn some spanish before u comment

June 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sophia629282

I=Yo. Speak=Hablo. Spanish=Español

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

español* Without capital letter

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DanteCarre1

some guy put ok skrew this

October 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oshawn1

lol wow he must stink at it

October 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mason53921

Doulingo really helps me :-)

September 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/janeesa2006

Me to . :)

November 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jae_woods

Of course i speak spanish! I'm learning it right now!

November 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbueloGringo

Duolingo is great!

January 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dun0ne

Can "hablo" not also mean "understand"?

February 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

"Understand" is "entender"

July 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlextheKitty118

I got threw the hole thing and my account got deleted.

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oshawn1

omg ikr i had i problem like that to!and i rewind my account and made it so i specked Japanze well i was trying to learn it instead so it took me a long time to change it back cause i had trouble ( and yes ik that that's not the right way to say that but i like saying it that way so ya. i was talking about me saying japanze by the way bye gtg afk)

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

How old are you, oshawn1?

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melane569998

srry for u

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melane569998

srry for u rose the kitty 118

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melane569998

i give u one lingonot ! ur name is soooo kawaii

January 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

through*

whole*

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flashbolt13

sigh ... i wish... XD

January 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tmnt158

well just learn it irs not to hard i think ! XD

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melane569998

sorry rung pro i used my bros any way its not to hard !

February 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elijah538219

A dangerous sentence to use unless you are fluent. XD

March 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Udisha_Bhati

Well i think i ll be doin that soon

April 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lingots4Luck

Not yet, at least.

April 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benster06

easy

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SifatKaur1

Why am i hearing 'havlo' instead of 'hablo'? Is this a technical error or 'b' is pronounces as 'v' in spanish?

February 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimoneBa

Yes, it is... actually it's a sound somewhere between a b and a v. There is no distinction in Spanish between b and v in terms of pronunciation.

February 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emschl

Si, 'b' es 'v' en espanol. Por que, beinte=veinte

March 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexKondratenko

Well "v" sounds like "b" in spanish, and "b" is somewhere in the middle

September 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shayma708329

How to pronounce hablo? And what are its conjugations?

March 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zimbabwaye

You pronounce hablo basically by saying pablo but take out the p and add the h, and it sounds more like ablo instead of hablo.

The conjugations are ~

single subjects~ plural subjects~ i - yo hablO we ~ nosotros hablAMOS you-tu hablAS you all~ vosotros hablAIS/ustedes habLAN he- el hablA they (masculine)~ ellos hablAN she- ella hablA they (feminine)~ ellas hablAN you ( adult )- usted hablA

May 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VictoriaJones9

I always have problems with saying the words correctly. I can read and write it but speaking in español is difficult,

September 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OdetteHort

Back in the 1970's when I studied Spanish in high school, this sentence would have read, "Yo hablo el espanol," [I don't know how to type the 'n' with a tilde]. Is there something new in practice that you do not use the article before the noun? Or was I taught wrong?

September 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dabombdotcom97

you were taught wrong. the translation for that would be- I speak the Spanish.

July 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mariane584083

I learn spanish in 1969 and we said "yo hablo espanol" and i went to spain several times and i heard nothing else

February 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Yes. The language teacher obviously took the rule about using the definite article with languages when they are the SUBJECT of a sentence and misapplied it to the object. Just in case people are confused about when to use the definite article with languages and other things, here's the overview

https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/using-the-definite-article-in-spanish

February 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mariane584083

Thanks a lot! It's a precious adress!

February 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZiFelix

Hi

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jake760506

I love duolingo

November 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/darerose2

I feel like this should also be I talk Spanish

December 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MillieHaka1

And I'm proud of it!!!

December 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sophia629282

Yo hablo español tamben

December 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

también*

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/16pwarren

why does it say yo it is not needed

February 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CindyCoffm

we say it in both languages and it does not take.

April 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/C-YClops1

Thank you Duolingo you are the best language teacher i have ever met☺

November 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Antarctican_1

I'm trying to, but I can't speak it yet, obviously! If I could, why am I taking this course???

January 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OsayiJusti

Yo no hablo español

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melane569998

where do i go to see people who talk Japanese ?

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melane569998

on here

January 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DIAMOND485014

i had i talk about spanish is that the some thing

January 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adrian_the_cow

YOU speak Spanish but I don't

January 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melane569998

ya you do ? u are a lesson 3?

January 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deact1vated_User

I'm not sure if what I'm speaking is Spanish or Klingon. ^_^

January 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaze626624

The "b" in hablo is pronounced like "v" , is it so ??

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katheryn_vargas

Why is not "do" in this sentence?

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lassi492061

Spanish does not use any "do" in questions or negations. Spanish is like English in the time of the King James Bible: "Speakest thou English?". "I speak not English".

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Exactly, except you would actually more commonly hear Dost thou speak English. And you really were more likely to hear Thou dost not speak English. Do as an auxiliary verb in Questions and negatives has been a feature of English for a long time. It came from Old English which was just beginning to use auxiliary verbs in the late tenth century, just before it essentially died after the Norman Invasion. Most European languages don't have a similar use of their verb to do, in fact I don't know of any.

You should also remember that Thou is tú. You has always been usted and ustedes. So even in King James time, people said Do you. It was, after all, a more formal era. Of course the Bible is full of conversations between God, the Father, and his children, which would always use Thou. In the modern world Thou tends to be thought of as a special way to address God. I remember being startled, although I essentially knew it, to here du (the German tú) used in church prayers in Germany.

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BlakeCochr6

Question, is the use of "yo" redundant here. Is not "hablo español" sufficient. Or not, since its a verb?

January 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeruParmar

I don't speak spanish

January 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NICOLELANN

Yo hablo Espanol!!

March 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pinakie

'Yo hablo español' and ' Hablo español' both are correct then when use 'yo' ....???

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CaptainOnBridge

Yep! They are both correct. In the Spanish language, "yo hablo" and "hablo" are interchangeable.

March 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

4/11/18 The slow recording is now clearly saying Splaňol, dropping the initial e sound. They seem also to be leading with the slow dictation since they did these crown levels. I know that the Cuban dialect and some elsewhere and in Spain drop the terminal s sound, but does anyone know of one that drops the characteristic es sound beginning all s+consonant words or is this just a Duo error.?

April 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeilHarper

Is the h silent in hablo?

April 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Snajdal

From where come from the preposition in this phrase?

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

I don't understand your question. There is no preposition in either the Spanish or the English sentence. In both languages you have a Subject pronoun, a conjugated verb and a noun. In the Spanish sentence, it is boh possible and common to omit the subject pronoun Yo, but it is certainly not required to do so.

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Snajdal

My answer "I speak Spanish" was rejected with correction "I speak in Spanish".

And I am rather surprised

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

I think that there must have been an edit which broke this question. You are the second person recently to report a problem. You speak Spanish is the answer shown above and should be the best answer. Always report this type of thing using the flag icon. Even if the my answer should have been accepted is not available, type in the other comment section.

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Snajdal

OK

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hemnaa

They keep changing between yo hablo espanol and hablo espanol

As well as tu hablas espanol and hablas espanol.

Im assuming whethere you say tu or yo, it doesnt matter???

June 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

That's correct Spanish generally doesn't require subject pronouns. Even él and ella which Duo uses rather consistently, aren't generally required when there is conversational context. Very often there will be only one third person that you are talking about, or none at all, although you may be addressing the person with usted which also uses third person verb forms. You can always add the subject pronoun for clarity, but native speakers will almost never use them for the forms which are unique to that pronoun like yo, tú and nosotros. They will add subject pronouns for emphasis like Tú no necistias trabajar mañana pero si necesito yo. YOU don't have to work tomorrow, but I do. I Stück one of the potential problems for learners in that sentence as well. In English you always put the subject before the verb except im questions. In Spanish the subject can go either before or after the verb for various reasons. This happens both with subject pronouns and with named subjects. It can è quite confusing early on, especially since, in the case of a named subject which follows the verb and a third person conjugated verb you may take the subject as a direct object assuming the subject pronoun was simply omitted. If the subject of the sentence is it, whether it is related to a gendered thing like a table or to an abstract it, the subject pronoun is omitted 99.9 % of the time. Spanish is not a language that refers to objects as he it she based on their grammatical gender like some do.

I probably gave too detailed an answer. I don't mean to scare you off. It isn't hard to learn, but you have to remember what to look for when you are trying to figure out a more complex sentence. But eventually it becomes second nature.

June 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexis977914

Obviously

July 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaytlin850270

Can someone please tell me the difference between hablo, hablos, hablas, and hablar? Also, if a word ends in nos or os, does that make it a "we"? Example: Hablos, hablas, does that mean we speak or we talk?

July 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kaytlin850270

Can someone please tell me the differences in hablar, hablas, hablos, and hablo? Also, if a wkrd ends in nos or os, does that make it "we"? Example: does hablas and hablos mean we speak/we talk? Thanks

July 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

You obvious have a desperate need for a good verb conjugator. I recommend Spanishdict.com, they have complete definitions with examples and conjugations of verbs on another tab, along with more examples.

But let me just give you a speed lesson on Spanish regular verbs in the present indicative. There are three types of verbs in Spanish based on the infinitive ending, ar, er and ir. So when you see a verb ending in these ways, it is an infinitive, not a conjugated verb. Most tenses are created from the root verb which is the verb minus the ending (ar, er or ir). Hablar is a perfectly regular ar verb. To form the present tense add the following endings to the root verb

Yo habl + o = hablo Tú habl + as = hablas El/ella/usted habl +a = habla Nosotros habl + amos = hablamos Ellos/ellas/ustedes habl + amos = hablamos.

Er verbs simply have in the endings instead of a. Ir verbs also use the e like er verbs except for the nosotros form which uses an i. So the nosotros form of comer is comemos and the nosotros form of vivir is vivimos, but the other endings are the same.

Of course there are all sorts of irregular verbs including ones called stem changing verbs which change the vowels in the verb stem in all but the nosotros (and vosotros) forms. That's why every Spanish student needs a verb conjugation resource. In the following link you can find the conjugation of hablar in all tenses

http://www.spanishdict.com/conjugate/hablar

July 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lassi492061

Ellos/ellas/ustedes hablan; not: hablamos.

June 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JimiSedore

It's not necessary to put you in front of the verb. The verb says I (yo).

August 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alikanji36

No hablo español

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Yo sé. Debido de eso, estás aquí

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JimiSedore

The most important part of the Spanish language is the conjugation of the verbs. Dwnld "4001 verbs" from Google. I've used several but this one I think is the best. Buen suerte. Y no te rindas niños. (Don't give up) ciao

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

I generally find Spanishdict.com to be the best resource for conjugation as every verb has a complete conjugation as well as a complete definition and usage examples.

Where did you get No te rindas niños? Literally that is Don't give up children, and if I were supposed to be addressed to the children, it would be No se rindan. Your version sounds bad somehow.

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

Spain Spanish--- No os rindáis.

Latin Spanish --- No se rindan.

February 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JimiSedore

Decir- to talk. Hablar- to speak. There is a difference in inglés, there's a difference in Español too

August 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

Decir --- to say

Hablar --- talk/speak

February 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kimnadal

Is "y" pronounced as "j"? I've been wondering about that for a while. Thanks.

August 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

The y sound varies subtly throughout Latin America. There are a few areas in Mexico where the sound is pretty much like ours, but most of Latin America has some degree of a blend of a y and a soft j or almost a hard ch. But the pronunciation of the y is always the same as ll, so you will have the same sound for llegar as yo. The ll is found in the middle of words more often, and personally, at least, I notice the j sound less in the middle of a word, although that also varies regionally.

August 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ame_noire

I wish

September 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AliAkbar385434

Am i the only one who think they pronounce YO like Jo ?

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

No. For most Spanish speakers that is the correct pronunciation. There are some areas of Mexico where they pronounce this like an English y, but for most of Latin America there is some degree of a J sound. And since almost all Spanish speakers pronounce the y and the ll the same way, they will have that same degree of j sound in their pronunciation of llamar and other ll words. In both cases I tend to notice the J sound more at the beginning of a word, but some dialects have it quite distinctly everywhere.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

The correct pronounciation is "ll" and not "j". I think they use a robot.

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

The correct pronunciation is like the ll, but as I said, the correct pronunciation of ll varies and often has the J sound as well. You can hear it in the way Spanishdict.com pronounces the word llamar if you press the speaker to hear it.

The degree of j varies by region

http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/Llamar%20

September 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

No. It is pronounced as ll not J. Maybe some people pronounce it like that, but they pronounce it wrongly. Just like the word "vale". It is pronounced with V but some people prounce it with B.

September 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

I speak Spanish. I am just doing this Duolingo because of fun. I also live in Spain.

September 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Speaking Spanish from Spain is all well and good, but declaring that people who speak the language differently from you speak it wrongly is a bit much. Spanish is the first language of some 437 million people and is spoken differently in different regions. Duo teaches Latin American Spanish which has some consistant variations from the Spanish in Spain, but in terms of pronunciation and vocabulary has many variations throughout Latin America. The sound of this y in yo and the ll sound in the beginning of a word is one of the sounds you hear the most variation in.

http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/112730/yo...when-is-it-pronounced-yo-and-when-is-it-joe

September 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leonsl

To me the "hablo" sounds like "aulo". I know that the H isn't pronounced but to me it sounds like the b is replaced by a u.

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rashad104417

Yo hablo Español cinco años. Enserio yo no bueno

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Tus frases no demostró cinco años de fluencia. La premera frase debería ser Yo he hablado español durante cinco años. La frase requiere el pasado perfecto y un preposición antes de las palabras cinco años. En serio es dos palabras y tu segundo frase no tiene el verbo.

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brookeb0609

I dont understand why you would yse hablo instead of habla?

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

I didn't have to look at your user name to know that you are female. Early on in learning a language students often confuse agreement of nouns and adjectives with verb conjugation, especially with AR verbs which have both the o and the a endings in the present. Verbs are conjugated based on the person (1st, 2nd or 3rd person) and number (singular or plural). Hablar is conjugated in the present indicative as follows

Yo hablo

Tú hablas

Él/ella/usted habla

Nosotros hablamos

{Vosotros hablaís - Spain only}

Ellos/ellas/ustedes hablan.

So whether yo refers to a man or a woman, the yo form of all regular and even most irregular verbs, ends in o for ar, er, and ir verbs. And for ar verbs, both the él form and the ella form of the present end in a.

Romance languages have much more complex verb conjugations than Germanic Languages like English. If you have not already, I suggest that you get a source for verb conjugations. There are hard copy versions, but also many online resources. My personal favorite is Spanishdict.com. They are the best Spanish English dictionary I have found, and they also have complete conjugations for verbs. Additionally they have some of the best free grammar explanations with quizzes.

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

Yo hablo --- I talk/speak Tú hablas --- You talk/speak Él habla/ella habla/habla --- He talks/She talks/It talks (speaks) Nosotros hablamos --- We talk/speak Vosotros habláis --- You talk/speak Ellos/Ellas hablan --- They talk/speak (masculine and feminine)

So, "Yo hablo español" would be "I speak Spanish".

October 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karlos893746

The speaker is not very clear when she says this line. All slurred together

October 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

Because i think it is a robot... I advice you to study Spanish in a website and app called Lingvist :)

October 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

She does speak a little fast here. But Spanish is one of the fastest spoken languages in the world. A few exercises at a faster pace are necessary to help you actually jump the language barrier to understand some simple sentences at a pace that isn't at all uncommon. I read a study that found Spanish was the 2nd fastest language of those studied after Chinese. But they said that there wasn't more information expressed per unit of time. That was just a fancy way of saying Spanish words have more syllables on average than other languages, so they have to speak faster to convey the same amount of information as other languages in the same time. As a language learning tool Duo doesn't have most of the exercises at the speed you will hear them in real life, but it wouldn't be doing its job if it didn't give you a taste. When I was first learning Spanish there were some things that I always would miss in real conversations like the conjugations of haber in the present tense because they flew by too fast and finding the borders of words was difficult. But with time practice and persistence it comes.

October 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

'Kay.

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christine.471

To myself :(

November 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

A ti misma, te debería decir que ""yo hablaré español" . To yourself you should say "I will speak Spanish" . ¡Relájate! ¡Diviértete! Solo tome un poco tiempo y un poco más paciencia. Relax! Enjoy yourself! It only takes a little time and a little more patience.

November 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crismimoma

Does the h in hablo/habla is silent?

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

The h in Spanish is always silent.

December 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuisCarlos991728

Yo hablo mucho poco español ni me interesa lo saben los que quiera aprender español demen like i les enseño

December 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Fortunatamente, no me enseñaste. Ya que sientes que sabes todo y por lo tanto no tienes preguntas, y no tienes ningún deseo de ayudar a nadie más, puedes eliminar estas distracciones simplemente no usando la sección de discusión.

December 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

Afortunadamente*

February 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ApoorvPand3

I know answer was I speak Spanish but I don't speak it. So I wrote you speak Spanish. Hence sentence turned out to be wrong. Haha

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Haven't you ever heard of affirmations and positive self talk? So now repeat Yo hablo español until you own it.

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarasimah

Each level same precious one you repeat alot the same practice. It gets boring. 100 time for i am a boy????

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

I recommend that you try an app and a website called Lingvist. (not sponsored, just trying to help)

February 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarasimah

You repeat same practice so much. Boring

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jethu262

It's reinforcement. Repetition is the key to success in learning pretty much anything. If you only practice a little bit, you'll forget it pretty quickly, so doing it over and over pounds it into your brain.

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Exactly. In natural language acquisition a lot of the function of repetition is played by hearing it around you all the time. It's hard to replicate that if you aren't in a country or community where it is the dominant language. My father tried to replicate that learning advantage by moving to a small village in Mexico after going to one of language schools in Cuenevaca. Unfortunately the villagers spoke their indiginous language amongst themselves and only spoke Spanish as a language of commerce, although I assume education was still in Spanish. But failing the perfect environment, endless repetition and trying to construct every posible sentence is what is needed.

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jethu262

I live in the US and our city has a fair population of Spanish speaking immigrants, so it is actually something that will be useful to me, and I'll get plenty of opportunities to use it. I also work with a guy who is a native Spanish speaker, but his English leaves something to be desired. As I learn more, I plan on only speaking spanish when talking to him. I just can't believe it took me this long to find Duolingo.

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

I recommend Lingvist. (not sponosored)

February 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tita.popi

Yo que sí hablo español no le entiendo al audio, dice "Yo blo español".

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Since h is silent in Spanish, when two vowel sounds come together you often don't hear both. That's especially true since Spanish is spoken so quickly. It's not the pronunciation one wants for teaching, but it certainly is within the normal variation of what you will hear in real life

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tita.popi

I'm a native Spanish speaker, when I heard this sentence I didn't understand it, but here, in the forum, I can understand the audio of the sentence, it is not the same audio I heard before.

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

Please, stop lying. Although the h is silent, that doesn't mean they shouldn't pronounce the a. Please, read what the person commented again.

February 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HuMrLvR24

Ok, what would one have to do to have acct deactivated exactly?

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vivers4

Am I the only one who got tricked and put English instead???

January 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vivers4

Am I the only one who got tricked and put English instead?.......No, ok

January 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ParvMishra1

Yo hablo español

January 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hluczak

Duolingo is fun, but it is making me lie

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Well, if you can translate this sentence then you do speak (at least some) Spanish. It doesn't say a lot. And you need to learn to say a lot of things that aren't currently true. But if you keep working at it, one day it just will be true.

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnBradfo18

Is hablas the Tu form of hablo? I keep getting confused considering O vs A is a common difference when separating the masculine and feminine forms.

February 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Yes it seems to confuse a lot of people, but verbs do not have masculine or feminine form, they conjugate according to person and number. And yes hablas is the Tú form I have conjugated hablar below. The endings after the l are standard for all ar regular verbs. Ir and er have slightly different endings. They have the o in the yo form but e instead of a in the tú and el/ella/usted form.

Yo hablo

Tú hablas

Él/ella habla

Nosotros hablamos

(Vosotros hablaís - Spain only)

Ellos/ellas/ustedes hablan

February 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/howareutoday1234

I have a friend that is learning here

February 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MattReid11

Is this really a level 4 question?

February 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

You get pretty much the same questions in all 5 levels, especially at the lower units on the tree. They just generally have begun to wean you from tile exercises and other things that are less than completely writing in Spanish or free translation

February 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MattReid11

Is this really a level 4 question? This seems very basic.

February 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.shacheez.

Tu yo hablas

March 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tita.popi

What do you mean? That means "You I speak".

March 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AHMEDABDI934846

I'm doing this in spanish class, but failing

March 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZiFelix

You can do it!

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wolfy_hear

I just said"i speak spanish" but it keeps saying it's wrong!! Maybe it didn't quite hear me

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Other people may have a different experience, but I turned off the speaking lessons in the settings. I was not only marked wrong when I knew I was right, I was marked right if I stumbled or misspoke. If Duo wasn't going to help my pronunciation, I didn't need the hassle. But if you do turn off the speaking exercises, continue to practice outloud. The more you speak outloud the smoother it gets.

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah213358

I typed in the right answer, and was told I was wrong.

April 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MathewCrui

the lady voice puts a lot of "j" into her words sometimes like the "jyo" in this one.. i's this adialect thing or something else?? if i try that on some of the speaking questions it doesn't register..

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

I don't know for sure, but México is really one of the only places that have the pure y sound for y and ll. Most dialects have some degree of a j sound in there, although it can be quite subtle or quite pronounced. It also can change depending on where in the word the letters come. But all dialects will pronounce the two the same way. It is probably easier just to learn and use the y sound for them. That will be universally understood. If you end up in a place where the dialect has a stronger j sound, you will probably adapt subconsciously

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ari106702

Are you kidding me? I put "español" with an upper-case "E" and it marked it wrong

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Ironically Duo mostly cares about capitalization when the rules are different. In English we always capitalize language names, but in Spanish they don't. You could probably have capitalized any other word without penalty. They do the same in the German course where all nouns are capitalized.

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michellei8

We can record, then play what it said.

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gaurijo

Is this a male or a female verb ? Habla? Or it's the same regardless of gender ?

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tita.popi

Verbs do NOT have gender. Their form depends on the tense, the number (singular or plural) and the person (first, second or third).

June 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristosCh308935

verbs have no gender

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristosCh308935

it is just a spelling error. I wrote: " im 'm . I forgot to erase the one "m" . In a class any teacher would have realized that this error is not even an actual error. In my 15 years of teaching i would have never deducted points for an error like this

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

Computers have very limited ability to recognize spelling errors from other errors. Essentially any error is wrong, but you luck out occasionally when your error is within the confines of their algorithm.

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nick534880

Hablo is a bit hard to understand on this one

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

I agree, but it's "normal" interference between the o at the end and the e of the next word. They could have cleaned it up, but to some extent they need to leave those tiny flaws from the surrounding sounds in. Otherwise you could never transition from Duolingo to understanding actual spoken Spanish. People talk about how fast Spanish is spoken, which is true. But a lot of that also has to do with not hearing where one word ends and the next begins. But there aren't too many options for the sentence Yo ____ español, so your expectations will eventually mean you don't even hear this as a problematic sentence.

June 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RajatKumar711915

We don't use "s" with with verb for I(noun).

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RajatKumar711915

We don't use "s" with verb for I(noun)

June 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BhavanaAdi1

I have been asked same thing over and over to clear the test.

June 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mrs.Defaul

See, can this app remind me in somewhat way of telling "Read it Twice!". Everytime I get this sentence I sometimes put inglés instead of español.

June 18, 2019

[deactivated user]

    How would you say I speak a little Spanish? Is "Yo hablo un poco español" correct?

    June 21, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tita.popi

    Yo hablo un poco de español.

    June 21, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

    Yo hablo un poco DE español. A little (something) is always un poco de. Un poco de café - a little coffee, etc.

    June 21, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lilith259804

    Yo hablo español.

    July 8, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jen168327

    When do you use hablo or hablas?

    July 9, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lassi492061

    Yo hablo - I speak tu hablas - you speak (in old language: thou speakest) Él / ella habla - he / she speaks

    Verbs are conjugated in Spanish. This means that with every person the verb is in different form. English has lost the personal endings, except for -s in singular third person. This makes English easier to learn for foreigners, but makes it more difficult for native English speakers to adopt the verbal system with personal endings that still exists in most other Indo-European languages.

    July 9, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rabbitowner

    I understood"hablas"

    July 22, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

    That's a normal response from many students who hear Spanish spoken at normal conversational speed. Spanish is spoken very quickly, and sounds run together a little, but eventually you will be able to hear at that speed. Just keep hitting the button to listen multiple times. You may not get it in a day or two, but you will.

    July 22, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MillieFish2

    This is kind of annoying, because i know it says 'can't listen now' but if you are deaf you cant do the exercises

    July 27, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

    You can permanently turn off listening exercises in settings. But Duo is definitely more designed to building speaking and listening skills. There are other programs that are mostly designed to learn to read. Obviously part of the issue is why you are learning Spanish and how you are going to use it. I imagine that any sort of conversational course in a foreign language for the deaf might have to include some additional lip reading practice and/or a different sign language. I do hope that not somehow a very ignorant statement.

    July 27, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LLoyd201

    In real life when we say ''Yo hablo español.'' in Spain the answer will be I speak ''in'' Spanish not I speak Spanish.

    August 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

    So it would be Hablo en español? Would that en also go in the question as in En qué idioma hablas. In English the in is sometimes used as well, but whether an amusing comment or factual, the assumption is that the person who is speaking in English can speak other languages as well.

    August 2, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Masilith

    The mumbling really helps to not irritate the crap out of me while trying to learn this language. Really.

    September 7, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AbigailMcC499635

    It WaS A TyPo

    September 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

    You are railing against a computer who didn't recognize your typo by showing it how good you are at making them. Seems like a rather unproductive approach.

    September 12, 2019

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/janeesa2006

    I try hard to but don't give up because "Practice makes Perfect" and soon you will probably be fluent in Spanish. :)

    November 3, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brenna385697

    Not yet, but I hope to soon!:)

    February 28, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cadence960788

    What??????

    April 10, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chanel469999

    Hollloooooooxhhdgdgdh

    April 16, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maddie89443

    I CANNOT USE THE MIKE!

    April 27, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Miranda704637

    Not quite

    June 24, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/helena._.k

    Lmao not really

    July 12, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dominique256673

    Keep saying its wrong when My answer qas right what gives ??

    July 31, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stormtrooper5

    well duh i speak spanish. im learning it you stupid computer

    August 3, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Delta5-4life

    IM TIRED OF GETTING DING 4 LEARNING WHAT U TAUGHT....."PUEDO=CAN", U DING ME 4 NOT USE CAN N MY ANSWER...FIX IT

    September 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lifecrysta

    talk is exactly like the word speak both are acts too

    September 25, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/allie977066

    No i dont

    Thanks youtube cough cough

    October 8, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/big_yeeter

    I just randomly joined the convo.

    October 11, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oshawn1

    lol ok welcome bro what up?and i have been so AFK for a long time so that's ok

    October 11, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KevinGuzma60679

    wtf

    December 1, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frankie770073

    well im trying

    December 15, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrancoRent

    0

    January 6, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MemoHernnd2

    Hi

    January 8, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amahria1

    this is challanging

    February 7, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luz0331

    Good for you paiskey toylor

    February 9, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luz0331

    Sucks OKAY adriana m.

    February 9, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melane569998

    luz0331 i am sorry i said that :(

    February 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SophieEspinel129

    Habla horrible la señora

    February 10, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melane569998

    i am also sorry :(

    February 10, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      Am i a liar now?

      February 13, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xavi338826

      I believe that my answer should be correct. I hate this site and will request to shut it down. I will report you everyday. So accept my answers you piece of garbage site.

      March 8, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DivingPro380218

      I speak dog....woof

      May 1, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

      Your human accent is showing though.

      May 1, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KhushiBhar11

      Hi

      May 20, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuvicDeLeo

      Nkbg

      August 13, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuvicDeLeo

      nlllllllllmmmmml

      August 14, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OrwKgc

      I was right and it told me I was wrong

      April 18, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lazykiddo2

      why is everything deleted help

      May 5, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

      You need to be more specific. We can't see what you are looking at. What is deleted?

      May 5, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpanishQue983112

      I wrote the correct answer and it said i was wrong

      May 12, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

      That happens from time to time. It is a glitch that may be related to their network traffic. You should be aware of it though, because sometimes Duo will show you a different correct answer and people assume that they are trying to correct some error. Obviously that's what they mostly do, but in marking a correct answer wrong, the answer that comes up may be exactly what you typed or somewhat different. The latter case is actually harder to figure out.

      May 13, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woody212

      Why

      May 28, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rosalie232066

      I typed English by accident DHEIDBDUDJJXJEJFFKF

      June 10, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Funthefox

      You suck duolingo i sed it right and íts sed fialed you suck

      June 12, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CheyenneHa412788

      Rbis sucks

      June 15, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/caithness

      Sorry.

      July 2, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/caithness

      Thanks.

      July 2, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adam952380

      Hablo wasn't an option....

      July 3, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EmoAlpaca

      The speaker actually said hablas instead hablo, WTH!?

      July 4, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

      No. That is the normal elision of the final o and the es. Vowel elision is quite noticeable at faster speeds. When I first spoke Spanish in the real world I would always miss the he or ha from the perfect tenses, and taught myself to recognize them simply from the placement of the past participle, which wasn't perfect but mostly worked. But now I hear them without an issue. It takes time, but you should not judge the way that vowels elide at normal conversational speeds an error. Spanish is enunciated rather well in most dialects, but this is part of it. In Spanish literature and the like you will find mi hijo written as mijo to show affection. But the bottom line is every one says mijo unless the are consciously ennunciating.

      July 4, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David667162

      Game cheats. I got that right

      July 30, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leslie977137

      apparently this is flawed

      August 4, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susie55686

      I would like to know why I get it right and it tells me I get it wrong? This is not the first time it happened.

      August 16, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deniz101081

      First i wrote i speak espanol accidentally then i wrote i speak english so i did it wrong twice

      August 17, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chuck294657

      Its telling me to tap whay i hear. Its saying uts wrong and translating it

      August 27, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarianoC11

      I typed "I speak spanish" and it failed me. Does it need to be capitalized?

      February 25, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

      Yes: "I speak Spanish"

      October 29, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DianneEspe

      It sounds like Yo lo espanol

      March 3, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/strogito

      Castilian?

      March 6, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sara554183

      I do

      March 7, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NyomanFaja

      The fast say jo.. the slow say yo.. why?

      March 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bridgett835425

      Cant

      March 17, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sheena686675

      I couldnt hear what she said at all :( i got it wrong :(

      March 29, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/...Oh.

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      December 16, 2018

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      December 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

      Do you know you can get banned from Duolingo for making the equivalent of spam storms.

      December 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jason353324

      Im sick of typing answers, make it multiple choice.

      July 3, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jade586164

      I dont get hoblo is the h silent

      February 20, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marcy65brown

      Yes, the h's are always silent, except in the combination ch, which always sounds like the ch's in church.

      February 20, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KadenHuiet

      nice job on your streak

      April 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nukenut

      An 827 day streak?!? i'm on a 2 day streak!!

      September 25, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D_Wall

      he is at 1370 streak now, lol

      March 26, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spanyerl

      hes still going haha

      June 14, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/groomer2

      the h is silent but the j in spanish sounds like an h ie Jose

      April 17, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tedee15

      Umm...no...Jose is a different sound.

      March 1, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lynettemcw

      Most people would say that they Spanish j and soft g have a gutteral h sound. It actually is quite similar to the German ch in Nacht. The difference in the sound can be associated with the c. And while it isn't like the English h, it is the closest sound to it in Spanish.

      March 1, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/groomer2

      are both I talk and I speak both covered by yo hablo? I substituted talk for speak and was marked wrong?

      April 17, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lpshannahan

      It's less that it can't be talk so much as that wouldn't make sense in English? You wouldn't say "I talk spanish." you would say "I speak spanish."

      May 12, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Smartiecookie15

      If you say hablas español does it mean the same thing?

      February 25, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marcy65brown

      No, hablas means you speak instead of I speak. When you change the end of the verb (change the conjugation), you are changing the subject (who is doing the action). (Yo) hablo = I speak; (Tú) hablas = You speak.

      April 12, 2017

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benster06

      nope not unless your talking to someone else

      September 27, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emschl

      hablar= to talk habla= feminine talk hablo-masculine talk Either two bottom ones are used

      March 1, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/groomer2

      yo hablo, tu ,el ,ella, habla, , ellos y ellas hablan, nosotros hablamos.

      June 10, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zombiedoggo

      Is Spanish your native language

      August 19, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/groomer2

      no English is but only in the Canadian dialect eh!

      October 22, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErikNebel83

      I don't

      June 3, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/groomer2

      tu no habla espanol?

      June 10, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royraju

      "Habla" is wrong.

      ¿Tú no hablaS español? or ¿Usted no habla español? ;)

      June 13, 2016

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexKondratenko

      hablas*

      September 4, 2016
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