"Elle parle tout haut."

Translation:She speaks out loud.

1/29/2013, 1:22:30 AM

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Given some other situations where "tout" is used to emphasize an adverb, I thought this would be "she speaks very loudly," which was wrong. I guess this would always be taken to mean "out loud" and not "very loud"?

4/8/2013, 4:37:51 PM

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Exactly. Summing up: "Elle parle tout haut" = "Elle parle à haute voix" = "She talks out loud." / "She talks audibly." Talking not only audibly, but loudly would be: "Elle parle (tout) fort" = "She speaks (very) loudly."

9/16/2014, 12:49:38 PM

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Same question, no good answer...

6/19/2013, 6:57:11 PM

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same...

8/7/2014, 2:35:26 AM

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"To talk out loud" is more often expressed "parler à haute voix"...

2/10/2014, 11:03:49 PM

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What would "she speaks loudly" be in French?

11/15/2013, 8:29:41 PM

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"Elle parle fort" would be the one

2/10/2014, 11:04:44 PM

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Doesn't fort = strong, though?

2/13/2014, 3:46:12 PM

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Yes it means strong. But in that context it would mean loudly or loud. A strong sound if you like. Also: Parler plus fort = to speak louder. Parler moins fort = to speak quieter. La télé est trop forte = The TV is too loud

2/13/2014, 4:54:00 PM

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Thanks!

2/13/2014, 6:37:31 PM

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Interestingly 'forte' is used is musical scores to indicate sections to be played loudly. (Technically this is from the Italian though both languages share Latin origins).

8/21/2014, 6:00:04 PM

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why is "She speaks loudly" not accepted? Aren't they the same?

1/29/2013, 1:22:30 AM

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'Out loud' simply means that she is actually speaking, whereas 'loudly' refers more to the actual volume of her voice. She could be speaking 'out loud' but not very 'loudly'

1/29/2013, 1:28:21 AM

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thanks

1/29/2013, 1:30:21 AM

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I have a question, always when there is an "A" before of a verb, that implies that the person actually do or make that activity?, I mean, if I say "Await" that implies that the activity even is running?

8/30/2014, 10:57:27 PM

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seems that speaking would imply that it is out loud. i wonder if the real meaning is "she thinks out loud" in an idiomatic way.

11/19/2014, 8:54:29 PM

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I just translated it 'She speaks loudly' and it was accepted.

4/13/2014, 5:28:49 AM

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I just did (15.09.2014) and it's not accepted anymore :-(

9/15/2014, 7:32:12 AM

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Not for me

11/10/2014, 12:49:41 AM

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Both translations are accepted here despite the minute differences. 'She speaks out loud OR She speaks loudly'

4/13/2014, 5:30:54 AM

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no, I was marked wrong for loudly!

4/14/2014, 1:15:54 PM

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Should there be a liason between "tout" and "haut"?

7/3/2014, 3:35:55 PM

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why isn't "haut" spelled "haute" since it is used with a female?

9/11/2013, 5:54:20 PM

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I think it's because it's an adverb here rather than an adjective.

9/11/2013, 5:59:31 PM

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Yes it's both an adjective and an adverb, as is "high" in English.

3/6/2014, 7:19:41 AM

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If it is and adverb, it should be "loudly"?

9/23/2013, 4:53:44 PM

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No, "out loud" as a whole is an adverb (I would think), and is different from "loudly."

9/23/2013, 5:02:05 PM

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Yes, you are write. Per a dictionary, it is an adverbial phrase

9/23/2013, 5:23:24 PM

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I don't understand what this is supposed to mean in English--"She speaks out loud."

5/28/2014, 11:56:41 PM

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It's just emphasizing that she's vocalizing her words, as opposed to say, thinking it, talking to herself, or murmuring.

6/24/2014, 4:26:17 AM
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