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

Help me out please

hi i wonder which ones is correct of if both are correct:

je parle francais or je parle le francais?

(with the weird accent on the c)

September 17, 2016

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John_982

Both are correct but Je parle francais is like the informal or the language in the street. On the other hand, je parle le francais is still correct but its like in formal speeches as it is grammatically more correct.


For the weird c accent it is ç ( cedilla )
It is used to diffrentiate between the "k" sound and the "s" sound. C could be pronunced in three ways: (K, S, SH).
K when in a word theres a vowel infront of it | Cadeau- École
S when there's that accent (a little "s" sign under the C) [Ç] | Ça-Reçu
SH when the word contatins "Ch" or "Sh" | Shaman-Douche

Notice that there are some exceptions, such as "ici- S"
You don't really have to rely on my reply...... bc im just a B1 so im yet good at french so just dont rely on each and every word i wrote


Hope it helped
-John

September 17, 2016

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

thank you, sounds like your french is really good!

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sanaa10_6

Your reply is very nice! It helped me too, Thank you :)

September 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John_982

You are always welcome :)

September 20, 2016

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

"Je parle français" is more common/natural, but both are correct.

September 17, 2016

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

Both are correct but to be clear, in je parle français, français is an adjective. So it means I speak french. Je parle le français: le français here is a noun, the french language. So it means I speak the french language.

September 17, 2016

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

I find it funny how I am on Level 4 in French, yet I just learnt how to say, "I speak French" from this thread. XD

Thanks, sjimsjam! ^-^

Here's a lingot! : D

September 18, 2016

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

Both are correct, but "je parle francais" is more common.

September 17, 2016

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

Hi sjimsjam. The ç is called a cedilla, it tells you to use a soft "c" as in the sound of an "s" when you are pronouncing the word, as opposed to a hard "c" as in the sound of a "k". Hope this helps. You can print the cedilla using a Mac by holding down the "option" key then pressing the "c" key. Not sure how to print it with a PC. Good luck in your studies.

September 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kittycats94

yes love both are quite corect

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eforrest11

hi

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kittycats94

by the way how do you get lingots on a post?

September 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/037005

WOW! (wink)

September 19, 2016

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

I'm a french person and i know that both of them are correct!!

September 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JaylieKyesha1998

Most people just say JE PARLE FRANCAIS

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Parislover1217

Je parle français

November 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dahlia.h

Both are correct, but the first is informal, like your talking to a close friend. The second is formal.

February 12, 2017

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

Both are correct, but grammatically, Je parle le français is more refined and acceptable.

September 26, 2017
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