Speak English?No way!!!
it should be 我们不准讲英语
They're both fine
My family members (living in China) to me all the time!
can't we say 英文 instead of 英语?
英语 is the spoken English, 英文 is the written English.
actually, we mix them up, so they both have the same meaning
No,they are the same mean,just presentation different
I hope the context that first comes to mind is in a classroom for learning Mandarin...
允许 is a more common way to say permitted allowed right?
准 is also commonly used
When can you use 不让 instead of 不准?
不让 Means to not allow (让 is a transitive verb: To make (someone do something) or To allow)
他们不让我们讲英语 (They don't allow us to speak English)
不准 Means to not be allowed (to do something)
我们不准讲英语 (We're not allowed to speak English)