"We speak Brazilian Portuguese."

Translation:Nous parlons le portugais brésilien.

April 6, 2018

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So when is it "parler le [language]" vs "parler en [language]" vs "parler [language]"?

All three have been accepted for different sentences on Duolingo, but sometimes one or two are unaccepted - this sentence doesn't accept the third option.

  • In most of the case you use "parler [language]" --> "Je parle français." which means "I know French"

  • If you want to add some details on the language, you use "parler le [language] --> "Je parle portugais" but "Je parle le portugais brésilien"

  • "parler en " is more about the condition in which you speak (not necessary a language) --> "Je parle en français" is more "I use French when I speak" and you can say thing like "Je parle en public" or things like that with "parler en"


Thank you Puopjick


So is the definite article used here because it's a specific/limited form of Portuguese?

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