"No, he does not speak English."
Translation:No, él no habla inglés.
Habla is the él(he) conjugated form of hablar. Which means when the subject is él (he)/ella (she)/Usted(you) you have to conjugate the verb to match.
Different conjugations of the verb hablar - to speak.
Yo hablo - I speak
Tú hablas - you speak
Él habla - he speaks
Don't forget the verb ending changes depending on the subject (I, he, you, we, they etc) doing the action.
What's wrong with No, habla ingles? Shouldn't it be obvious from the verb who I'm talking about
The first "no" is English's literal "no", and the second "no" is the "not" in English.
1: "el" is required before ingles. It is not acceptable for me as the other question accepted "El no habla ingles." , but on this quiestion, it does. 2: I answered "No, el no habla el ingles." and it has been accepted. Probably the answer requires "el" to indicate he or she. The question says "He does not speak English" .
Whats the difference between é and è? like which direction does the accent mark in spanish go?
Why is there no learning about the verbs ending eg: when to use hablo and when to use habla.
Duolingo tries to teach verb conjugation by letting users absorb it over time. But some people learn it better by directly memorizing conjugation tables.
For the verb "hablar" (to speak), here's how to conjugate it:
I speak - yo hablo
you (informal) speak - tú hablas
he/she/you (formal) speak - él / ella / Usted habla
we speak - nosotros hablamos
you (plural) speak - Ustedes hablan
they speak - ellos/ellas hablan
Notes: (1) this is how you conjugate most verbs ending in -ar
(2) in Spanish, it is permissible to leave off the pronoun if it is already clear in context. Therefore, "I speak Spanish" could be truncated to "hablo español" and "they speak" could be as simple as "hablan espanol."
Why can't we have hace in there? Wouldn't the sentence be "No, él hace no habla inglés.
Translation is not just substituting words from English one-for-one. English and Spanish grammar rules are different. In English, you have to throw in the verb "to do" ("does") in this expression. But that word is out of place in Spanish grammar. Remove the "hace" and you have the right answer.