quite embarrassing to fail the lesson on this sentence...........
Why not 'Je ne peux pas...'?
You can say (grammatically correct) it but it will sound "translated".
So, I typed 'je ne peux pas parler français bien' <- it sounded really awkward then, but at least it's correct. What's the more natural way of saying that?
"je ne sais pas bien parler (le) français" (adverb just in front of the verb)
My question too.
I think it's the perennial question between "to know how to" (skill) and "to be able to" (ability). So je ne peux pas parler... sounds more unnatural, like "I am not able to speak French well."
If you want to insist on your ability/inability, you can say "je ne suis pas capable de bien parler français".
or ''je ne sais pas parler bien français"
I know Duolingo, I know, no need to keep telling me.
Is "je ne peux pas parler bien francais" incorrect then? Was marked wrong.
I think the negative mostly affects "bien", so pas and bien must stick together: je ne peux pas bien parler français.
"literally and figuratively" I can not speak French well
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