"The man speaks English."
Translation:Mannen talar engelska.
I believe engelsk is an adjective (an English breakfast), while engelska is the language (I speak English).
pratar is slightly more colloquial. talar is very often used with languages, like in this sentence.
How would I know when talar means the positive "can speak" or the negative "do not speak" ?
Jag talar engelska = "I speak English". Jag talar INTE engelska = "I do not speak English". The inte means not.
Ive been introduced to a new word, kan, ive not been given this word before and so for the only time i see it is when translating ,,, The man speaks english, i write, Mannen inte engelska, the program says its wrong and corrects with,,,, Mannen kan engelska, may i get some guidence on the word. Tack
You forgot the verb and put inte ('not') instead, so the program tried to match your answer to the list of accepted answers. In cases like that, you may get shown any answer that is just accepted. kan means knows, so Mannen kan engelska means 'The man knows English', which is another accepted answer here.