"She says some words."
Translation:Elle dit des mots.
"Mots" and "paroles" have different meanings and are used in different contexts. "Mot" is a direct translation of "word". "Parole" is a spoken word, or an utterance. It can also mean an oath or refer to song lyrics. You would normally not say "dire des paroles" unless you qualify it: "dire des paroles en l'air" or "dire des paroles d'amour".
very informative! much like an inmate, from prison, is "out on parole". It means he/she gave his/her word/promise (parole) that he/she would follow the laws in society. -Inmates can't just say a magic word ("mot") to get back out in society.
Why "des" instead of "du"? I'm still not clear on the partitives; I knew "mots" was masculine plural, and I thought "du" worked. Help!
I'm curious about the distinction between "parler" and "dire." Can anyone help?
Parler is talking/speaking in the sense of making various vocal sounds. The process of speaking.
Dire is giving information through the means of speaking - saying/telling.
Yesterday I spoke to Jane (parler).
She told me that she is going to Paris on monday (dire).