"Yo hablo inglés."

Translation:I speak English.

August 20, 2013



I notice inglés isn't capitalized. Is it like Russian where the only capitals are the beginnings of sentences and proper names?

March 27, 2014


steelplate- That,s the same in French, we capitalize the country, Canada, les Canadiens. We don't capitalize the languages, the same in Spanish.

September 11, 2014



February 19, 2015


And latvian isn't capitalized in Latvia!

July 17, 2015


Also, days of the week in spanish are not capitalized

September 22, 2015


that's so weird

November 22, 2017


No, for countries it shouldn't.

April 29, 2014


Sí, los países sí van con mayúscula.

México, Francia, España, Estados Unidos...

Se usan mayúsculas para casi lo mismo que en inglés, salvo unas excepciones; ésta es una de ellas.

TL;DR countries' names are capitalized.

Capital letters are used like in english, but there are some exceptions. This is one of those exceptions

July 9, 2015


Oh, thanks so much!!!

February 14, 2018


What's the difference in using hablo and hablas?

November 20, 2014


In spanish you have to learn the verb conjugation. I speak= Yo hablo, You speak= Tú(Usted) habla, He speaks= Él habla, She speaks= Ella habla, We speak= Nosotros hablamos, Yuo speak= Ustedes hablan, They speak= Ellos hablan

April 12, 2015


Conjugation would be nice to start with in Duo Lingo. Ive taken French in the past but I am new to Spanish and Portuguese, it would have helped things flow alot smoother, had I had this understanding.

February 14, 2019


Hablo is the "yo" form, hablas is the "tú" form.

So "I speak" = "Yo hablo" And "You speak" = "Tú hablas"

February 3, 2015


Why doesn't "hablo" or "hablas" suffice if it already has the conjugation built in like that?

September 5, 2019


Pronounce yo or jo?

June 28, 2015



February 23, 2019


Jo. One wouldn't say YO hablo ingles. you would say jo hablo ingles but its spelled like y-o. Also lingots are needed as I am broke

June 25, 2019


Does written Spanish capitalize proper nouns?

August 20, 2013


Take Notes:

"Proper Nouns" name people, places, and things. Every noun is classified as either a common or proper noun. A proper noun has two distinctive features: 1) it will name a specific [usually a one-of-a-kind] item, and 2) it will begin with a capital letter no matter where it occurs in a sentence.

In the Spanish language:

NO: Do not capitalize "señor" or "señora" (Mr./Mrs.) even if used as a title before the proper name.

YES: Do capitalize "Sr."/"Sra." (Mr. Mrs.) if used before a proper name as a title. This is the same in English: we don't capitalize mister or ma'am but we do capitialize Mr./Mrs.

YES: Do capitalize the first letter of each word in newspaper and magazine titles/headlines.

YES: Do capitalize religious festivals and national holidays.

NO: Do not capitalize the first letter of each word in titles of books, films, and works of art, EXCEPT for the first word. In English, you do capitalize the first letter of each word.

NO: Do not capitalize the days of the week; months of the year; languages; nationalities; religions; nor the first word in geographical names.

April 22, 2018


often it does not

August 20, 2013


It does n.n Countries, provinces and names are capitalized

November 16, 2015


Dont think so, I believe just names are capitolized.

February 23, 2019


I answered I talk English! is it wrong! and by the way I'm learning english too follow me plz its not that bad

August 5, 2014



When writing or speaking the English language, we have to use the word "speak" when referring to languages: you would say "I speak English," OR "I enjoy speaking in other languages," "I speak Spanish rather well." "I am learning to speak French" YOU DO NOT USE "TALK" WHEN YOU REFER TO A LANGUAGE. Also, the word "english" must be capitalized "English."

April 22, 2018


I accidentally put: i speak Spanish. I wasn't paying attention when it says to translate "ingleis" instead. I got it wrong. Well, lesson learned still means no Lingot earned! I was almost through the lesson. Darn. :-)

October 3, 2014


I'm sure I heard "Jyo" in place of "Yo".

March 15, 2015


Do you have to put 'yo' in front of 'hablo' because surely you could assume that you are talking in first person because hablo ends in o?

April 6, 2017


You dont have top out to in front of halo, but not because of the reason you think. You see, Spanish words, just like English words, have a pronoun in front of the action word. If it ends in o, it means that it is about yourself, so you don't have to write yo. Simple verb conjigation lesson.

February 23, 2019


@Sacha870233: Yes.

April 22, 2018


I can't tell if the computer said ingles because there was no "in" sound in the sentence. All I could hear was Yo hablongles. I know that's not right, but that's the thing I heard.

September 30, 2013


Many times spanish words will appear to run together when spoken. For example, when you say 'usted es' you blend them together into one word, 'ustedes'. It's a lot easier and faster than pronouncing each word separatally.

July 28, 2014


It's like that in just about every language. In English, you might say "That is not!" as "That's NOT!" and someone might hear "That's SNOT!"

April 22, 2018


Thanks this helped me say sentences like that a lot faster

September 5, 2016


how important are the accents? can i be lazy and not write them? XD, like online conversation ..

April 25, 2014


Accents are very important in the spanish language. Without them, we would not be able to tell the difference between many words. For instince, the word 'bebe' is the 3rd person singular form of the word 'beber' to drink. But the word 'bebé' means baby. If you don't put on the accent, you can't really tell the difference between these words outside of context. Duolingo may not get on to you about them, but it is wise to get used to using accents now while you are learning the language.

July 28, 2014


amrok- sometimes a word without its accent becomes a bad word or a funny word, for exemple : año = year, and ano = a piece of your body that you normally hide. lol

September 11, 2014


Accents are kinda important. Sometimes you cant even tell what the word is without accents.

February 23, 2019


is it talk the same as speak

September 12, 2014


Here is a good link that may help you or anyone wanting to know the difference in using SPEAK and TALK.


April 22, 2018


is the masculin inglos?

April 28, 2015



The Spanish word for English/Englishman is "inglés" and it is masculine, singular.

April 22, 2018


When "hablo" is used for "yo" & hables is for "tu". How about for the third person? Like (el/la)he/she, when yo and tu are 1st and 2nd person.

May 9, 2015



"el"/"la" are masculine/feminine definite articles you would use in Spanish for masculine or feminine nouns: in English, it is the word "THE." NOTE: "el" does not have an accent on the "e."

"Habar" is a verb that means "to speak" and the conjugations are:

Yo hablo (I speak)

Tú hablas (you speak) accent on the "ú" (singualr, informal)

Usted habla (you speak) singular, formal

Ustedes hablan (you speak) plural formal

Él / Ella hablan (He/She speaks) NOTE: "Él" has an accent on the "É"

Ellos/Ellas hablan (They speak)

Nosotros hablamos (We speak)

April 22, 2018


I've also seen people mention a form "vosotros" which I assume is a dialectal variation. Where it's used, would this be equivalent to ustedes? or maybe a plural informal?

September 18, 2018


As I saw in one of the tests, it's "habla"

December 29, 2015


shouldn't I understand english be accepted?

November 16, 2015


No; Duolingo is supposed to teach you Spanish, and "hablo" ("yo" form of "hablar") means "(I) speak," not "(I) understand." The correct term for "I understand English" is "(Yo) Comprendo inglés."

November 17, 2015


Muchas Gracias Duolingo. I learned alot. I'm learning Spanish and I enjoy and love it. Best online language teaching app ever!!!*using my aunt's.......

June 5, 2016


I thought yo was you but it turns out that yo is I cool..

August 4, 2016


Spanish capitilization is different. The proper nouns are sometimes not capitalized. I looked it up.

September 15, 2016


Hey guys...i get confused between hablos,habla and that one tense...somebody help me!!

July 19, 2017


Habar" is a verb that means "to speak" and the conjugations are:

Yo hablo (I speak)

Tú hablas (you speak) accent on the "ú" (singualr, informal)

Usted habla (you speak) singular, formal

Ustedes hablan (you speak) plural formal

Él / Ella habla (He/She speaks) NOTE: "Él" has an accent on the "É"

Ellos/Ellas hablan (They speak)

Nosotros hablamos (We speak)

April 22, 2018


I write english and is wrong but when I write English it's corect

June 7, 2018


That is because, in English, the word "English" is always capitalized. In Spanish, the rules are different.

September 18, 2018


is the inquiry form: "Yo hablo en inglés" "Yo hablo en español" in use?

July 1, 2018


Why do i hear 'yo' but sometimes 'jo' for the spanish word for 'I'?

December 20, 2018


Isn't it correct that "I speak in English"?!

January 19, 2019


I also noticed that ingles isn't capital and should be because it is I proper noun...idk

October 15, 2014


@Kayla01: In the Spanish language, the following are NOT capitalized:

...the days of the week; months of the year; LANGUAGES; nationalities; religions; nor the first word in geographical names.

...you also do not capitalize the first letter of every word in titles of books, films, and works of art; EXCEPT in the first word.

...you do not capitalize common nouns.

...you do not capitalize titles before a proper noun: "señor" Jones or "señora" Smith, UNLESS you abbreviate it: Sr. Jones or Sra. Smith.

You DO capitalize the first letter in the first word of a sentence; every word in a newspaper or magazine title or headline; and religious festivals and national holidays.

April 22, 2018


I do not get this. So I clicked on what inglés meant, and it said: English, groins, and British. (Lol ignore the groins part) So I put British. It said I was wrong! Can someone help me on this?

March 24, 2015



The Spanish language does not capitalize languages, nor nationalities. The Spanish word "inglés" can mean either the language English OR the nationality of Englishman from England. In this lesson, Duolingo wants you to put "English" (language). "Yo hablo inglés" = I speak English.

April 22, 2018


I though hablo was I speak, and hablas was speak. So should it still by you hablo ingles, or could it just be hablo ingles?

September 4, 2015


What is the difference between Yo and Tù? Do i need not distinguish it? Its so confusing...

December 26, 2015


Yo and tú (accent always goes up and right) are two completely different subject pronouns.

Yo means "I", and most verb conjugations to this form end in "o".

Ex. "Yo hablo inglés." (I speak English.)

Tú, on the other hand, means "you" (informal), and most conjugations end in "s".

Ex. "Tú hablas ingles." (You speak English.)

December 26, 2015


Vosotros hablos?

January 15, 2017


In English, you capitalize the E. In Spanish, you do not need to.

March 22, 2017


In the Spanish language:

NO: Do not capitalize the days of the week; months of the year; languages; nationalities; religions; nor the first word in geographical names.

NO: Do not capitalize the first letter of each word in titles of books, films, and works of art, EXCEPT for the first word. In English, you do capitalize the first letter of each word.

NO: Do not capitalize "señor" or "señora" (Mr./Mrs.) even if used as a title before the proper name.

YES: Do capitalize "Sr."/"Sra." (Mr. Mrs.) if used before a proper name as a title. This is the same in English: we don't capitalize mister or ma'am but we do capitialize Mr./Mrs.

YES: Do capitalize the first letter of each word in newspaper and magazine titles/headlines.

YES: Do capitalize religious festivals and national holidays.

April 22, 2018


Wow im a learner and i need lots of help! Spanish is a very difficult languange!

August 14, 2017


I will be glad to help you with your English and Spanish. All languages are difficult at the beginning. If you take it step by step, making a good foundation, you can build upon it.

April 22, 2018


Spanish is capitalized but english is not.

September 24, 2017


In the English language, all names of languages and nationalities are capitalized. In the Spanish language, the names of languages and nationalities are not capitalized.

April 22, 2018


Is this inflected by gender? Would I say, habla inglés?

September 29, 2017


No, there is no gender in "habla." Even though it ends in the letter "a," that does not mean it is feminine gender.

"Habla" is a conjugation of the verb "hablar" (to speak). You use it for both He /She speaks (Él / Ella habla) NOTE: "Él" has an accent on the "É"

Ellos/Ellas hablan (They speak)

April 22, 2018


hi guys I'm new at Duolingo and I would love if you guys helped me thank you for all you're time

October 4, 2017



I would be glad to help you with both English and Spanish. Here are a couple of tips:

...always capitalize the first letter of the first word in both English and Spanish languages.

..."you're" is a contraction of "you are."

"Your" is possessive and you would use it to say "thank you for YOUR time."

April 22, 2018


sometimes I get counfused on the yo and the word soy why is that.

October 20, 2017


The word "yo" means "I" and the word "soy" usually follows it because "soy" means "am."

Yo soy. = I am.

April 22, 2018


Im confused. What if u were gonna say "you speak English" in Spanish would u say "tu hablo ingles" or "usted hablo ingles"

January 23, 2018



If you were making a statement "you speak English," in Spanish, you would not say "tu hablo ingles" because "tu" means "your" and you need an accent on the "ú" to make it mean YOU (Tú).

The word, "ingles" also needs an accent to make it correct: "inglés" (English).

The word "hablo" is a conjugation of the verb "hablar" (to speak) and it goes with "YO hablo," (I speak).

"Tú hablas" (you speak) singual, informal

"Usted habla" (you speak) singular, formal

"Ustedes hablan" (you speak) plural, formal

April 22, 2018


I noticed that if you get it wrong the some question comes back but overall the app is great

April 28, 2018


That is so that you can keep trying and practicing until you are getting it right consistently.

September 18, 2018


Would it also be a good translation to say "I know English"? It was marked wrong, but I'm not sure if that's because it's really not a good translation, or if it should be accepted and I should flag it as an alternate translation.

September 18, 2018


I take it that hablo is first person and habla is third person

October 6, 2018


Why does inglés have an accent on e? Is there a word ingles that means something different?

December 23, 2018


Habla vs. Hablo?

January 21, 2019


So is habla used or is it just hablo? If you do use both, when would you use one but not the other?

February 6, 2019


Hola, mı nombre es вenjamın, ¿cómo te llamas? Hı, my name ıs вenjamın, what ıs your name?

February 24, 2019


I said "Yo hablo ingles" as instructed, but it was counted wrong.

March 6, 2019


The fast version says Yo as Yo as in Yes. Slowed version pronounces it as a J sound. Which is correct?

March 23, 2019


I realized yo hablo ingles is pronounced jo hablo ingles

March 25, 2019


In word bank this was a word option 'Ties' I do not speak english, "I speak ties." I adore Duolingo sometimes.

April 2, 2019


I am still confused, I tried both ways capital, and not capital, but I still get it wrong

April 4, 2019


Would you actually bother with the pronoun normally? Having learned a bit of Latin in my youth I am tending to omit it, and Duo is ok with that, but I don't know which version would be normal usage. Does the pronoun not just add emphasis?

April 7, 2019


Hablo English Hablas spanish

April 11, 2019


Why does the "yo" sounds like "jo" when he pronounces it?

April 13, 2019


Couldn't you say "I do speak Spanish?" as opposed to "I speak Spanish?'

April 24, 2019


English not Spanish

April 24, 2019


yo hablas inglés a espánuól

May 17, 2019


When do you need hablo and habla

July 7, 2019


Is the pronounciation yo or jyo?

August 13, 2019


I put the inglés to the side accidentally and it did not work

September 5, 2019


Yo hablo ingles hola

September 12, 2019
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