"De taler italiensk."

Translation:They speak Italian.

3 years ago

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Wouldn't "they talk Italian" be ok too or must it be speak?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IanWitham1
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I wrote "They are talking Italian" because I remembered the Bananarama song in which Robert De Niro was not speaking Italian, he was talking Italian.

I was told I was wrong. I do not mind. I never liked Banarama.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Qiongxian

Same question!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pat211087
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It must be "speak" -at least in UK English.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rumbasta

Are taler and snakker interchangeable?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/etrlandex
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Yes and no. They are often used interchangeably, but "taler" is slightly more formal or correct, whereas "snakker" could convey the flavor of noisy/ inorganised/ foolish talk . Some would say "mennesker taler og papegøjer snakker" (humans versus parrots). "snakker" could be a little derogatory like "som du dog snakker" (oh, how you are talking). On the other hand, many would find this pedantic and you won't be frowned upon for using either word.

2 years ago
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