yep, without context, will be impossible to tell the difference. challenging.
While "paralle" isn't a word in French, pareille is and it's pronounced pretty close to that
"Il dit" means "he talks," which is basically the same. Parler is more in the moment i guess
I typed "ils parlent". It sounded like the speaker was emphasizing what came after "parl" so I took it for plural. I was marked correct but the english translation given is singular.
"Il parle" and "Ils parlent" are pronounced exactly the same. So both options are accepted as correct.
The former is "speaks" and the latter is "says." It's not "tells," it's "says."
I am not quite sure about a strict distinction for "dire" because "Il m'a dit" is often translated as "He told me." But I definitely agree "parler" refers to speaking as opposed to saying/telling.
Similarly to how in English we don't always know who "you" are (is referring to) , in French ils parlent and il parle are pronouced the same so it is context based.
In english you have ( i, you, he/she/it, we, you, they). We also have the same base of six (je, tu, il/elle, nous, vous, ils/elles). When you wrote "il parlent" the first part is referring to 'il' as in one person (he) but you conjugated the verb to fit with multiple people (they). Correct way would of been, "il parle" (one person is speaking) or "ils parlent" (they are speaking)
Lovely description thanks! But i always wonder why there is no 'sont,sommes,etes,es or whatever one it is) after ils. To me i see ils(they) parlent(speaking) they speaking? Or does the 'nt' on the end of parle mean 'are'?
"ils parlent" can mean either "they speak" or "they are speaking". English makes a distinction between the two, French doesn't.
The translation for il parlent is he\she\it are speaking... Il is singuler and parlent is plural
"To speak/talk" = "parler"
"To say" = "dire"
So "He says" ="Il dit"
I always thought "parler" meant "to talk" (I put that as my answer and duo accepted it) is there not a separate word for speak? I know "dire" means "to say" and wouldnt be appropriate in this situation.
I am responding with 'He is speaking' which is correct. The app isn't accepting the response.
Giving right answer, says wrong answer tells me the correct answer is the same answer I gave. Stuck in a loop