"I do not speak English."

Translation:Mi ne parolas la anglan.

June 12, 2015



Pretty ironic, isn't it? :D

June 12, 2015


Why is english in esperanto written as anglAn instead of anglOn isn't the ending -a for adjectives, -o for nouns? Isn't english a noun in this context?

March 15, 2016


It's short for the "anglan lingvon". And technically English is short for the "English language". I noticed that we just say "language" when we want to emphasize the language part more than what language we are using (such as English). Hope that helps!

July 5, 2017


Thank you! Here, have a lingot! You deserve it.

July 5, 2017



November 20, 2017


Why " Mi ne parolas angle" instead of "Mi ne parolas angla" ?

January 7, 2017


Mi ne parolas la anglan = I don't speak (the) English (language).

Mi ne parolas angle = I am not speaking in English.

December 14, 2017


Can I write , " Mi ne estas parolas Angla?"

January 26, 2016


That would roughly translate as "I am not speak English" i don't believe you can have those two verbs together like that without an infinitive, also 'angla' should both have the n at the end and be lower case.

February 4, 2016


I don't think you can use estas, and you need an article before "anglan". Since it is a direkt object , YOU dont SPEAK english, you have to add -n to "angla" ;)

February 3, 2016


Why is "mi parolas ne la anglan wrong?"

July 14, 2017


"Ne" needs to come before the word it modifies. Speak English? I don't do that. The way you have it it's more like "English? I don't speak it." It implies that you're about to say "but rather I speak Sard."

December 14, 2017


Does anybody know the differnce between angla anglo and angle

June 4, 2018


I'm sure somebody does. ::-)

  • anglo - an Englishman
  • angla - English (as an adjective),
  • la angla - the English (language)
  • angle - in English

Now, so do you.

June 5, 2018


Is it correct to say it without the article "la"? "Mi ne parolas anglan". Duo accepted my version but now I doubt.

January 2, 2019


Mi parolas la anglan is short for Mi parolas la anglan lingvon.

Without la it would mean "I speak an English language"... if anything.

January 5, 2019


So it's incorrect, right? I am just confused about articles, not only in Esperanto but also in English.

January 5, 2019
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