français et le français.

PaulC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

français et le français.

Why is it "J'aime le français" (with le) and "Je parle français" (without le)?

Asked 8 months agoDefinite article, français
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You could also say Je parle le français, incidentally. Witout the article, français is an adverb, with the article it is a substantive.

PaulC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

An adverb! Thanks Chris, I hadn't thought of that. 

français et le français.

Why is it "J'aime le français" (with le) and "Je parle français" (without le)?

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