I don't understand why "Currently speak Spanish" is not a correct answer.

TerriC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I don't understand why "Currently speak Spanish" is not a correct answer.

I don't understand why currently speak Spanish is not a correct answer. Couramment means currently, correct? It also means fluently, but how is someone to know which definition you are using in this particular example? Please help. Thanks, Terri"

Asked 1 year ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Actually, couramment doesn't mean currently, it means commonly, frequently or fluently

Currently would be actuellement. (Which doesn't mean actually.)

These are both faux amis.

TerriC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
My, I feel silly. Sorry for asking such a basic question. Thank you for the correction, and for both faux amis.
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Terri, don't beat yourself up about it. Such experiences are actually valuable. I guess you won't forget the meaning of couramment anytime soon. ;)

-- Chris.

MaxC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

If I remember correctly...

actuel = CURRENT

réel = ACTUAL

I don't understand why "Currently speak Spanish" is not a correct answer.

I don't understand why currently speak Spanish is not a correct answer. Couramment means currently, correct? It also means fluently, but how is someone to know which definition you are using in this particular example? Please help. Thanks, Terri"

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