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Ils parlent ________ , je ne comprends pas

JessicaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ils parlent ________ , je ne comprends pas

I don't understand why Kwiziq is marking "le chinois" as nearly correct here (with chinois) being the right answer.

The lesson clearly says:

Unlike in English, definite articles (le,la,l',les) are used with titles, languages & academic subjects in French.

It then says the definite article is optional for parler + [language].

And gives the example:

Il parle portugais.  /  Il parle le portugais.He speaks Portuguese.
Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jessica, 

Both 'le chinois' and 'chinois' should be accepted in the case of the verb parler, so maybe best to query via the Report It button on your correction board.

 

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Ils parlent ________ , je ne comprends pas

I don't understand why Kwiziq is marking "le chinois" as nearly correct here (with chinois) being the right answer.

The lesson clearly says:

Unlike in English, definite articles (le,la,l',les) are used with titles, languages & academic subjects in French.

It then says the definite article is optional for parler + [language].

And gives the example:

Il parle portugais.  /  Il parle le portugais.He speaks Portuguese.

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