Why does one say "je vais parler un peu français" or Je parle un peu le français when un peu is normally followed by de. Even if languages are usually

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Ann

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20 May 2018

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Why does one say "je vais parler un peu français" or Je parle un peu le français when un peu is normally followed by de. Even if languages are usually

followed by an article, doesn't the un peu override that?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using le, la, les with body parts and clothing (definite articles)"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

21 May 2018

21/05/18

Bonjour Ann !

Have a look at the following lesson:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/using-le-la-les-with-titles-languages-and-academic-subjects-definite-articles

Also there is a difference between "un peu" and "un peu de" in French, the same way as "a bit" and "a bit of" in English.

In this case, he's saying "I'm going to speak a bit French", i.e. "I'm going to speak French a little", hence "un peu".

I hope that's helpful!

Bonne journée !

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