I feel favor "Ich spreche ein wenig Deutsch" is wrong, deserve to someone please tell me the ideal means to say this? TIA!


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I feel like "Ich spreche ein wenig Deutsch" is wrong

It isn't wrong, it's fine. But note that this greatly suggests "I stop German", and just tones it down a little bit. So you can't really use it to tell somebody that your Gerguy is still restricted. For that you would say "ich spreche nur wenig Deutsch".

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Also note that it's not that widespread to use "sprechen" for an capability. "Sprechen" is the actual act of speaking. So while you deserve to use "ich spreche Deutsch" as an capability, it sounds even more favor "I do usage German to communicate" than "I am able to use Gerguy as soon as needed". For the simple capability, "ich kann Deutsch" is better than "ich spreche Deutsch".


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This makes feeling many thanks, it seems equivalent to exactly how one claims one is hungry in German by saying "ich habe hunger" literally analyzed to 'I have actually hungry'. Thanks for the excellent tip! Duolingo has actually taught me "ich habe hunger" and "ich spreche Deutsch" yet not the little points choose "I only sheight a small German" or "Please sheight progressively so I deserve to understand you", which is what I really need to have the ability to say, ha.


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I would use "Ich spreche etwas Deutsch" or "Ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch".


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Philosophically speaking, this is just one of those sentences I wouldn't worry about gaining specifically ideal. The level of sophistication you usage will additionally indicate your level of proficiency. If you say it exceptionally eloquently, then you make it clear that you speak Germale pretty well, and don't require the other perboy to make considerable allowances for you. But if you make a grammatical mistake while saying it, you are indirectly communicating that perhaps the various other perkid need to sheight a little sreduced to make certain you understand.


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Personally I’d say “ein bisschen Deutsch”


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I say “ich spreche nur ein bisschen Deutsch”


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You asked the question I also wanted to know the answer to


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I understand a small German


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Op · 7m

Ha, great one lol


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Ich können spreche ein kleiner Deutsche. Don't take this for 100% I am brand-new learner.


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Hello fellow newbie!

Just a note: placement and conjugation of verbs are important! Können is the infinitive of a verb (think: to be able to) and also below you want to conjugate it (make it match) with the subject (ich). In this case, you gain “Ich kann” (think: I can).

Now, bereason you have actually your subject at the beginning and your verb in the second place (you’ll learn more of this later!) your various other verb (sprechen) will certainly remajor in the infinitive and be kicked to the finish of the sentence. (So far we have: Ich kann sprechen.)

So what about the various other parts? Klein indicates more prefer small right here and also a little Germale sounds funky right here, right? It would certainly be much better to say “ein bisschen Deutsch” (a tiny little of German). This will certainly precede your verb(s) at the end of the sentence.

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So now we get: Ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch sprechen. (The verb sprechen is optional!)


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Couldn’t I say “ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch“ ?


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In my books they say: "Ich spreche ein bisschen Deutsch"


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Ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch. The verb sprechen is optional.


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