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

Terri

Kwiziq community member

24 April 2018

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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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Forming adverbs from adjectives ending in -ant and -ent -

Alan

Kwiziq community member

24 April 2018

24/04/18

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.

Terri

Kwiziq community member

24 April 2018

24/04/18

My, I feel silly. Sorry for asking such a basic question. Thank you for the correction, and for both faux amis.

Chris

Kwiziq community member

26 April 2018

26/04/18

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.

Max

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2018

18/10/18

If I remember correctly...

actuel = CURRENT

réel = ACTUAL

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