In a situation where we are deciding whether to use le français or simply français with the verb parler, would one or the other be more appropriate in certain settings, or are they both equally valid? I am curious if there are any nuanced differences between the two.
With the verb parler, you can say both
to say I speak Fench
I cannot think of another verb where the article would be optional as you would have to say -
J'apprends le français = I am learning French
J'enseigne le français = I teach French
For instance, if you wanted to say
we speak Spanish at home
you could say -
On parle espagnol à la maison
On parle l'espagnol à la maison
On parle en espagnol à la maison
Very odd but an interesting little fact.
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