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    french

    what is the difference

    do you speak french?
    no i don't


    can you speak french
    no i can't

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    Re: french

    The small difference I see is that if you "don't" speak french, you could potentially speak a few words in french, it's just that you don't use French as a language to speak in. If you "can't" speak french, you can't say even one word in french.
    "Don't" implies that you are not in the habit of speaking french, while "Can't" implies that you are unable to speak french.

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    Re: french

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    what is the difference
    do you speak french?
    no i don't
    can you speak french
    no i can't
    The second example could be used as a response to a statement:

    "I am multi-lingual."
    "Really? Can you speak French?"
    "No, I can't."

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