I've heard a native speaker say, "I talk French and German."
I'm wondering if it is a mistake or simply a less common way to say that one can
speak a language.
Could you help me?
PS. I've been learning a lot from natives on this forum, by far more than on heaps of often useless grammar books. Invaluable living language. Thank you very much for your helpful advice and kindness.
"Today, I met someone I studied French and German at university with twenty years ago. For old times' sake, we talked in French for half an hour and then in German for 10 minutes. Then we went back to English."
When referring to ability, I would always use "I speak Spanish", "They speak Italian very well" etc.