un peu

un peu

I thought 'un peu' (as in the text above) is followed by 'de'...

Je parle un peu d'anglais avec lui.

jennifer

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Jennifer,

You can say both -

Je parle un peu d'anglais avec lui I speak a bit of English with him

and 

Je parle un peu anglais avec lui = I speak English for a bit with him

Very subtle...

You can say, e.g., Je voudrais un peu de vin, svp. -- I would like a bit of the wine, please. So there is a larger quantity of wine of which you take some. This doesn't work with speaking English. There is no larger quantity of English to partake from. Hence the construction: Je parle un peu l'anglais avec lui.

un peu

I thought 'un peu' (as in the text above) is followed by 'de'...

Je parle un peu d'anglais avec lui.

jennifer

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