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French translation: je ne parle....

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10:57 Jun 26, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: i speak no French
I am calling a friend staying with a French family. After I ask to speak to him, if he's not there, they begin (naturally) speaking in French. I'd like to be able to then let them know I don't know how to speak French
Craig Rooney
French translation:je ne parle....
Explanation:
I think that talking to one of the family members, you have to be to a certain extend polite and say:

Excusez-moi, je ne parle pas français.

There are other ways to say it, but as you mentioned you don't speak French,therefore better to keep on simple. I hope you will be able to read it. Learn some French!
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ashiq mangel
Pakistan
Local time: 14:40
Grading comment
Thank you so very much! Perhaps I shall learn some French, but am working on Spanish at the moment.
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Summary of answers provided
naJe ne parle pas un (seul) mot de français
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naJe ne parle pas de tout francaisMarissa Guggiana
naje ne parle....ashiq mangel
naJe ne parle pas français
François Lozano


  

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9 mins
Je ne parle pas français


Explanation:
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François Lozano
Local time: 10:40
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 56
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11 mins
je ne parle....


Explanation:
I think that talking to one of the family members, you have to be to a certain extend polite and say:

Excusez-moi, je ne parle pas français.

There are other ways to say it, but as you mentioned you don't speak French,therefore better to keep on simple. I hope you will be able to read it. Learn some French!

ashiq mangel
Pakistan
Local time: 14:40
PRO pts in pair: 84
Grading comment
Thank you so very much! Perhaps I shall learn some French, but am working on Spanish at the moment.
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12 mins
Je ne parle pas de tout francais


Explanation:
same idea- more emphatic

Marissa Guggiana
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5 hrs
Je ne parle pas un (seul) mot de français


Explanation:
If you want to say that you don't speak a (single) word of French. But given the context, best to keep it simple!

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 10:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 882
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