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Eve asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 7 years ago

What the difference between speaking language and speaking a language fluently?

What the difference between speaking language and speaking a language fluently?

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  • 7 years ago
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    There are three different levels of speaking and understanding a language.

    There is being able to communicate and understand on a basic level.

    There's technical fluently; speaking the language, knowing all of the grammar rules, being able to spell language, and read the language.

    Full language fluently; speaking the language, spelling the language, reading the language, knowing all of the grammar rules, and knowing all of the slang words and phrases.

  • Mike K
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    7 years ago


    1) Would you like a beer, care to dance, the scenery is lovely would be speaking a language OK.

    2) Giving a 30 minute oration on the causes of the French Revolution, arguing about the divinity of Christ or conducting a business meeting would be speaking a language fluently.


    Michael Kelly

  • 7 years ago

    Depends who you ask. An aspiring student will probably say fluency = high skill in the language.

    A language teacher, however, is taught that fluency is the ability to get your message across. By this measure, you can be fluent just by knowing the names for things and using them correctly in context. For example, upon landing in a foreign country, you step outside and ask in the language. HOTEL. TAXI. Two simple words used in the correct situational context get your message across. Teachers (in Calif anyways) are taught to evaluate student's by this measure.

  • 7 years ago

    The difference between them is the fluency. If you are fluent, then you are able to talk just like in a normal conversation. If you are not fluent, then you have trouble getting the right word and take time to say your sentence.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    well, speaking it fluently means very well, like, as good as your own language

  • 7 years ago

    The level of communication over total dominance.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    diffrince iz talk a littul unnerstand a littul

    or speak well and understand perfectly.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    very confusing stuff. check out onto yahoo and bing. it could help!

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