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In this lesson, we'll cover another extremely important phrase, Do you speak (language)? This phrase may come in handy if you come across somebody who speaks your language in the States. Most likely, especially in big cities, somebody will speak the language you speak. But rather than asking in your language, first ask in English as they may not speak your language, of course.
Before we hear the phrase again, let's choose a language so we have a language to ask for. Let's choose Spanish since it's the second most spoken language in the States. So, we can say, Do you speak Spanish? Do is the modal verb, you is the person you're talking to, speak is the verb, Spanish is the language. Do you speak Spanish?
Again, as mentioned in our toilet lesson, don't forget excuse me before asking somebody you don't know.
Let's go over this phrase with other languages.
Do you speak Chinese?
Do you speak French?
Do you speak German?
Do you speak Tagalog?
To be completely honest, and as many listeners may already know, although people in the States take language classes early in their lives, many don't speak a second language because they don't see the necessity for it. But this may change in years to come. For now, however, there are those who come from families that speak another language, and therefore know English and another language. Perhaps even a few.
Okay, now to close out today's lesson, we'd like you to practice what you've just learned. I'll say the phrase or sentence, and why don't you try saying it out loud? Good luck everybody!
- Do you speak Spanish?
All right, that's going to do it for today! See you all soon!