The Distinction Between 'Dire' and 'Parler' in French

The difference between 'Dire' and 'Parler':

  1. Dire:

    • Used to express specific speech or convey information.
    • Example: "Il a dit qu'il viendrait" (He said he would come).
  2. Parler:

    • Used for general speaking or expressing communication through speech.
    • Example: "Il parle trois langues" (He speaks three languages).

Simply put, 'Dire' refers to saying or reporting, while 'Parler' refers to general speaking or communication through speech.

Published at 2024/02/12