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He can speak either English or French.
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Sentence #26391

He can speak either English or French.

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Yezmer ad yessiwel tanglizit ed tefṛensist.
Han kan tale enten engelsk eller fransk.
Li scipovas paroli aŭ la anglan aŭ la francan.
Hän osaa puhua joko englantia tai ranskaa.
英語[えいご] か[] フランス語[ふらんすご] か[] どっち[] か[] 話せる[はなせる] 。[]
Он может говорить и по-английски, и по-французски.
Он может говорить как по-английски, так и по-французски.
Он говорит то ли по-английски, то ли по-французски.
Él puede hablar en inglés o en francés.
DIvI' Hol vIraS Hol ghap jatlhlaH.
הוא יודע לדבר הן אנגלית והן צרפתית.
Zna govoriti engleski ili francuski.


Nov 26th 2012, 09:06
Charles, your assistance is needed. Does this sentence mean that he can speak both English and French but, in this particular situation, he has to decide which one to choose. Or is it possible that we just don't remember what language he speaks so we suppose that it could be either English or French but not both of them?
Please, clear the situation. :-)
Nov 26th 2012, 23:49
This can have more than one meaning.
1. He can speak one of the two languages, but I'm not quite sure which.
2. (For the upcoming speech) he can speak either French or English (depending on which is more appropriate for the audience.)

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