2.3 quiz question—is it correct?

夫婦茶碗

One of the quiz questions for module 2.3 is:
   "Nihongo o hanashimasu" translates as "I speak Japanese", how would you say "I CAN speak Japanese"?

The multiple choice answers are:
  - Nihongo o hanase masu. ( this is the correct answer)
  - Nihongo o hanashitai desu.
  - Nihongo o hanasō.
  - Nihongo o hanasa nai desu.

This topic was covered in module 1.9 (What you are Able To Do) and we were taught
にほんご  はなせます。/ I can speak Japanese.

My questions is, is the quiz correct and the particle can be used in place of ? Or is the particle wrong in the multiple choice?

Crystal-Rocket-Japanese-Tutor

Hi there,

You can use both, and you do hear both being used in Japan. However, it is said that "Nihongo ga hanasemasu" is more natural sounding.

I hope that helps!

Crystal

夫婦茶碗

Thank you Crystal. (^^)b

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