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Hello,

if someone wants to express that he doesnt speak English very well, is it possible to say?

1) I speak very little English.

2) I speak English very little.

Which of those sentences is possible/impossible?

Thank you Mowgli
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Dear Mowgli,

It is my humble opinion that it is correct to say «I speak very little English». If you say «I speak English very little», it means that you do not often speak English.

You may also say «my English is not very good». It is I believe the better choice. Emotion: smile

Kind regards, Emotion: smile

Goldmund
I agree with Goldmund.

Or I speak English very poorly.
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How 'bout I speak limited English.
Yes that is another good one.
I speak English very little. Little English means English is a small thing.
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This thread is so old, I am surprised you actually spent the time to dig this far back....
AnonymousI speak English very little.
No, that is not good English. To mean that you have limited English ability, you should say : I speak very little English.

Or, I speak limited English.

AnonymousLittle English means English is a small thing.
Little English means limited English.