“I speak French like a Spanish cow.”
“I speak French really badly.”
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Explanation / Comment
Imagine for a moment a cow, of Spanish nationality and mother tongue, trying to speak French… The image is quite amusing and perhaps that’s why this expression has become popular!
You may have already understood what “speaking French like a Spanish cow” means: speaking French badly, speaking French in an incomprehensible way. Indeed, I have never yet met a Spanish cow who spoke French well enough to be understood 😂
🇫🇷 “Je parle parfaitement espagnol et anglais mais je parle français comme une vache espagnole.“
🇬🇧 “I speak perfect Spanish and English, but I speak French like a Spanish cow.“