Hello all I have question for you , where I can use the word "often" in spanish mean "a menudo" in spanish a example is so :

"a menudo puedo hablar ingles contigo" in english is so : "I often can speak english with you " is correct my vocabulary I use the word "often" or where I can use that word in my normal life?

  • There's no need to apologise for "bad English". We accept that you're not a native speaker. Provided you have made an attempt to be understood will will forgive your errors.
    – James K
    Commented Dec 22, 2017 at 21:45
  • ok I see my question is for improve my english
    – simon
    Commented Dec 25, 2017 at 0:21

2 Answers 2


To answer when you can use it, often is used to show that something happens frequently. For example:

I often go on a walk in the mornings.

Often here shows that it happens regularly.

In your example, I would guess it translates better to I can *usually* speak English with you, which implies that sometimes you try and end up not being able to, maybe because you don't know the right words or something similar. Correct me if the I got that wrong.


My Spanish is bada too but perhaps a better phrasing of

I often can speak english with you


I can usually talk to you in English.

  • oh I can see is similar? it means the same ?
    – simon
    Commented Dec 22, 2017 at 20:05
  • It is more grammatical and idiomatic. At the basic level, "I often can . . ." should be "I can often . . ." Commented Dec 22, 2017 at 20:06

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