Music instruments / Les instruments de musique (v)

Vocab

La musique Music
La guitare Guitar
Le piano Piano
Le violon Violin
La batterie Drumkit / drums
La basse Bass
La trompette Trumpet
La flûte traversière Flute
La cornemuse Bagpipes
Le tambour Drum
La harpe Harp
Le violoncelle Cello
Un harmonica A harmonica
La flûte à bec Recorder
La clarinette Clarinet
Le saxophone Saxophone
Le tuba Tuba
Le trombone Trombone
Un orgue An organ (music)
Le hautbois Oboe

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WilliamC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

French horn

Is the French horn simply "cor" in France?

Asked 5 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The musical instrument "French horn" is le cor d'harmonie. Google is your friend...

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour William,

Thank for your contribution, Chris! I have enjoyed doing a bit of research on this. If you want to know more about 'le cor', here are two links:

le-cor-d-harmonie-dans-tous-ses-etats

LeCor

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne lecture et bonne journée !

French horn

Is the French horn simply "cor" in France?

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JaGGaC1Kwiziq community member

Why is it le hautbois instead of l'hautbois?

Is this an exception to the "h" rule that "le hautbois / du hautbois" is not "l'hautbois / de l'hautbois"?

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Le hautbois starts with an aspirated "h" (h aspiré). Contrary to the silent "h" (h muet), they don't contract and are considered a consonant. Here is more on this topic: https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/h-aspire/

 

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Why is it le hautbois instead of l'hautbois?

Is this an exception to the "h" rule that "le hautbois / du hautbois" is not "l'hautbois / de l'hautbois"?

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DOROTHYC1Kwiziq community member

Comment on dit et écrit “I would like to (know how to)play the oboe.”?

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Dorothy,

It would be -

‘J’aimerais savoir jouer du hautbois ‘

Comment on dit et écrit “I would like to (know how to)play the oboe.”?

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