Are 'tous' pronounced as 'toos' in the following sentences?

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Are 'tous' pronounced as 'toos' in the following sentences?

1) Sandra, Andy et moi sommes allés au restaurant tous les trois.

2) Tous, veulent nous interviewer

2nd question: Can 'they all have all of them (eg. books)' be translated as: 'Ils les ont tous tous'?

Thank you.

Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Joan,

1. Tous = [toos] or [too]

a. Sandra, Andy et moi sommes allés au restaurant tous les trois

→ [too] - tous + article + noun (here ‘trois’ is considered as a noun as there is a definite article before)

b. Tous veulent nous interviewer

→ [toos] – tous = all of them

2. 'They all have all of them (eg. books)'

[They all] have [all of them] Tous les ont

They have them all / all of them = Ils les ont tous 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Are 'tous' pronounced as 'toos' in the following sentences?

1) Sandra, Andy et moi sommes allés au restaurant tous les trois.

2) Tous, veulent nous interviewer

2nd question: Can 'they all have all of them (eg. books)' be translated as: 'Ils les ont tous tous'?

Thank you.

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