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François Ier protégea Léonard de Vinci.

Robert

Kwiziq community member

12 November 2015

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François Ier protégea Léonard de Vinci.

The sound for 'François Ier protégea Léonard de Vinci.' says 'François premier protégea Léonard de Vinci.' Is this an error?

This relates to:
Ordinal and cardinal numbers - differences between French and English usages -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

12 November 2015

12/11/15

Bonjour Robert,

No, it's not an error. Ier is the Roman number I (one) followed by er - it's just another way of writing 1er, the abbreviation of premier.

Rebeca

Kwiziq community member

26 April 2017

26/04/17

THE RULE: Notice that cardinal numbers (deux, trois, quatre...) are used for royalty where ordinals (second, third, fourth...) are used in English, except for 1st = Ier / premier.

Nigel

Kwiziq community member

16 January 2018

16/01/18

The pronunciation in "François Ier protégea Léonard de Vinci" and "J'ai bu un tiers de la bouteille." is not as clear as the pronunciation of other speakers in this lesson.

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