how to differentiate de and des, au and aux and vert and verts in listening as their pronunciation is same.

Raman deepA0Kwiziq community member

how to differentiate de and des, au and aux and vert and verts in listening as their pronunciation is same.

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CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Raman deep,

That's an excellent question! Most of the time, the context will be helpful and will give you a clue. It's also important to know you should use a "liaison", i.e. when two words are linked together in speech. 

Je vais aux États-Unis. I am going to the USA.
Je vois des oiseaux sur une branche. = I can see birds on a branch.
Voici une sélection de thés verts aromatisés. = Here's a selection of flavoured green teas.

-> you could do the liaison in the last example but it sounds a bit formal in French

Attention: de and des are pronounced differently. Listen to the examples from the following lesson: Use de or d' instead of des

Also, take a look at one of our partners' site on liaisons: https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/liaisons/

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

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