I have never heard "va au" as in "Elle va au restaurant" pronounced "v-au before.

Debbie

Kwiziq community member

2 December 2016

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I have never heard "va au" as in "Elle va au restaurant" pronounced "v-au before.

This relates to:
À + le = au, à + les = aux, de + le = du, de + les = des (contractions of articles) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

2 December 2016

2/12/16

Bonjour Debbie ! I've listened to the sentence you're referring to, and it is pronounced [va au]", albeit pretty fast (French native way!), so I understand the confusion here. You are correct that we wouldn't say [v-au] in French :) I've therefore decided to update our audio file. Please let me know if it's better, or I will look into it again :) Merci et à bientôt !

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