peignons pronunciation?

MelodyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

peignons pronunciation?

I wonder if the audio file for "Nous peignons ensemble" is correct.  It sounded like "peignions" to me, and it doesn't sound the same as in the youtube.  Or are there two different pronunciations for "peignons"?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Melody,

I agree with you that it does sound like 'peignions' . It has now been fixed. Thank you for pointing it out...

MelodyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you very much Cecile (sorry about the missing accent).  

I only noticed this b/c In learning French (as a serious retirement project) , I've paid a lot of attention to pronunciation.  I wanted to be able to speak with French people in France, and I figured that unless I pronounced the French correctly, I wouldn't be understood.  That said, years ago when I went to Paris to celebrate my 40th birthday I found people to be incredibly tolerant of my really really bad French. 

What I finally noticed is that these verbs (in this lesson) all have a nasal "i" sound in them.  That makes is so much easier to remember the nous, vous and ils/elles conjugations.  For example, peignons and NOT peindons, which would have been my first guess.   As to why this is,  my guess is that peignons is much easier to pronounce. and "peindons" .... well, "Ce n'est pas joli".   

peignons pronunciation?

I wonder if the audio file for "Nous peignons ensemble" is correct.  It sounded like "peignions" to me, and it doesn't sound the same as in the youtube.  Or are there two different pronunciations for "peignons"?

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