Pronounciation of "J'arrive"

Joakim

Kwiziq community member

10 June 2016

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Pronounciation of "J'arrive"

I was watching an episode of "fais pas ci, fais pas ça". One person kept telling another to hurry up so they could leave. She responds: - J'arrive ! In a lesson here I just learnt why it's "arrive" rather than "arriverai", but what surprised me was that the final "e" of arrive was clearly pronounced, which I believe is not usually the case. Is there some rule for when to pronounce an "e" at the end of a word?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

10 June 2016

10/06/16

Bonjour Joakim ! I love that series ! And I can totally imagine Madame Lepic shouting "J'arriiiiveeeuhhh"! It is not an ordinary pronunciation, but rather one that emphasises annoyance and/or anger. You could also hear it on words with no 'e' at the end, like "Quoi-euh !" (Whaaaat!) from an annoyed teenager for example ;) Enjoy the show!

Joakim

Kwiziq community member

11 June 2016

11/06/16

It was indeed Madame Lepic :-)

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