Pronunciation of: de plus en plus - Clarification sought on the "s" at the end of the 1st plus

AndreaB2Kwiziq community member

Pronunciation of: de plus en plus - Clarification sought on the "s" at the end of the 1st plus

On reading your post, and listening to this lesson, the 1st plus does have a soft "s" and the 2nd one is silent. After listening to Forvo and Reverso, I noted that they pronounced the "s" in the 1st plus with a Z sound.  Is this regional? Can you clarify please.

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Andrea, 

The first -s of 

de plus en plus 

is a -z sound and it is a liaison between the -s and en.

The second one is silent.

Bonne Continuation!

Pronunciation of: de plus en plus - Clarification sought on the "s" at the end of the 1st plus

On reading your post, and listening to this lesson, the 1st plus does have a soft "s" and the 2nd one is silent. After listening to Forvo and Reverso, I noted that they pronounced the "s" in the 1st plus with a Z sound.  Is this regional? Can you clarify please.

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