Pronunciation of 'je suis à'

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Pronunciation of 'je suis à'

Is it right that you don't pronounce the 'S' at the end of 'suis' when it's followed by 'à'?

I had thought anytime a vowel sound follows a word ending in 's', you pronounce that s. Like with 'Je dine dans une...'

Asked 11 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

A limited number of liaisons are 'required', some are 'forbidden', and some are optional. 

This one is optional - optional liaisons are less frequently used in modern everyday French than previously, and can sound quite formal. This would be one of the more formal ones to use.

See links: 

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/optional-liaisons/ https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/required-liaisons/ https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/forbidden-liaisons/

Pronunciation of 'je suis à'

Is it right that you don't pronounce the 'S' at the end of 'suis' when it's followed by 'à'?

I had thought anytime a vowel sound follows a word ending in 's', you pronounce that s. Like with 'Je dine dans une...'

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