In "M. Dupont et Mme Vichy vont au bureau." above, it sounds like M. is just being pronounced as the letter M and not as monsieur but Mme is pronounced as madame. Is that really how this would be said aloud? Also, is it correct that the M. has a period to denote abbreviation but the Mme does not? Is there a rule to help explain this?
Bonjour Melisa !
First, yes M. needs the period to make it clear that it's the abbreviation of "Monsieur" and not just the letter M, where Mme is obvious enough not to necessitate this :)
As for the audio file, it was an error, and thanks to you, I've now fixed it to read "Monsieur" as it should!
Merci et à bientôt !
Thank you! The audio files for every example are one of the most helpful features of this site.
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