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Pronunciation of "plus" in example

D C.B1Kwiziq community member

Pronunciation of "plus" in example

I understand the lesson pretty well, but a question on pronunciation. Is the audio correct when it pronounces the sentence "J'attends plus de mes parents" with "plus" as [plu] instead of [plus]? It seems like this could be confusing in spoken French, in that it might be mistaken for "Je [n']attends plus de mes parents," but maybe the "de" makes it obvious that this is not a ne...plus construction where the "ne" is simply dropped/implied? (Maybe there's a lesson focusing on the pronunciation of "plus," but I've not seen it yet.)

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi D,

I have changed the audio to a clearer voice and the -s is sounded.

Thank you for pointing this out!

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, that can be confusing. I think it is only context that tells you.

Pronunciation of "plus" in example

I understand the lesson pretty well, but a question on pronunciation. Is the audio correct when it pronounces the sentence "J'attends plus de mes parents" with "plus" as [plu] instead of [plus]? It seems like this could be confusing in spoken French, in that it might be mistaken for "Je [n']attends plus de mes parents," but maybe the "de" makes it obvious that this is not a ne...plus construction where the "ne" is simply dropped/implied? (Maybe there's a lesson focusing on the pronunciation of "plus," but I've not seen it yet.)

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