I dont understand the recorded pronunciation in this phrase : Les plantes produisent l’oxygène. Why is the “ent” silent in produisent? And why is the “l” silent in l’oxygène?
Merci pour votre aide
In French, the verb ending ‘-ent’ (-er verbs) isn’t pronounced. ‘Il regarde’ and ‘ils regardent’ are pronounced similarly, despite their difference in how they are spelt. See link here: Conjugate regular -er verbs in Le Présent (present tense)
I can hear the ‘l’ in ‘l’oxygène’. It is a little fast but it is definitely there. Listening skills can take a bit of time to develop. The more you listen to French language the better your ear will become at recognising those letters that are sometimes pronounced a little fast ;-)
See link here: listening-links
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
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