Pronunciation question

TomC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Pronunciation question

Hi, For the last phrase, "de votre aide", aide is pronounced as 2 syllables, as if it has an accent aigue on the final e. Please explain why this is so.
Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tom,

I have listened to the exercise and I agree with Chris that you clearly hear -

de/votr/ aid

three syllables and not aidé as you suggest.

Bonne Continuation!

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I don't hear anything special. Because of the -de ending in aide, the "d" is pronounced. That's just as, e.g., in petite, the "t" is pronounced. That's all.

Pronunciation question

Hi, For the last phrase, "de votre aide", aide is pronounced as 2 syllables, as if it has an accent aigue on the final e. Please explain why this is so.

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