Salut a tous!

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Claudia

Kwiziq community member

16 December 2018

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Salut a tous!

In the audio for "Quand partent-ils" I hear partetil, I thought it would sound more like par til

Merci

This question relates to:
French lesson "Questions with qui, que, quoi, quand, où, comment, pourquoi, combien"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

17 December 2018

17/12/18

Hi Claudia,

You are hearing right and it should be "partent-ils"(3 syllables).

What you are suggesting would be the singular -

"part-il" ( 2 syllables)

Claudia

Kwiziq community member

28 December 2018

28/12/18

Salut Cecile

I thought that in the 3rd person plural in the present tense, the "ent" was never pronounced.

Ils tombent  would sound tombe

Ils chantent  would sound chant

Ils regardent, etc.

Claudia

Kwiziq community member

28 December 2018

28/12/18

Forgot to tick to recieve your response.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

29 December 2018

29/12/18

Hi Claudia,

The 'ent' is not pronounced but in 'partent-ils' you have to sound the last 't' of the 'ent'.

If you didn't you would hear the singular 'part-il'.

You might hear it pronounced in every day speak as two syllables but with an emphasis on the 't' to make it a double sound.

But very good query!

 

Claudia

Kwiziq community member

29 December 2018

29/12/18

Merci beaucoup

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