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Kwiziq community member
16 December 2018
Salut a tous!
In the audio for "Quand partent-ils" I hear partetil, I thought it would sound more like par til
This question relates to:French lesson "Questions with qui, que, quoi, quand, où, comment, pourquoi, combien"
Kwiziq language super star
17 December 2018
You are hearing right and it should be "partent-ils"(3 syllables).
What you are suggesting would be the singular -
"part-il" ( 2 syllables)
28 December 2018
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.
Forgot to tick to recieve your response.
29 December 2018
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!
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