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Est and Et. They sound the same??

How can I tell when it is est or et? Please help, Many thanks!

January 1, 2013

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Most of the time, yes, although there should be a difference: "est" like "è" (père in French, bear in English) and "et" like "é" (sorry, can't find an English equivalent).

You may want to try this to hear the difference: go to Google/Translation, pick French-English, type "est, et" on the French side and click the small loudspeaker: she says it well.

January 2, 2013
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