"Elle veut être nue."

Translation:She wants to be naked.

6 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/schwenks

Yeah she does

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/serge.kukharev

Came to comments section just to see this comment :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ruinchristmas

does this sentence sound different than "elle veut être nous" ?

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/egfrederic
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Yes, in French there is a difference in pronunciation between 'u' and 'ou'. http://french.about.com/od/pronunciation/a/ouu.htm

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bush6984
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Reference the International Phonetic Alphabet: to an American they are allophones of the same phoneme, but to the French (and quite a few languages) they are very different. "Nous" has your tongue at the back of your mouth, but is still with rounded lips just like "nu" or most usage of "u" in French.

Say "eeeee" but then round your lips as if you were saying "ooooo" while keeping your tongue in the same spot, and you'll pronounce the right sound. In the same way, keep your lips rounded and move your tongue forward and back and you'll hear the transition from u sound of "nu" to that of "nous."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IPA_chart_2005_png.svg

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mjlopeze
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ooh la la....

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mathwizard1232
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Puis-je l'aider?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SilaDey
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Well, who am I to say no then!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ClvisGoula

Why not?

4 years ago
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