"Các sở thú"

Translation:The zoos

June 2, 2016


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    The final -c sounds silent in các in this recording. Is that standard?

    June 2, 2016


    No, it's not silent. Final consonants -c /k/, -ch /k/, -t /t/, -p /p/ in Vietnamese are unreleased stops. That means they're less-aspirated and pronounced quickly. So it may be difficult for you (a beginner) to hear and differentiate them at first.

    June 4, 2016


    more importantly don't pronounce them hard or it will sound incomprehensible or in this case an entirely different word

    June 30, 2016


    I don't hear any semblance of a /k/ in this one. My Southern Vietnamese girlfriend also seems to not pronounce the final consonants at all for certain words, like muốn. Not sure if it's regional, or just a slurred version of the "proper" pronunciation?

    August 5, 2016


    Because they are silent. You still shape the sound but you don't make the sound

    September 26, 2018


    I typed "các sở thủ" - had the tone of the last word wrong. In the past Duolingo showed me the mistake when I checked the answer (you have typos). That feature is gone since the "upgrade". Now I am told my answer is correct. No help with the tone problem. Thanks, Duolingo, for the "upgrade" that makes it makes your app less useful.

    January 20, 2019


    Các sound like fe...is that right?

    April 30, 2018
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