I heard "ma robe est internet" ("ma robe ay in-ton-et"). So we heard the same thing.
Maybe. I have listened to this audio repeatedly though speakers and hi-fidelity headphones and still can not hear the m in tomate. Plus, at least 8 other folks agree.
I agree - this audio was plain awful. Frustrating that I knew all of the vocabulary words too. I only speak French intermediately at best from high school and college, but from what I've learned in the past the pronunciation just sounded incorrect / robotic.
I picked up on "Mon repas" but after that she was phonetically saying "intenut" so I just typed that in out of frustration lol
It would be nice if they had a feature where the French speaking people could record a phrase and we can listen to it and actually know how it really sounds
@Shadybling. Yes, wouldn't it just? In the meantime, Forvo has excellent diction as does Google translate. (For diction NOT for reliable translation.)
i am not sure what the automated lady said. how to you pronounce repas? I hear nothing close to repas after mon!
I put Mon repas est une ??? Of course I know tomate when I hear it but all I heard at that point was INAUDIBILITY !
On tortoise it is clear now (22/10/13). After listening to it in tortoise a few times, then in normal a few times I almost could get it, yes, still too fast and blurred but not as bad as an 0845 call centre speaker... and that costs £1 per minute!!!
shouldn't 'repas' translate to 'meals' ? (I understand the meals doesn't make sense but why does 'repas'?)
Is repas pronounced as "gupah" or "repah"? I heard "gupah" so I got this one wrong.
repas = food ... why not lunch??? the sentence: mon repas set un tomato i translated: my lunch is a tomato otherwise i would have said my food is a tomato
Weak, sounds like my meal and a tomato. The french pronunciation is terrible, makes it hard to determine singular or plural.
Yeah! I don't remember hearing any "s" in any of the plural words I have heard so far :/ is it always silent or what ?
Yes, except when the "s" in the singular is. "Fils" (son) and "Fils" (sons) for example although this is pronounced more like a "z" than an "s". In response to Kyle's original post, because the "t" of "est" is liaised with the "u" of "une" we know that the word is "is", not "and" because if it was "and" the "t" of "et" (and) would not be liaised.
Both mon and ma = My. Mon precedes a masculine noun and Ma precedes a feminine noun. I may be a boy or a girl but My Book (book=masculine) is Mon livre. My Table (table=feminine) is Ma Table.
Pronunciation of "est" vs "et" -- Does one and not the other have elision when followed by a vowel?
And, is there a difference (even a subtle one) in pronunciation?
Both are pronounced the same but the "T" of "Est" is pronounced before a vowel but not the "T" of "Et"..... Altogether now ".....2,3,4... Here's another Exception.....!!" But I guess it is to distinguish between "Is" and "And" before a vowel.
Did not remember the word "repas", it'd be nice to have a reminder of a vocabulary word before being expected to recognize it audibly. This is an issue I keep running into.
Darlin' I'm knockinf 70. You really dont have a problem. I am in the high street and I cannot remember where I left my trousers. Everybody is crossing the road.