How can you tell when "c'est" cannot mean "he is?" Why does this have to be "it?"
I think that's because of the context of the sentence. However, I wrote "he" as well, as it's grammatical in a metaphorical way.
Attempting to be naughty, I wrote,"is he a pig?", which was marked incorrect. How would I write that question?
When its "C'est mon.." it sounds "Ze mon", but with "Ces't un" it sounds "Zet anh"
What's the deal with that? Does the pronunciation varies?
Pronunciation is dependent on the next word being a vowel or consonant. Hope this link helps http://french.about.com/library/pronunciation/bl-liaisons.htm
Is this the proper way to ask a question? Could you/should you use inversion and write it "Est-ce un cochon ?"
Usually, asking a question with 'est-ce que' is safe...so, 'Est-ce que c'est un cochon?'. I'm not sure about inversions with 'ce' but maybe soneone could help with this.
Yes, Dawnofdusk, you could definitely ask, "Est-ce un cochon?" The other way, as suggested by canary5, is also correct and very commonly used in speech. You'd be more likely to see the shorter version in formal writing, but both work.
I can tell you the pronunciation is ok. I get that it could be hard to tell the difference though.
actually, if u listen properly, it's not hard to make out which word it is.... pronunciations: question: kess-chee-on!! cochon: co-shown!! and the endings of the pronunciations are nasal.. remember :) :) hope u understood :)