If the "s" is silent, how do you tell when a noun is plural in french?
Is it just context?
In reading, it's easy to see. In speaking, you must pay attention to the context and hear the difference between the articles "le" & "les". "Le" is very light pronounce, like just reading the L from "let." And "les" is longer, almost as long as "Leigh", but pronounce it like you says "let". It's hard to explain if you don't have a teacher to teach you the pronounciation face to face. Also, listen for the verb that comes after. "Le garçon est sympa. Les garçon SONT sympas." J'èspere que tu comprends.