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If the "s" is silent, how do you tell when a noun is plural in french?

Is it just context?

July 29, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Pay attention to the article that precedes it.

Le garçon (luh gehr-sohn)
Les garçons (leh gehr-sohn)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlotaCorazon

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caleb636564

Thank you, that's the answer I was looking for. I'm looking to get a teacher, just a bit broke at the moment.

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