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Pronunciation of "plus" in French

I have been struggling with the pronunciation of "plus" in French because sometimes the "s" is pronounced and sometimes not. After doing a bit of research this morning, I found that there is a simple pronunciation rule. I wanted to pass it along to those of you who are also studying French in hopes it will also help you.

Plus is pronounced with the "s" when it has a positive meaning such as more, extra or additional. Example: Je veux plus de vin - I want more wine.

Plus is pronounced without the "s" when it has a negative meaning such as "no more". Example: Je ne veux plus de vin - I don't want anymore wine.

Here is the link where I found the information: https://www.thoughtco.com/how-to-pronounce-plus-french-adverb-4084872

September 4, 2017

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/georgeoftruth

A quick summary from frenchmoments.eu :

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/zaitrancer

Thanks for posting this. This is more detailed information than I found.

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

btw when it's pronounced like plys is it still pronounced like plyz in front of a vowel?

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/georgeoftruth

With the three cases of plys above, not usually. For the "nom" and "verbe" comparatives, "plus" is followed by "de" and "que" respectively, so no vowel, just plys. (At the moment, I can't think of a situation otherwise.)

And the liaison is generally not done with numbers, or if "plus" is used as a noun, but the "s" is still pronounced.

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DiconMontf

Looks like this nails it.

September 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Midnightwards666

You are right, it's not very complicated. It took me 2 months to even know this rule exists, but after watching this video, I understood fine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv7nTsxUy30

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/zaitrancer

Thanks for posting this. I like this video series but had forgotten about them.

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dominique2222

Cette vidéo est géniale. Je faisais tout cela s'en m'en rendre compte. C'est vraiment un plus d'avoir une mère française.......

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Midnightwards666

Sa chaîne entière est géniale... c'est la chaîne où j'ai appris la plupart de la grammaire française... j'ai appris beaucoup de lui !

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum

Thanks for the info! This will really get rid of my confusion when I come across pronunciation.

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Silvio42512

I also get confused with this word , thanks man for help

September 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DiconMontf

Cheers! Had been wondering what was up with that.

September 6, 2017
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