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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

10 Comments


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

A quick summary from frenchmoments.eu :


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

Looks like this nails it.


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Silvio42512

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


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

Cheers! Had been wondering what was up with that.

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