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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



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


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


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


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 !


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


A quick summary from frenchmoments.eu :


Looks like this nails it.


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


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


Cheers! Had been wondering what was up with that.

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