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"Today the fish are not biting."

Translation:Aujourd'hui les poissons ne mordent pas.

April 13, 2018


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how do we understand if the "the fish" is singular or plural in this example?


Two ways: 1) the singular "le" is pronounced /lə/ ('luh') and the plural "les" is pronounced /le/ (like 'lay'); and 2) in the plural verb "mordent", the "d" is voiced, while in the singular "mord", it is silent.

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