Me too, I didn't hear any Les or Livres. Even on slow motion thingy. Oh well try again next time.
Same here, but since this lessons on plurals I just assumed it was Les livres, it's kinda bs but eh
yeah, its kind of hard to tell the difference, but it is singular is you hear ''lu'' and if it is plural then its ''lay''. it used to screw me up all the time( and sometimes it still does)!
Les is always pronounced as 'lay'. And Le as 'eL'. So if you ever hear 'Lay' it means 'Les', and next thing would be plural.
Is there any difference in pronounciation between "Le livre et le pomme sont rouges" and "Les livres et les pommes sont rouges"? If so, can you please post a sample? Merci beeeeeeeeaucoup!
you can't usually hear the s on livre or pomme, but you can (or at least I can) hear the difference between le and les. Le = Luh and Les = Lay, once you hear the "lay" sound, you know it must be plural... I think that's right at least!
Sorry I reply sooooo late, but thank you. I usually can tell the difference when a mothertongue is speaking (also thanks to the context). With a computer voice it seems a bit hard to me :)
First of all livre is masculine and pomme is femine so it should be la pomme. I believe the s on rouges signifies that there are more than one thing that's red.
It would not be "la pomme" if it were more than one. Plural would then be "les pommes" because there is more than one apple.
Le pomme would be incorrect, because pomme is feminine. Is either la pomme or les pommes
this a little confusing for me, besides this word wichi other one behaves this way? Thanks
the word 'pomme' is feminine, so if it were singular is would be 'la pomme', hence she must be saying "les pommes"
There's also the fact that the phrase uses "sont" which means "are"; something you can only use for plurals.
The difference as Casiddy05 well said is in les pommes, because book and pomme are two things so she could have said 'sont' if it was just one book and one apple.
You can kind of tell when they are saying le and when they are saying les because le sounds like "lu" and les sounds like le.
Can anyone tell me if the French woman that speaks here has a good pronounciation, I heard the Spanish one and it was an awfull machine.
If i were to say "Le livre et la pomme", do I use "sont rouges" or "sont rouge"?
You have to use 'rouges' to reflect the plurality of the sentence. Otherwise you can use 'est rouge' for single subjects, but never 'sont rouge'.
Its too hard , its like le livre et le pomme sont rouge, mmm... Learing french is not easy
There's always one word I forgot to make plural (usually rouge). Would it be a big deal if you forgot to do this when writing or is it negligible?
Could someone please explain how to tell if the speaker is saying "livres" or "livre" ? Thanks
Listen to the articles. Le or les, la or les. Use the slow version everytime that you see these words until it sounds clear to you. *also, the chapter is plurals so you should be expecting plural words to be used.
Wouldnt you be able to hear the s on 'livres' if it precedes a vowel like e or a?
I hate these questions that tell you to write what you hear. It obviously says "les livres" for the sake of the plural task but it just sounds exactly like "le livre"... ridiculous..
On the app the exercise says "type the French you hear" I've been typing the French when the answer is an English translation! Is this working as intended?
You can just about distinguish between 'les' and 'le.' She pronounces 'le' as luh and 'les' as 'leh.' That's helped me tell them apart. Hope that helps :)
My response indicated that "the books and apples are red". Seems consistency requires the definitive article for either both or neither, but not for one and not the other?
Aaah. It doesn't make a difference. How are we supposed to know when is plural or singular. The "s" isn't pronnounced.
can you say "les livres et pommes" or do you have to have the definite article before each object?
since it's plural, this sentence could technically mean "The pounds and the apples are red". Le livre = the book, La livre = the pound. Since the sentence is plural you can't tell the difference.
The female voice is very difficult to distinguish between sont and somme.