Tips for French Pronunciation and Spelling for Beginners
- If a French word ends in C, R, F or L (the letters in CaReFuL), the final letter is pronounced.
- If the word ends with another letter, the final letter is silent.
The ending letters that are not pronounced but are added for verbal agreement are in parentheses.
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- Je parl(e). I speak.
- Tu parl(es). You speak.
- Il/Elle parl(e). He/she speaks.
- Nous parlon(s) We speak.
- Vous parlez. You speak.
- Ils/Elles parl(ent). They speak.
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There is an exceptions on "If a French word ends in C, R, F or L (the letters in CaReFuL), the final letter is pronounced."
The verbs which ends in "-er" are pronouced ! (most of french verbs ends in "-er"...) For instance : chanter, marcher, sauter, jouer, ...
I'm sorry for ma bad English, I'm French x)
Tenho uma dificuldade em distinguir o singular do plural em várias situações: le/les, parle/parlent, il/ils, elle/elles. Em muitos casos a dúvida se resolve com o tempo do verbo outras indicações nos elementos da frase, mas nem sempre isso acontece. Alguém conseguiu perceber as sutilezas dessas pronúncias?
translation from the portuguese:
"I find it difficult to distinguish the singular from the plural in various situations: le/les, parle/parlent, il/ils, elle/elles. In many cases the doubt is resolved with the time of the verb other indications in the elements of the sentence, but this does not always happen. Has anyone understood the subtleties of these pronunciations?"
Yes, they are indistinguishable by themselves. I depend on the rest of the sentence for clues.
Sim, são indistinguíveis por si só. Dependo do resto da frase para as pistas.
Try this listening exercise, scroll to the bottom of the page to the section titled: Listen to the following sentences and decide if they refer to Tex (singular) or Joe-Bob and Corey (plural). This is great listening practice.