Ils aiment les femmes.

Is "aiment" and "femmes" supposed to rhyme with the same "m" sound?

May 11, 2012


The vowel sound in the words are different. The vowel in "aiment" is the same as in "elle". It sounds like the letter M in English or French. The vowel in "femme" is the same as in the word or letter "a" in French. "femmes" has

May 12, 2012

lol! Where I'm from "femmes" does NOT rhyme with "bomb" or "Tom", but I can see how it would if you were from upper New York state, for example. In Canada, it might rhyme more with "jam" or "ma'am". ;)

May 16, 2012

"aiment" rhymes with "Aunt Em", "femmes" rhymes with "bomb" or "Tom". (Ahm)

May 16, 2012

Well, not quite "bomb", but I learned it as a soft "ahmm". Fahmmme. Really? Am? Oh, of course, you must be talking about Québecois. Tré beh.

May 16, 2012
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