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"Les garçons mangent un repas."

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December 27, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf
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Yes because the voice does not make the liaison between mangent and un: you should hear "mange-T-un".

otherwise, the plural article "les" is different from the singular "le". Pronunciation of the vowels identical to "bet" and "but", respectively.

December 27, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/kyleheise
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It's very difficult to make out plurals in French. This spoken phrase can easily be mistaken as "le garcon mange un repas."

December 27, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/bdflynn
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I believe Stesurf is right.

From what I remember you can pronounce the 't' of the conjugated "ent" if the following letter is a vowel though it's not common.

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/psychomelodrama

How am I supposed to tell the difference between plural and not?? they sound exactly the same!

February 13, 2013
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