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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kyleheise

"Les garçons mangent un repas."

December 27, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kyleheise

It's very difficult to make out plurals in French. This spoken phrase can easily be mistaken as "le garcon mange un repas."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bdflynn

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psychomelodrama

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

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