https://www.duolingo.com/Wittkin

"Écrivent-elles une lettre ?"

December 27, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/Wittkin

It's really hard to tell the difference from singular and plural when listening :/

December 27, 2012

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the singular form is different this time : "écrit-elle une lettre" - note there is no "v" sound.

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/nixxter

I heard the 'v', thanks for pointing that out. That'll help 'cos there wasn't much else to go on.

January 12, 2013

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That's French for you. The 's' and conjugation on the verbs like 'ent' are silent. Native speakers just know what they're talking about.

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Gonxa

Damn you frenchies! DAMN YOU Nah just kidding lol

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/ajdedinburgh

'Are they writing a letter?' is the response I gave, which seems exactly the same as the correct answer but it was put as wrong. Can you please tell me why? Thanks

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Garock107

Pictures would really help

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/lang1218

i agree

December 27, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/ajdedinburgh

No no it's OK I see where I went wrong there. :)

January 4, 2013

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That one was hare to work out. I'm pretty sure that the "ent" at the end of Ecrivent is always silent

January 5, 2013

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It is true that the "en" sound is not to be heard. But you should hear the "ve", then the liaison with the final "t", like this : "écriV - T - une".

January 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DuFarge

So, one does NOT pronounce the 'en' but DOES pronounce the final 't'? I had read this hint once that said one only pronounces the endings C, R, F and L. I'm getting confused on endings. Just takes time...and a long trip to France, I imagine. And younger grey cells.

January 13, 2013

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January 14, 2013

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Really hard to distinguish between singular and plural.

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Duohunto

The robot is terrible.

January 9, 2013
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