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

"Écrivent-elles une lettre ?"

December 27, 2012

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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.


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

Damn you frenchies! DAMN YOU Nah just kidding lol


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

'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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Garock107

Pictures would really help


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

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


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

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


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

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".


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


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

Really hard to distinguish between singular and plural.


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

The robot is terrible.

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