"Mais ?"

December 28, 2012


With the relatively poor audio, such a brief bit of sound is tricky....

the definition said may but i got marked as wrong

I wrote "mes" and was marked wrong. Shouldn't that technically be correct?

Mais is "but?" or "So?"

I believe that "mais" and "mes" are phonetically identical. You could argue that lifting the pitch at the end suggests a question, thus suggests "mais" instead of "mes," but c'mon....

there should be a slight difference in the audio, but without a direct comparison it is more or less impossible for a not native speaker.... as a real conversation there would be a context... ^^

"But?" is grammatically (and dramatically) incorrect. Saying "May?" would make sense in a common discussion.

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