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Il est né le divin Enfant (Chant de Noël)

Get into the Christmas spirit with Il est né le divin Enfant, a very popular French Christmas carol about the birth of the baby Jesus.
After watching the video, scroll down to the transcript and click any word for the English translation and links to related grammar lessons.



Q&A relating to this exercise 1 question, 2 answers

AnnB1Kwiziq community member

liasison between adjective and noun

In this song, divin enfant is pronounced as if it were divine enfant.  When is the liaison sounded in other adjective-noun groups?

Asked 3 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ann,

Well spotted!

The word 'divin' is indeed pronounced 'divine'.

This can happen in lyrics accompanied by music for euphony.

This happens in English hymns too when some words ending in 'ed' are pronounced differently from the spoken word. Can't think of an example right now, but it always surprised me when I used to sing in n English choir.

Hope this helps!

 

BobA2Kwiziq community member

Merci, pour la video de Noel. C'est tres  belle. Encore, merci de l'avoir envoye

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liasison between adjective and noun

In this song, divin enfant is pronounced as if it were divine enfant.  When is the liaison sounded in other adjective-noun groups?

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