Comments on pronunciation.

StewartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Comments on pronunciation.

1) Could you please explain why 'papier' is pronounced with an 's' as it sounds like 'papSier'.

2) 'avec les mains et les pieds',   To my ear 'pieds' sounds like 'lipsé' ... any help with understanding this pronunciation would be appreciated.

Thank you

Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Stewart, 

I have listened to the dictation exercise and I don't hear any difference between the 'pier' of papier and pieds( feet).

They are pronounced the same....

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
I can't really advise on pronunciation, but maybe what you heard was "les pieds"?

Comments on pronunciation.

1) Could you please explain why 'papier' is pronounced with an 's' as it sounds like 'papSier'.

2) 'avec les mains et les pieds',   To my ear 'pieds' sounds like 'lipsé' ... any help with understanding this pronunciation would be appreciated.

Thank you

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