Having listened several times to the text, I still hear 'part il fait beau' and not 'quand il fait beau'! Am I missing something here?

SharonB2Kwiziq community member

Having listened several times to the text, I still hear 'part il fait beau' and not 'quand il fait beau'! Am I missing something here?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sharon,

The audio says -

...Ça va toujours très bien      quand il fait beau ...

Not sure why you are hearing 'part' and not 'quand' . There is a pause between bien and quand but maybe the liaison between 'quand' and 'il' is throwing you -

it sounds like -

quantil fait beau

Hope this helps!

 

 

KarenC1Kwiziq community member

I have to say that, like you, I hear a "p."

SusanA2Kwiziq community member

I, like all the other responders, hear "part" not quand, no matter how many times I replay it and no matter how much I understand that this IS what it says.  Very difficult to clearly understand this liason

MartinA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
I agree, I too hear the "p", I only worked it out because I thought about it and the only English word to go with that which made sense was "when"
StephanieA1Kwiziq community member

Not sure if the audio has been updated, but I definitely heard quand.

LucilleA2Kwiziq community member

I can't hear "quand". It seems like the a split second of the beginning of the recording has not been included properly. 

WilliamC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I think somewhere there's a lesson about how "d," as in quand, sometimes sounds like a "t" to make an elision with the following vowel, as in Quand il [quan-til]. Sorry I can't put my finger on it. If I'm correct maybe someone from Kwiziq can point it out.

LauraKwiziq team member

Bonjour William,

Yes you're right: in a liaison or enchaînement, "d" is always pronounced [t] : https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/liaisons/

Having listened several times to the text, I still hear 'part il fait beau' and not 'quand il fait beau'! Am I missing something here?

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