Is the 'e' at the end of, for example, 'je regardE' pronounced?

StewartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Is the 'e' at the end of, for example, 'je regardE' pronounced?

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
The answer is difficult to give definitively in writing. It depends to some extent what the word is followed by. At the end of a sentece, i.e., "Je te regarde." it is pronounced ever so slightly, giving the "d" a distinctive touch. But in "Je regarde mon ouvre." it isn't pronounced at all. I would love for a native speaker to comment, though. -- Chris (not a native speaker).
CécileKwiziq team member
The 'e' is mute and it is not pronounced . All you hear is the 'd' at the end . This is the same for all the forms except the Nous and Vous forms. So in - je regarde, tu regardes, il/elle/on regarde, ils/elles regardent the ´ regard ' is prononced the same , sounding the ´d' . I have found as a teacher that it is important to stress this at this stage as some students want to pronounce an ´ é ´ sound which creates problems when you are tackling the perfect tense. Hope this helps ...
StewartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Hi Cécile Thank you and yes it definitely helps.

Is the 'e' at the end of, for example, 'je regardE' pronounced?

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