Please can you explain why Tu is used before a vowel and not T'

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Gloria

Kwiziq community member

9 February 2019

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Please can you explain why Tu is used before a vowel and not T'

Tu aimes 

This question relates to:
French lesson "Tu and vous are used for three types of you"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

12 February 2019

12/02/19

Hi Gloria,

You will hear-

 'T'aimes ça? 

'T'as faim? 

in every day very informal speech (within a family setting) but normally the Tu would not be elided ...

Lily

Kwiziq community member

22 April 2019

22/04/19

Salut Cecile,

Would friends of the same age also use "T'as"?

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

22 April 2019

22/04/19

Between friends definitely although a parent might use 'tu as faim' to a child to teach him/her to speak 'properly'.....

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