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Pronunciation at end of sentence

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Pronunciation at end of sentence

"Excellent ! Combien de kilos vous faut-il ?"

It sounded very much like he added an 'a' sound to the end of this sentence ("faut-il-a"). Is it common to hear this in spoken French?

Asked 10 months ago
LauraC1Kwiziq community memberCorrect answer

In my experience, yes, it is very common to hear this little extra "uh" sound and the end of some words.  Years ago I was listening to an interview with a Parisian man who did this so excessively that it's become a running joke between me and my husband who doesn't even speak French and could still hear the exaggerated nature of it!

Pronunciation at end of sentence

"Excellent ! Combien de kilos vous faut-il ?"

It sounded very much like he added an 'a' sound to the end of this sentence ("faut-il-a"). Is it common to hear this in spoken French?

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