Pronunciation of 'tous'

Pronunciation of 'tous'

I thought 'tous' was pronounced 'too' unless it was used as a pronoun meaning 'all (of us/them)'.

But in the example:

Je veux que vous ayez tous votre exam.

'tous' is pronounced 'Toos'.

Is this correct? If so, why?

Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Michael,

Yes , the pronunciation of tous is correct and should sound the 's' .

Take a look at the following lesson for further explanation:

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Just another little point -

In your answer to Chris, it should be 'je ne le savais pas' as 'savoir' is a verb of state and you will hardly ever hear/see the passé composé used to say, 'I didn't know'.

It's a mistake I often read on this forum from students so just to put things right!

It is the same for verbs like être, sembler, paraître, croire, espérer...

Hope this helps!

 

 

It is used pronomially to refer to "vous".
Merci Chris. Je ne l'ai pas su. C'est bon à savoir.
Merci Cécile, je ne le savais pas.

Pronunciation of 'tous'

I thought 'tous' was pronounced 'too' unless it was used as a pronoun meaning 'all (of us/them)'.

But in the example:

Je veux que vous ayez tous votre exam.

'tous' is pronounced 'Toos'.

Is this correct? If so, why?

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