Salut a tous!

Claudia A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Salut a tous!

In the audio for "Quand partent-ils" I hear partetil, I thought it would sound more like par til

Merci

Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Claudia,

You are hearing right and it should be "partent-ils"(3 syllables).

What you are suggesting would be the singular -

"part-il" ( 2 syllables)

CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Claudia,

The 'ent' is not pronounced but in 'partent-ils' you have to sound the last 't' of the 'ent'.

If you didn't you would hear the singular 'part-il'.

You might hear it pronounced in every day speak as two syllables but with an emphasis on the 't' to make it a double sound.

But very good query!

 

Claudia A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Salut Cecile

I thought that in the 3rd person plural in the present tense, the "ent" was never pronounced.

Ils tombent  would sound tombe

Ils chantent  would sound chant

Ils regardent, etc.

Claudia A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Forgot to tick to recieve your response.

Claudia A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Merci beaucoup

Salut a tous!

In the audio for "Quand partent-ils" I hear partetil, I thought it would sound more like par til

Merci

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