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Kwiziq community member
21 December 2018
Stress on certain parts of a sentence.
In a lot of the French sentences on Kwiziq, the stress sounds like it is on an odd part of the sentence and I can't figure out the pattern. For example, in "Tu te laves les mains?" above, the word laves is stressed in the recording. And the voice doesn't rise at the end like I would expect for a question. Is that how the question would really be spoken in French? Is there a section here that explains which parts of a sentence are normally stressed?
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate reflexive verb se laver in Le Présent (present tense)"
Kwiziq language super star
17 January 2019
French is a syllable-timed language, where syllables take roughly the same amount of time to pronounce.
In the sentence you mention your voice would rise at the end to indicate it is not a statement but a question.
Hope this helps!
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