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MCK

MCK

Alain - «ce ira très bien comme ça». There is no way I can make out that Alain says 'très bien comme ça'.  My wife is a native French speaker and she could not pick what he actually says either. To both of us it sounds more like 'mais' or something similar that does not fit and is not as per the transcript, but definitely not like 'bien' or 'ben'. 
toru e

toru e

It almost sounds like «très miam» (really yummy). :)

MCK

MCK

Maybe, but definitely not «très bien»

Mitchell-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Mitchell-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Bonjour à tous,

 

This is a subconscious blurring of the word where the ‘b’ becomes very soft. It is similar to ‘I don’t know' in English where many people say it quickly, contracting it to ‘dunno’ or somewhere along the spectrum between the two. This is very common but the degree to which it happen depends heavily on the region and the accent.

 

It may not be le bon français but it's good to get exposure to it in case you hear it on the ground.

 

I hope this helps.

 

   -   Mitchell

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