La liaison

EkanshS

EkanshS

I am still not sure as to why in nous sommes interesses the s sound is not being said aloud. S is before a vowel

FabricioC2

FabricioC2

Olá,

 

Primeiramente gostaria de deixar o meu elogio ao curso da Rocket French, estou gostando muito e também estou aprendendo dimais. O que eu estou sentindo falta é a parte gramatical, pois há frases na negativa,  verbos e perguntas que eu estou confundindo na estrutura porque eu não conheço.

O que você recomenda eu estudar de gramática para esse início do curso?

Mitchell-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Mitchell-Rocket-Languages-Tutor

Hi EkanshS,

 

Would you be able to share the lesson so I can have a listen to the specific example.

 

Otherwise, just to note, the liason in the French language appears at different strengths. Yes, ideally the ‘s’ in the above exmaple should be said, but sometimes it is more subtle or not articulated clearly. In real life, this could be for a variety of reasons, for example the speaker might be thinking of a different word and switch to something else at the last minute, or they might be trying to stress another part of the sentence, so the liason isn't exaggerated.

 

@ FabricioC2,

 

There are language and culture lessons that explore the grammar and how the language works, however if you're looking for something else, then there are a myriad of resources online to bolster your RocketFrench study. Funding something in your native language is the best way to go, because the grammatical comparisons make more sense.

 

I hope this helps,

 

   -   Mitchell

RobertC106

RobertC106

Search  →  →  Nous sommes intéressés. is in 1.7

 

Liaison is optional between the auxiliary verbs avoir and être and the past participles that follow them. Although intéressés is being used as an adjective here, it's still a past participle. That, I thought, was just worth noting. More likely though, generally speaking,  you may, or may not, hear liaison with present tense of être + adjective,  adverb, or noun. Not officially optional, but rather, lazy casual. I believe proper formal French would include that liaison.

 

Robert

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