Plus vs Plus

Allan-M

Allan-M

I've noticed in the lessons there is a distinction made between "plus" (pronounced pluh) and "plus" (pronounced plusse). I saw the following distinction for one example on another website, but still not sure all bases are covered: Je ne t'aime plus = I don't love you anymore (pronounced NE PLU) Je t'aime plus que jamais = I love you more than ever (pronounced PLUSSE QUE) However, there's "one plus one" (which way do you pronounce that? I'm guessing plusse). Is it fair to say that the only one that's pronounced pluh is the "anymore" use, or are there other considerations . . ?
Marie-Claire-Riviere

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Salut Allan! Thanks for the post. "Plus" has 2 meanings which is why it has 2 pronunciations. When it means "not anymore" (1st example) the s at the end is silent. When it means "more" (2nd example) the s is pronounced. I hope this helps! Bon chance! :)
jmoi

jmoi

Salut Marie-Claire Referring to Allan's post and your response, I am interested to know how we say 1+1 in French i.e. is it with 's' sounded out or is 's' silent or is there another way to say this equation? Thanks! joyce
Allan-M

Allan-M

I would guess from Claire's response (and I think this was in one of the numbers bonus lessons if I'm not mistaken) that you pronounce it with the "s". In other words if something is more - whether in normal conversation or additive - like your example, the "s" is pronounced. If it means "not anymore" then it is silent. Let's hear what Claire has to say.
Marie-Claire-Riviere

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Salut! You are right Allan. If you wanted to say plus as in '1+1' you would pronounce the 's' at the end. Joyce, you can refer to the Bonus Lesson 7.10 Beginning Numbers in your Survival Kit for more info. Best of luck with your French learning! :) Marie-Claire

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