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Survival Kit: Countries - Is "Australie" really pronounced "oceanie"?

Ruthanne-A

Ruthanne-A

I know French pronunciation can be tricky, but usually I can see where it's coming from. In this lesson, the pronunciation she gives sounds like a totally different word, especially because "Australien" and "Australienne" sound as you would expect. Is it just my untrained ear or is there a mistake in the lesson?
Ruthanne-A

Ruthanne-A

Also, "est" is translated as "is", not "east" in the lesson. I'm assuming it means both...?
Ruthanne-A

Ruthanne-A

And "Je viens" is translated as "I just". It means, "I come" though, correct? Is there another place I should be asking these questions? I apologize if I'm in the wrong place.
Ruthanne-A

Ruthanne-A

And it says "Je suis" is just "I". Perhaps I should have wait to go through all the ratings before posting! Whoops!
Marie-Claire-Riviere

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Bonjour Ruthanne! Not at all, we welcome all questions that you have! Merci beaucoup de l'avoir porté à notre attention! Thank you very much for bringing this mistake to our attention. You are perfectly correct and we will correct that asap. You are also correct in thinking that 'est' means both 'is' and 'East'. "Je viens de + infinitive" means "I have just done something" and yes, "Je viens" also means "I come". Granted, it is not that clear in the lesson and I will see what I can do about clearing that up. J'espère que cela vous aide! - I hope this helps! À la prochaine, - Marie-Claire
Ruthanne-A

Ruthanne-A

Thank you so much for your response! I appreciate it and it definitely helps. I'm loving the lessons so far! :)

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