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when to pronounce s


How could the s at the end of Un nounours is pronouced. 


When do we pronouce the s and when do we not? 


Thank you

toru e

Good question. Generally, the 's' is silent in French, but un ours (a bear) is an exception, so un nounours (a teddy bear) follows the exception. Unfortunately, I don't think there are any hard and fast rules on the exceptions (other than pronouncing the 's' on foreign-derived words), they just need to be learned.


Here are a couple good answers, but Torusan is right. And I would say, just use a dictionary.



The second link has a reference to an old book and the words are there:


I found this little site also with audio pronunciations like here at Rocket Languages:


Fun isn't it? Like Disney:

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