She's the equivalent of a mother saying "Eat something dahlin' yah' so thin! It depends on accent too. Took me ages to realise what they were saying. Saying that, I now have to explain it to other non-natives when I say it par hasard. In casual conversation with friends or random people "je sais pas" "tu sais pas" etc You may want to pronunce it in more formal conversations though job interview etc When native pronunce it though, they tend to just pronunce the "n" part as such "je n'sais pas" so the sentence flows better.
And here I thought I always sounded like a pompous asshole but I pretty much never, ever use "ne". Even in relatively formal circumstances. It's omitted in casual spoken French. When writing, you should use it, unless you're writing some casual dialog of course. In some cases, it is awkward to omit it because it can lead to an ambiguity: Some French still say it, and pronounce the final s to mean more and don't pronounce the final s to mean "no more".
Please, don't do that. OK so first the proper way to write this is: It means "I don't want any it anymore". The problem is that if you remove the "n'", as you usually do in casual speak, you get: Do you mean "no more", or "more"? I dunno, I've been in Brittany for three years and they do the same here. Not ambiguous at all.
And for sure, it's not "proper French", but that's how people speak. I can confirm, I live in the North of France and I got family scattered a bit everywhere and everyone does that. Oh, so half the country speaks in a particular way and it is deemed not "proper"? We're talking about a language here and how it is spoken by it's natives. I think you need to check the definition of "proper". A language is made of rules. He's just stating them and explaining that in some part of France most people don't.
No need to feel offended. And I'm from the North of France where most people don't speak proper French either. Please read it again and see how patronising you sound. As for the dictionary line, lets let it slide and agree we don't go for teenage put downs any further. As for a proper answer to your statement, I think you are missing the point here.
We are not discussing grammar but pronunciation, accents. What is proper in your book in that case? The French language doesn't have a received pronunciation. Accents are just as legitimate the ones from the others. The language isn't owned by anyone that gives gold stars around for being "proper": But your point of view is shared by some I believe, albeit erroneously: No one serious would have a local accent on TV.
Way to discriminate against swathes of the population. It's not easy to argue over the Internet without sounding one thing or another, "patronizing" was not my intention. But lets let it slide as you say. What I call the "proper" way is the written way. If you write a formal letter or an essay, you will write "Je n'en veux plus". That the proper syntax whether you like it or not. Now, French people do say "j'en veux plus", disambiguating between "more" and "no more" by pronouncing the final "s" or leaving it silent.
French people in Lille, in Marseille, Bordeaux and, yes, Paris 16th. Don't pretend I was playing the card of the posh Parisians against the "Province", you know I wasn't. Just like English, French pronunciation only needs a bit of practice to get right. Note that when describing how to pronounce these French words, I make reference to English words that sound similar.
Where possible, I tried to use words that would work in the majority of English dialects and accents, but if in doubt, imagine them being pronounced in a standard British or standard American dialect.
Many French learners will pronounce these in exactly the same way. In fact, they should not sound the same. You might wonder what the big deal is here since the two sounds are so similar, but French speakers will definitely hear the difference. How should you pronounce the second syllable? Most of the difficulty lies in making sure to not mix up the sounds. Here are a few examples to let you hear the difference:. Say each sound aloud several times in a row.
Which one can you say more quickly and easily? I bet the second one is easier. And French speakers agree! A couple of examples:. This is especially true when the next word in the sentence starts with a consonant. Here are some examples:. The best advice I can offer about this sound is to not give up, no matter what.
For another, you do have the right idea. Just try to soften it up a bit. Now you know some of the basic rules of French pronunciation, you'll want to embed them into your memory. By far the best way to improve your pronunication is by actually speaking French. That way, you'll be building French pronunication into your muscle memory. It teaches the pronunciation of every sound in the language. Click on any letter to see an assortment of games to familiarise you with the sound of that letter.
Open the game and click the speaker icon beside each image — get out your headphones and turn up the volume for this — and then click the image itself if you hear the featured letter pronounced in that word.
Good pronunciation in any language comes from muscle memory. How do you get muscle memory? Repeat each word after you listen to it. Repeat five, ten, or even twenty times each until you can pronounce it as closely as possible to the recording.
Watching videos of French speakers using everyday language is one of the best ways to observe the natural body language of native speakers. Yabla contains a treasure trove of videos featuring native French speakers. Pick a video that has closeups of native French speakers. Watch that video several times. Try to imitate not only the speech, but the body language, of the speakers.
Learning how to sing French songs will improve your fluidity when speaking the language. This is because if you want to sing along to a song, you need to keep up with the speed of the singer. Once you can sing along to a French song or two, speaking French more quickly and smoothly will become much easier.
Pick a song that you really enjoy listening to, and it will hardly be any effort at all to learn. Depending how much time you have free today, you can learn an entire song, or opt for just one verse or the chorus.
To make it easier to listen to just one verse at a time, I recommend you open the song in iTunes, or another music player that lets you set the start and stop points of the song. Listen to the song once, and make a note of the timestamp for the beginning and end of each verse. Now listen to the song on repeat, and just that verse will be repeated.
There are many communities online where you can ask. Sing out loud to the lyrics as you listen. This is not optional. Once you can sing the entire verse without getting tripped up, move onto the next verse if you have time today.
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I know, I know. Listening to an audio recording of yourself can be a pretty cringeworthy experience. Listening to yourself speak a foreign language can be downright painful.
Push through the pain. Record yourself reading a short paragraph in French this can be anything: Pronounce the troublesome words several times until they come more easily, and then repeat the exercise. There are lots of free programs you can use for recording your voice.
In this pronunciation guide, I’ll walk you through the most troublesome sounds to pronounce, as well as a few subtle, easy ways you can change your pronunciation to make huge headway toward sounding like a native French speaker.
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