Page 187 of 187

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:41 pm
by DaveAgain
rpg wrote:I have a pronunciation/listening comprehension question about this youtube video, at 1:04

The line subtitled "Mais avec chauffeur et tout quoi !" (although he really says "un chauffeur")

The thing is, I absolutely do not hear the v in "avec". I've played this sentence dozens of times now and I'm completely convinced it's not there. It sounds like "Mais a(ve)c un chauffeur" to me. But a native speaker told me "as a French I assure you he did say the ve of avec, it's just soft" so I don't know what to make of that.

The other thing is that the quoi at the end really sounds to me to be pronounced more like /ka/ than /kwa/ but again the same native speaker said "he said quoi properly".

Anyone else have any input? Especially our native French speakers? It's exactly this kind of thing that really gets in the way of my French listening comprehension so I'd like to drill down into it a bit.
I'm not a native french speaker.
Could it be "le mec a un chauffeur et tout, quoi"?

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:59 pm
by Miss_French_2020
rpg wrote:The line subtitled "Mais avec chauffeur et tout quoi !" (although he really says "un chauffeur")

I'm not a native speaker. When I listen to it, I hear it as "...avec un..." but if I try to pinpoint to the v sound, I can't either at all. Maybe it's just very soft and slurred? The "quoi" sounded normal to my ears.

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:58 am
by Arnaud
Yes, the v is not really there, you "hear it with the brain", so to say.
I don't know if you hear it, but the guy has a typical "popular" accent and way of speaking: the accent is "pushed" on the last syllable, so the penultimate syllable or letter is sometimes swalloded.

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:42 am
by guyome
Same here, I don't hear the /v/. I wouldn't have noticed it though.

And I agree that, to my ears, his "quoi" is not too far from /ka/.

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:45 pm
by DaveAgain
Ted talk on french spelling: La faute de l'orthographe

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:24 pm
by bedtime
I was about 85% into L'auberge de l'Ange-Gardien by de Comtesse de Ségur and I stopped reading it. It just didn't keep my interest. So much that I didn't really completely understand what what happening, so I stopped reading.

Anyways, for now, I'm reading Martine books until I find a novel that suits me.

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:03 am
by DaveAgain
Toï! Toï!

I watched a French mini-series called Philharmonia recently, as the title suggests the action was set around a working orchestra. Before a stage performance the artists would say something that sounded like "toy, toy" to one-another, when you might expect an anglophone to say "good luck" or "break a leg".

A web search suggests "toï, toï, toï" as an expression that's come from Germany to France.

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:56 pm
by Gundelangues
Combien de temps dédiez vous à apprendre le français? Je passe environ 3 heures chauqe jour mais je pense qu'au moment c'est moins productive qu'il était auparavant. Peut-être que deux heures chaque jour me aboutiraient results plus positives. Je veux dire que je trouve cet rhytme d'étude trop exigente désormais.

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:51 am
by DaveAgain
TV5Monde have now released 'TV5MondePlus.com'.

https://www.tv5mondeplus.com/

https://youtu.be/s7x0PvEH3nE (advert)

https://youtu.be/cz70ddVL5zI (discussion about new launch)

EDIT
TV5MONDEplus sera accessible depuis partout dans le monde (sauf en Chine, aux États-Unis et aux Pays-Bas) avec du sous-titrage en cinq langues (allemand, anglais, arabe, espagnol et français) et sur tous les écrans.

https://www.rtbf.be/info/medias/detail_ ... d=10579733

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2019 Les Voyageurs

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:11 am
by Gundelangues
DaveAgain wrote:TV5Monde have now released 'TV5MondePlus.com'.

https://www.tv5mondeplus.com/

https://youtu.be/s7x0PvEH3nE (advert)

https://youtu.be/cz70ddVL5zI (discussion about new launch)

EDIT
TV5MONDEplus sera accessible depuis partout dans le monde (sauf en Chine, aux États-Unis et aux Pays-Bas) avec du sous-titrage en cinq langues (allemand, anglais, arabe, espagnol et français) et sur tous les écrans.

https://www.rtbf.be/info/medias/detail_ ... d=10579733

Très bonne nouvelle, mais je ne trouve "Les petits meurtres"! C'est la seule série tv que je veux regarder vraiement :lol: