20 French Words Where The Final S is Pronounced
If you know your way around French pronunciation a little bit (if you don’t, check out my free pronunciation course here), you know that silent letters are a big part of the French language. It takes time to know what to pronounce and what not to pronounce. One of the most common silent letters is the last letter of the word. The good news here is that the last letter, S, will be pronounced in all these words!
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99.99% of the time, French pronunciation looks like this:
Une souris – A mouse
The final S is silent
Deux tables – Two tables
The plural of words is silent
Now, let’s look have a look at the short list of French words where the final S is pronounced.
An easy rule is to remember that if plus means more, the S will be pronounced. There is more into it, but that’s a good first step.
Est-ce que tu as un tournevis plat ? – Do you have a flat screwdriver?
The word OS in French has 2 different pronunciations depending on the number. If it’s singular UN OS, the final S will be pronounced. If it’s plural, the S won’t be pronounced.
Est-ce que tu préfères les cassis ou les framboises ? – Do you prefer blackcurrants are raspberries?
L’utérus est une partie du système reproducteur – The uterus is a part of the reproductive system