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A question for my french speaking friends!

5 comments · save · last comment by Sylvia S. over 4 years ago

Rachel-Marie Iwanyszyn

Rachel-Marie I.

NEW YORK,
United States

50 posts

I am wondering which is the correct way to pronounce JOIE DE VIVRE.
I am finding that online people pronounce it two different ways -

1. jwah - dee - veeve - rah
2. jwah - dee - veeve

which is correct? thanks!

over 4 years ago

#1
Jillian H

Jillian H.

CUNTVILLE,
United States

713 posts

I'm pretty sure it's fine either way, my French speaking friends say it (and similar sounding words, such as livre) in both ways.

0 · June 27, 2010

#2
Jessy Jessydust.com

Jessy J.

TORONTO,
Canada

2230 posts

I would say #1, but not "rah" more like.. rrrrrrrrrrr. (LOL) Do you understand that?!?!

Oh and my credibility would be... I studied French until I graduated.

0 · June 27, 2010

#4
Elle Marina

Elle M.

TORONTO,
Canada

542 posts

I'm French :) France/Quebec haha
Say it like Mika said, if you want to sound even more French, roll your r's with your tongue :) haha

0 · June 28, 2010

#5
Sylvia S

Sylvia S.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

421 posts

Most French people pronounce the R very slightly and almost undetectable.
At least, that's what i've always encountered.

0 · June 28, 2010

  

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