Learning French by Accident

ULTIMATE French Pronunciation Podcast - How we ACTUALLY say 'TU'?

November 10, 2023 Chase In French (Chase Emery Davis) Season 1 Episode 3
Learning French by Accident
ULTIMATE French Pronunciation Podcast - How we ACTUALLY say 'TU'?
Show Notes


Dive into the world of French conversation with our latest episode, where we unravel the nuances of the pronoun "tu", a cornerstone in informal French dialogue.

In this engaging journey, we decode how the seemingly simple "tu" transforms in daily speech. From the basics to the subtleties, discover how "tu" sounds in isolation and within the flow of a sentence. We dive deep into examples like "Tu es mon ami" (You are my friend), "Tu aimes le chocolat" (You like chocolate), illuminating the informal texture of French.

But there's more! Ever wondered how "tu" morphs in rapid, casual conversations? We'll explore this fascinating aspect, showing how phrases like "tu arrives bientôt" often become "t'arrives bientôt là?". Get ready for a series of practice sentences to perfect your pronunciation, such as "Tu es en retard" becoming "T'es en retard”, and "Qu'est-ce que tu fais?" transforming into "Qu'es tu’fais?”.

Our episode also delves into specific contexts, such as questions involving "tu", where phrases like “Ou est-ce-que tu étais?” smoothly turn into “T’étais où là?”. It's all about the authentic, everyday French that's spoken on the streets, in cafes, and among friends.

As always, our "Learning French by Accident" method makes it enjoyable and accessible, whether you're just starting or looking to refine your skills. Tune in for an enlightening discussion that promises to elevate your understanding and usage of "tu" in real-world French.

Join us for this linguistic exploration and transform your French-speaking abilities with the "ULTIMATE French Pronunciation Podcast - How we ACTUALLY say 'TU'?"


French Sentences:

"Tu es en retard" might be pronounced as "T'es en retard”.

"Tu as raison" might be pronounced as "T'as raison”.

"Qu'est-ce que tu fais?" might be pronounced as "Qu'es tu’fais?”.

"Tu arrives bientôt" might be pronounced as "T'arrives bientôt là?”.

“Tu n’arrive pas à finir ton travaille” might be pronounced as “T’arrives pas à finir ton travail”.

“Où est-ce-que tu étais?” might be pronounced as “T’étais où là”.