FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʒ‿/
  • IPA(key): (before unvoiced consonant) /ʃ‿/
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PronounEdit

j’ m or f

  1. clitic form of je
    J’ai sommeil.I’m sleepy.
    J’habite à Paris.I live in Paris.
    J’veux pas savoir.I don't wanna know. (informal, short for "Je ne veux pas savoir.")
    J’comprends.I understand. (informal)

Usage notesEdit

  • Je in formal French only becomes j’ before a vowel or an unaspirated h, where this is mandatory in spelling.
  • In informal French, j’ may optionally be used before consonants, and devoices before unvoiced consonants.
  • Before consonant, the informal j’ is widely pronounced ch.
    Chais pas. (j'sais pas)Dunno.
    Ch'peux pas.I can't.

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PronounEdit

j’

  1. clitic form of jo, je, ie, io
    J’ t’amo
    I love you
    J’ te voglio bene assaje
    I want/love you very much
    J’aggio parlat' a tte
    I spoke to you