Saying “You got 100 person on your test!”

Paper HelpTranslation: « Tu as eu 100 personnes sur ton examen ! »

Why wrong: In French, most final consonants, especially d, t and s aren’t pronounced. Failure to do this in English can change the meaning completely. A golfer must finish his swing or his shot is weak.  To speak properly, you must pronounce final consonants or your speech will be weak. Follow Through

Correct it: Say “You got 100 per cent on your test.”

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Saying “I took a fly to Vancouver.”

2013-07-24Translation: « J’ai pris une mouche à Vancouver. »

Why wrong: In French, most final consonants aren’t pronounced. Failure to do this in English can change the meaning completely. For more information, click here. There are already lots of flies in Vancouver, so they don’t need any more.  To be taken seriously…Smiling female executive using a mobile in the office

Correct it: Say “I took a flight to Vancouver.”

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Saying “I have to water my plan”

OopsTranslation: « Je dois aroser mon plan. »

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Why wrong: In French, most final consonants aren’t pronounced. Failure to do this in English can change the meaning completely. For more information, click here. Plans don’t usually need to be watered, but plants usually do.  To be taken seriously…Coaching

Correct it: Say “I have to water my plant.”

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Saying “I wooden do that if I were you.”

Blue Hard HatTranslation: « J’en bois ça si j’étais toi »

Why wrong: In French, most final consonants aren’t pronounced. Failure to do this in English can change the meaning completely.  Wooden means en bois or de bois. To be taken seriously…

Correct it: Say “I wouldn’t do that if I were you.”

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Saying “Did you enjoy the weaken?”

Curls, Covered MouthTranslation: « As-tu aimé le faiblir ? »

Why wrong: In French, most final consonants aren’t pronounced. This can create confusion if you do this in English. For more information, click here. To be taken seriously…

Correct it: The endings of words (especially d, s and t) must be pronounced or else something else may be understood. Say “Did you enjoy the weekend?”Consultation (Small)

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Saying “Doctor, my chess hurts.”

2013-09-22Translation: « Docteur, ça me fait mal aux échecs »

Why wrong: In French, most final consonants aren’t pronounced. This can create confusion if you do this in English. For more information, click here. To be taken seriously...Consultation

Correct it: The endings of words (especially d, s and t) must be pronounced or else something else may be understood. Say “Doctor, my chest hurts.”

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Saying “I’m really tire.”

TireTranslation: « Je suis vraiment pneu »

Why wrong: In French, most final consonants aren’t pronounced. This can create confusion if you do this in English. For more information, click here. To be taken seriously…Young Female Executive

Correct it: For words that end with r sound before the ed, the -ed should be pronounced like -de. Don’t add an extra syllable. Say “I’m really tired.”

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Saying “I was boar at the meeting.”

BoarAh, that explains it!

Translation: « J’étais sanglier à la réunion »

Why wrong: In French, most final consonants aren’t pronounced. This can create confusion if you do this in English. For more information, click here. To be taken seriously…Presentation

Correct it: For words that end with r sound before the ed, the -ed should be pronounced like –de.  Don’t add an extra syllable. Say “I was bored at the meeting.”

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Saying “He’s growing a beer.”

BeerdReally?  Is he growing a bottle too?

Translation:  « Il se fait pousser une bière »


Why wrongIn French, most final consonants aren’t pronounced. This can create confusion if you do this in English. For more information, click here. To be taken Presentationseriously…

Correct itThe endings of most English words (especially d, s and t ) must be pronounced or else something else may be understood. Say He’s growing a beard.

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