In your example of the tu form of appeler, is that correct?

LisaA2Kwiziq community member

In your example of the tu form of appeler, is that correct?

j'appelle 

tu appelles   Shouldn't this be (t'appelles)? If not, why?

il/elle/on appelle

nous appelons

vous appelez

ils/elles appellent

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Lisa,

Are you confusing "Tu t'appelles" which is the verb 's'appeler' (to be called/named) with the verb 'appeler' in the lesson which simply means 'to call'.

e.g.

"Tu appelles ta mère ce soir sans faute, d'accord?" (You are calling your mother tonight without fail, okay?)

"Tu t'appelles Marie, n'est-ce -pas?" (Your name is Marie, isnt' it ? ")

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Lisa,

no, "tu appelles" is correct. There is no elision between the letters u and a. Almost all elisions happen between a preceding e and the following vowel. For a more encompassing list of possibilities look here:

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/elision/

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

In your example of the tu form of appeler, is that correct?

j'appelle 

tu appelles   Shouldn't this be (t'appelles)? If not, why?

il/elle/on appelle

nous appelons

vous appelez

ils/elles appellent

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