Questionable audio in listening practice

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Questionable audio in listening practice

I was just going through the listening practice liked to below. The first sentence is:

Les soldes d'hiver de cette année se sont révélée.

And the word soldes doesn't sound right to me. Is it just me?

https://french.kwiziq.com/my-languages/french/exercises/overview/408

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Chris, 

I have listened to the audio and it does say clearly -

"Les soldes d'hiver ..."

if a bit fast, but as it is a B2 exercise, I think it is acceptable.

The word 'soldes' is often reduced to a one-syllable word  and I think that this is the problem here.

Bonne Continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks, Cécile. I listened to it again, and now I can pick up on it. Funny.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

May be there are some technical 'glitches', as I can clearly hear «sold-e(s)» as 2 syllables so that the 2 'd' sounds are distinctly separated.

Questionable audio in listening practice

I was just going through the listening practice liked to below. The first sentence is:

Les soldes d'hiver de cette année se sont révélée.

And the word soldes doesn't sound right to me. Is it just me?

https://french.kwiziq.com/my-languages/french/exercises/overview/408

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