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how to pronounce "les" and "des" in french?

are they like "mes"?

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Base language: French
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    Yes "les" sounds like the English "lay" and "des" sounds like the English "day"...
    That is only before a noun with a consonant. Before a vowel, you will hear the "s" and it will sound like a "z".

     

    Usually, yes, but people disagree on this. Some say "mé", others say "mè". Even native French speakers are confused! :)

    In the end, it doesn't really matter, because the grammar of your sentence will clear up any confusion, between "mes" and "mais", for example.

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