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Is She Saying "Je vais aller"?

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tommyzDad
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May 27, 2015 at 4:18am

In the example dialogue, the text reads "Je veux aller à cette adresse", but I really think she's saying "Je vais aller à cette adresse". Is anyone else hearing that as well?

andy@fluenz
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May 27, 2015 at 8:59am

Which sesion is this in tommyzDad? I'll take a look. Thanks, Andy

tommyzDad
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May 28, 2015 at 1:14am

Hi, Andy. It's the conversation in Session 15 of French 1.

Eric T.
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May 28, 2015 at 4:21pm

This is not the first time this was brought up. I remember this from a few years back. She is actually saying 'veux aller' and not 'vais aller'. I think it is the speed at which she is speaking that throws some people off. Once your ear becomes more nuanced, you'll be able to tell she is saying 'veux'. I had the same problem when I went through that session, as did a few other people.

tommyzDad
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May 29, 2015 at 3:22am

Thanks, Eric. I thought, even at my early stages of French-learning, I was at least able to pick up the difference between "veux" and "vais", having did so in another Session. Well, I've always known that learning to comprehend true spoken French was going to be part of my overall "curriculum".... I just thought I'd had this bit licked. LOL.

andy@fluenz
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May 29, 2015 at 10:00am

It's definitely "veux", but I can see how for a beginner that would sound like "vais" with the speed used.

Eric T.
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May 29, 2015 at 4:07pm

@ tommyzDad - You're welcome. I'm sure you are doing fine at this stage. Trust me, one day in the not too distant future if you decide to go back and listen, you'll definitely hear 'veux'.

Lancent
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May 3, 2017 at 7:08pm

I listened several times: sounds like "vais".

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