How do you pronounce 'Je suis allé'?

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Is it zhe-suize-allae?

Posted Sat 4th June, 2011 @ 15:35 by Ben Sulley

38 Answers

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There is a liason between the 'suis' and the 'allé' causing the words to run together resulting in

Je sweez-allay

Answered Mon 19th March, 2012 @ 14:42 by Freddie Peppiatt
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Answered Sat 4th June, 2011 @ 19:01 by Sara
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The suize bit is right but it's more like Jeh-suize-alley. You pronounce the 's' at the end of suis because it is followed by a vowel and you have to put stress on the é bit because it's in the past tense.

Answered Mon 20th June, 2011 @ 15:36 by Fattty
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The 'je' part is like saying 'erm' but without the rm and with a J... so a good practice would be to say jerm (but not like germ- keep the j soft) then take the rm off, keeping the e sound (not sure if it will help :S but its worth trying :)  )

the 'suis' bit is basically like you said - swuize

now the allay bit will not sound fluent at all - its a really english thing - é is not pronounced ay, its a more rigid sound, like how we pronounce the letter a in english-  a bit like eyy - like that but without the y bit at the end. As you can see, it quite hard to explain, thats why most people just say ay, cus its easy :P 

anyway, i know thats long winded, but i hope its given you at least a tiny bit of help

Answered Sat 4th June, 2011 @ 16:12 by sophie Ward
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but if you don't have the accent it's harder to understand what tense you're in.

Answered Sat 4th June, 2011 @ 17:42 by Kelly:)
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je sweesalle.

In french, usually if a word ends in an s and the next starts with a vowel, you pronounce the s, so you continue speaking the second word without a major pause (:

Answered Wed 18th April, 2012 @ 18:19 by M
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"Juh swee al-lee"

Answered Sat 21st April, 2012 @ 18:44 by Lara Pomeroy
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Je = book. i.e. ju (a short vowel)

suis = w + the s is not silent as it is followed by a vowel.

allé = alexandra (acute accent on e 'é' is pronounced as ay.)

Hope this helps :D

Answered Tue 24th April, 2012 @ 20:21 by Olivia
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emphasis on the ay part

Answered Thu 2nd August, 2012 @ 19:36 by anum
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Its like Jer swis allay. I hope this helps

You have to be really strict with the pronouncing of je because if you say it wrong it could be misunderstood as a different tense.

Sorry im no good! **

Answered Sun 27th May, 2012 @ 20:56 by aliceturner
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Je sweez allay

It's important you pronounce the S because 'allé' begins with an A - a vowel. 
You should also take care to emphasize the é as ay to make the accent obvious to the examiner :- )  

Answered Wed 6th June, 2012 @ 10:55 by Former Member
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Je suize alley!

There is definitely a liason between suis and allé.

And don't take much notice of all of those ways of saying 'je'

it's probably one of the easiest words to say in the french language so you would be pronouncing it right anyway hahaha.

Answered Thu 14th June, 2012 @ 16:12 by Jamsamwige
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jer swee all-lay

Answered Wed 27th June, 2012 @ 18:18 by Nura
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jeu swi alle

Answered Sat 1st September, 2012 @ 12:11 by diksha
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it's kind of like, je (not really sure how to write that, it's kind of just how its spelt, think of it like a lower case 'j') and think of the 'suis' with 'oui' on the end of it and 'alle' as allay :) hope this helps!

Answered Sat 4th June, 2011 @ 15:57 by Kelly:)
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'Ju swee allay' literally.

Answered Sat 4th June, 2011 @ 16:09 by Al
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Zhe-swee-alley is how our French, french teacher told us to pronounce it :) x

Answered Sun 5th June, 2011 @ 17:15 by Nicole
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Ben Sulley wrote:

Is it zhe-suize-allae?

What I really wanted to know was, is it suize or siuse. Thanks for the help so far though guys :)

Answered Sun 5th June, 2011 @ 19:44 by Ben Sulley
Edited by Ben Sulley on Sun 5th June, 2011 @ 19:46
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the suis bit is like suize, but written as suis :)

Answered Mon 6th June, 2011 @ 18:07 by sophie Ward
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jer swee allay :)

Answered Wed 8th June, 2011 @ 19:04 by Shreena
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Jhe sweese allai 

Answered Sat 18th June, 2011 @ 12:58 by Shiny
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"Juhh Sweeez Allay"   ;D

Answered Tue 21st June, 2011 @ 14:33 by Luke (:
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It is 'sh', but really softly, then 'ugh', like the french letter e in the alfabet, then sweez, then allay, but the 'ay' is softer, so you don't really here the y, more of an 'allae'


Answered Thu 23rd June, 2011 @ 19:42 by Shannon Tennant-Smith - Team GR
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ju sweeze allaey- Try putting it into google translator, but say it slower and with less of a robotic American accent

Answered Sun 26th June, 2011 @ 15:27 by R_Hall
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je swee allay :)

Answered Sat 6th August, 2011 @ 17:46 by Nura
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Jeh swee al-ay

Answered Tue 16th August, 2011 @ 19:37 by Kay
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I can't show you the J really but it's like zh/sh/j all together :P

sweeze (since allé starts with a verb, you pronounce the last consontant, 's'.)


Answered Sat 20th August, 2011 @ 21:43 by A
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its jey swee alley but say it with a french accent. no im serious - honest

Answered Thu 27th October, 2011 @ 16:58 by Lizzy
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"zhui swee alleyy" quite literally! Make sure you pronounce it with your best French accent and you'll be grand! :)

Answered Sat 17th March, 2012 @ 22:22 by Turtle 360
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Jhe (not j) sweee allay.

Be careful to pronounce the je correctly.

Answered Thu 10th May, 2012 @ 11:43 by RFC1871 (Eden32)
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Funny how this was posted a year ago but its still getting replies LOOL

Answered Sun 27th May, 2012 @ 21:01 by Lamise Hassan
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jhuh-sweez-allay (say the j as though you were describing a car going past!!)

Answered Sun 27th May, 2012 @ 21:48 by Lucy Carr
Edited by Lucy Carr on Tue 1st January, 2013 @ 16:09
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why are these answers getting voted down, they are perfectly reasonable!

Answered Sat 1st September, 2012 @ 15:02 by anum
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ja sweeze allay

Answered Sat 4th June, 2011 @ 16:24 by Mike
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I think you were very close, but take the 'z' sound out of the middle out suis, and don't over prnounce the accented e -  so it  sounds more like:

zhe   sui   al-eh

Answered Sun 5th June, 2011 @ 18:54 by Kerri-Anne
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jer like when you say jerk.

sweeze like squeeze without the q

al like the name ally and then air so althogether, say alair

Hope i helped, Nishh <3

Answered Sun 5th June, 2011 @ 18:41 by Shreena
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JEH SWEE AL-A (say it lyk that)

Answered Tue 7th June, 2011 @ 17:56 by rahul_ka
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perhaps its better not to worry about the é bit, GCSE people arnt that piccy about it (unless your teacher tells you they are), its like how french people cant really say 'Th' like we can, but its best not to sound english :) 

Answered Sat 4th June, 2011 @ 16:24 by sophie Ward