3.1.1.1.1.2 Specialties with les, when the word starts with a vowel or a mute h

Words starting with a vowel or with a mute h have still another specialty with articles. In the plural form the (else mute) s of the plural-article les is pronounced. This effect is called liaison.

mute s is voiced again
les enfants children
  les abeilles bees
  les océans oceans
  les œuvres works
mute s is not voiced
  les jardins gardens
  les pantalons trousers
  les chemins ways
  les cahiers notebook






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