Pronounce S in the French Word PLUS?

The pronunciation of the French word “plus” often confuses learners, particularly regarding the elusive “s” at its end. Let’s clarify the enigma surrounding when to pronounce S in the French word PLUS in my short video lesson, and be sure download my free study guide to keep as a handy reference tool.

All you need are five simple rules, and you’ll never need to wonder again! Did you know that you can be completely misunderstood if you pronounce (or don’t pronounce) the S in PLUS? Oh là là, we don’t want that to happen! Find out what the rules are in my video, or scroll down to see them and to read some examples.

Pronounce S in the French word PLUS?

Do not pronounce the “s”
in “plus”
in negative constructionsIl n’y a plus de lait.

There is no more milk.
Do not pronounce the “s”
in “plus”
when followed by an adjective beginning with a consonantJeanne est plus petite que sa maman.

Jeanne is shorter than her mom. 
Make a liaison and pronounce the “s” in “plus” like a “z”when followed by an adjective beginning with a vowelBéziers est la plus ancienne ville de France.  

Béziers is the oldest city in France.  
The “s” in “plus” is pronouncedin the expression“plus de”Il y a plus de biscuits dans le placard.

There are more cookies in the pantry.
The “s”in “plus” is pronounced when “plus” is at the end of a sentence and means “more”Je peux en avoir plus?

Can I have some more?

See how easy knowing when to pronounce S in the French word PLUS is once you know the rules? It’s a piece of gâteau! Don’t forget to download your free lesson guide!

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