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Aéroport – Airport

Aéroport – Airport

Today we’ll have a look at the masculine noun aéroport (airport). The reason this word made it onto my lessons list is that many students don’t know how to pronounce the . Keep reading and it will all make sense!

l’aéroport

airport

Aéroport (airport) - FrenchLearner Word of the Day French Lesson.

Word origin

The word aéroport is comprised of aéro and port. The prefix aéro-comes from aêr (ἀήρ) in Greek, meaning “to blow”. Port comes from portare (to transport).

Pronunciation

The pronunciation of aéroport is: ah-ay-ro-port or [aeʀopɔʀ]. Pronounce the -a and é (e with the acute accent) almost as if they were two distinct syllables.

Example sentences

In this first sentence I used est to mean “is”. I could have also used the reflexive verb se trouver (to be located).

L’aéroport Charles de Gaulle est à Paris.

Charles de Gaulle airport is in Paris.

J’arrive toujours à aéroport trois heures avant les vols.

I always arrive at the airport three hours before flights.

This example sentence uses the personal pronoun on, which has many translations including one, we or people in general.

On vient te chercher à l’aéroport. Ne inquiète pas !

We’ll come pick you up at the airport. Don’t worry!

Conclusion

Et voilà ! Now you know how to pronounce and use aéroport in French! Now check out our lesson exlaining pays (country), another word which is hard to pronounce. Another post which you might find useful is this list of 25 most difficult French words to pronounce.

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L'aéroport is a masculine noun that means "airport" in French.
L’aéroport is a masculine noun that means “airport” in French.

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David Issokson is a lifelong language learner and speaks over seven languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private lessons. When not teaching or writing his French Word of the Day lessons, David enjoys his time skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Victor, Idaho.

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David Issokson is a lifelong language learner and speaks over seven languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private lessons. When not teaching or writing his French Word of the Day lessons, David enjoys his time skiing, hiking and mountain biking in Victor, Idaho.

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