What about "serrurerie"? It seems really difficult to pronounce! Or is it actually pronounced more like "serrurie"? Any French person I met in Poitiers pronounced it like that (there's a restaurant in Poitiers called La Serrurerie).
Oh it’s not because the word is difficult, it’s because it’s faster to say it like that! If you *really* pay attention, we say “serrurh’rie”, not “serrurie”. Somehow like an English H, we exhale where the “extra” E is. French tends to quieten E. For example, we very easily say:
P’tit = petit
Chocolat’rie = Chocolaterie
Bouquin’rie = Bouquinerie
F’nêtre = Fenêtre
However, there’s no rule about that, it’s spoken French so…
You want something difficult to say, try to say that the faster you can:
- Les chaussettes de l’archiduchesse sont-elles sèches? Archisèches!
I always fail on the “Archisèches!” hahaha