A young man said in French an equivalent of I’m getting fed up. To say this, he used the adjective tanné (fed up), which is frequently heard in colloquial French.
Here’s what he said:
J’commence à êt’ tanné!
I’m gettin’ fed up!
If you’ve read Contracted French and listened to the files that come with it, you’ll remember that a contracted j’ before c makes the French ch sound. J’commence sounds like ch’commence.
With être, the final re has a tendency of dropping in speech: êt’. (The final t is pronounced.)
Can you now say what je capote sounds like in spoken language when it contracts? For example, what might the following sound like?
Ah wow, je capote!
Ah wow, I’m ecstatic (about it)!