When you start learning French, the pronunciation can seem really tricky, especially because you’ll hear a lot of sounds that don’t exist in English. Don’t worry, French is certainly different from English, but it’s not harder! All it takes to pronounce French sounds properly is a bit of practice.
Pronunciation / The Alphabet / beginner
First things first : start learning the French alphabet !
Pronunciation / Vowel sounds / beginner
French vowels can sound weird, escpecially to English speakers because some of them don’t exist in English. You’ll soon notice that it is easy to mix them up or to confuse French words if …
Pronunciation / The sound ɔ̃ : on and om / beginner
Having trouble pronouncing the words “melon”, “canon” or “carton” in French ? This lesson will help you !
Pronunciation / The sound [e] : é, ée, er, ez / beginner
Find out how to pronounce the sound [e] in words such as blé, cheminée, jouer etc.
Pronunciation / The sound [ə] : e / beginner
Learn how to pronounce the letter e especially when it’s at the end of a word (e.g : lampe, table etc.) …
Pronunciation / Le son [ε] : è, ê, ai, aî etc. / beginner
The [ε] sound can be a bit confusing for non native French speakers because there’re many ways to spell it (mère, lait, jouet, neige etc.). In this lesson, you will learn all the different ways to spell the [ε] sound and how to pronounce it !
Pronunciation / “Je” vs “J’ai” / intermediate
Je (I) and j’ai (I have) can be hard to distinguish, especially because native speakers usually speak fast ! In this lesson learn how to pronounce Je and J’ai properly and to hear the difference when native speakers use them !
Pronunciation / How to pronounce “U” and “OU” / beginner
The sounds U [U] and OU [oo] are not only hard to pronounce, they’re also really hard to distinguish for English speakers ! Let’s work on it !
Pronunciation / The sound [ɛ̃] / intermediate
The [ɛ̃] sound is really hard for non native French speakers not only because there’re many ways to spell it (un, lapin, main, parfum etc.) but also because it’s hard to pronounce, especially for English native speakers. In this lesson, you will learn all the different ways to spell the [ɛ̃] sound and how to pronounce it !
Pronunciation / The sound [oi] / beginner
Learn how to pronounce the sound [oi] (wa) in words such as poire, bois, roi, choix etc.
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