Full transcript of the lesson:

LetterAudioName in FrenchPronunciation
1
Aa
/a/ (ah)
like a in father
2
Bb
/be/ (bay)
like b in maybe
3
Cc
/se/ (say)
before e and i: like c in center / before a, o, or u: like c in cat
4
Dd
/de/ (day)
like d in dog
5
Ee
/ə/ (uh)
approximately like u in burp
6
Ff
/ɛf/ (ehf)
like f in fog
7
Gg
/ʒe/ (zhay)
before e and i: like s in measure / before a, o, or u: like g in get
8
Hh
/aʃ/ (ahsh)
See Notes in the main lesson: never pronounced
9
Ii
/i/ (ee)
like ea in team
10
Jj
/ʒi/ (zhee)
like s in measure
11
Kk
/ka/ (kah)
like k in kite
12
Ll
/ɛl/ (ehl)
like l in lemon
13
Mm
/ɛm/ (ehm)
like m in minute
14
Nn
/ɛn/ (ehn)
like n in note
15
Oo
/o/ (oh)
closed: approximately like u in nut / open: like o in nose
16
Pp
/pe/ (pay)
like p in pen
17
Qq
/ky/ (kew)
like k in kite
18
Rr
/ɛʁ/ (ehr)
force air through the back of your throat near the position of gargling, but sounding soft
19
Ss
/ɛs/ (ehs)
like s in sister at beginning of word or with two s's or like z in amazing if only one s
20
Tt
/te/ (tay)
like t in top
21
Uu
/y/ (ew)
say the English letter e, but make your lips say oo
22
Vv
/ve/ (vay)
like v in violin
23
Ww
/dubləve/ (doo-bluh-vay)
depending on the derivation of the word, like v as in violin, or w in water
24
Xx
/iks/ (eeks)
either /ks/ in socks, or /gz/ in exit
25
Yy
/igʁɛk/ (ee-grehk)
like ea in leak
26
Zz
/zɛd/ (zehd)
like z in zebra
Tags:
  • source-language:en
  • target-language:fr
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