Easiest French Pronunciation

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The easiest pronunciation of French words is to start with French words you already know how to pronounce in English.

On this website are two types of French words that are easy to pronounce:

1. French words you already know how to say from English are the very easiest to pronounce.

2. French words similar to English are the next easiest to pronounce.

Both types are explained below:

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1. French Words You Already Know How To Say From English

There are some French words you know how to pronounce -- because these are French words in English that you already know how to say.

Available now on this Easiest Foreign Language Website is an Easy Pronunciation Lesson for French words you already know how to say from English:

EASY FRENCH PRONUNCIATION

This free Easy Pronunciation Lesson is the easiest way to begin learning to speak French.

Find out how much you know about pronouncing French words just because you know English!

Below is a link to the Easy Pronunciation Lesson with French words you already know how to say from English.

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2. French Words Similar To English And Therefore Easy To Pronounce

The next easiest introduction to pronunciation of French words is to start with the web page of easiest French words spelled like English. (On this web site of Easiest Foreign Languages.) Then pronounce each of the easiest French words spelled like English.

This is the easiest pronunciation of French words for two reasons:

First, some parts of these French words spelled like English are probably pronounced the same way as in English. This reveals that you already know how to pronounce some parts of these easiest French words, which should give you confidence.

Second, by hearing how other parts of the French pronunciations are different from the English pronunciations you are familiar with, you will begin to get an understanding of the French pronunciation system.

For example, the easiest introduction to French pronunciation is to pronounce the French words spelled like English. By hearing how the French pronunciation differs from the English pronunciation you are familiar with, you will begin to get an understanding of the French pronunciation system.

French words pronounced like English are enclosed in single quotation marks, as in: baby [‘baby’] in this French pronunciation guides.

To keep French pronunciation easiest, French words are shown to have a similar pronunciation to English if the stress is on the same syllable, and the letters are pronounced enough alike that French people will probably understand what you mean if you pronounce those words as you do in English. Later you can listen to how the French pronounce them, and try to mimic any small differences in pronunciation to make them sound more authentically French.

Differences in pronunciation are important because all languages are systems of differences, specifically differences in sound, differences in spelling, and differences in meaning. For example, PAT, PET, PIT, POT, PUT. Differences in sound prevent one word from being confused with a different word that has a different sound – and should be made to sound different by speakers.

So if you mispronounce a French word, you might be pronouncing a different French word by mistake, and be misunderstood. Usually that will not happen, and instead you will merely sound like you have an American or British etc. accent.

Below are links to these French words similar to English and therefore easy to pronounce.

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1. French words you already know how to say from English are the very easiest to pronounce.


EASY FRENCH LESSON on PRONUNCIATION: French words you know how to pronounce from English




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2. French words similar to English are the next easiest to pronounce.


The next easiest French words to pronounce are French words spelled like English and also pronounced like English.


These French words spelled like English and also pronounced like English are also the very easiest French words to take with you when you travel to France.

After French words spelled like English and also pronounced like English, the next easiest French pronunciations are French words spelled like English but pronounced somewhat differently than English.

This is the Easiest French Pronunciation for two reasons:

First, some parts of these French words spelled like English are pronounced the same way as in English. This reveals that you already know how to pronounce some parts of these Easiest French words, which should give you confidence.

Second, by pronouncing the other parts of these French words - the parts that are different from the English pronunciation you are familiar with - you will begin to get an understanding of the French pronunciation system.

In French all syllables are pronounced with almost equal stress, but with slightly more stress on the final syllable in most words (but not all words). With these French words spelled like English, it is important to avoid putting stress on whatever syllable you usually would stress in English. So in the French pronunciation guide, the syllable to stress slightly is in capitals.

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French Spelled Like English But Pronounced Somewhat Differently:

FRENCH -- [SAY]

âge -- [ahzh]

accessible -- [ahk-seh-SEE-bluh]

accident -- [ahk-see-DAWNG]

acupuncture -- [ah-kew-pokngk-TEWR]

aérobic -- [ah-ay-roh-BEEK]

agent -- [aw-ZHAHNG]

altitude -- [ahl-tee-TOOD]

article -- [ahr-TEE-kluh]

audio -- [oh-dee-YOH]

baby-sitter -- [bah-bee-see-TUHR]

baggage -- [bah-GAHZH]

bracelet -- [brahs-LAY]

bureau -- [boo-ROH]

bus -- [bews]

câble -- [KAH-bluh]

camping -- [kawng-PEENG]

cascade -- [kahs-KAHD]

casino -- [kah-zee-NOH]

centre (Br) -- [SAWNG-truh]

chocolate -- [shoh-koh-LAH]

commence -- [koh-MAWNGS]

commercial -- [koh-mehr-see-YAHL]

compatible -- [kohng-pat-TEE-bluh]

compliment -- [kohng-plee-MAWNG ]

concert -- [kohng-SEHR]

conférence -- [kohng-fay-RAWNGS]

contact -- [kohng-TAHKT]

court -- [koor]

cousin (m) -- [koo-ZEHNG]

cousine (f) -- [koo-ZEEN]

credit -- [kray-DEE]

danger -- [dawng-ZHAY]

déodorant -- [day-oh-doh-RAWNG]

dessert -- [day-SEHR]

destination -- [deh-stee-nah-see-YOHNG]

détergent -- [day-tehr-ZHAWNG]

direction -- [dee-rayk-see-YOHNG]

discothèque -- [dees-koh-TEHK]

distance -- [dee-STAWNGS]

dollar -- [doh-LAHR]

éducation -- [ay-dew-kah-see-YOHNG]

escalator -- [ehs-kah-lah-TOHR]

euro -- [uh-ROH]

excellent -- [ehk-seh-LAHNG]

excursion -- [ehk-skewr-see-YOHNG]

expérience -- [ehk-spay-ree-YAWNGS]

ferry -- [fay-REE]

film -- [feelm]

format -- [fohr-MAH]

fruit -- [frwee]

gluten -- [glew-TAWNG]

grand-parents -- [grawng-pah-RAWNG]

guide -- [geed]

hôtel -- [oh-TEHL]

hot dog -- [oht dohg]

infection -- [ehng-fehk-see-YOHNG]

ingrédients -- [ehng-gray-dee-YEHNG]

innocent -- [ee-noh-SAWNG]

internet -- [ehng-tehr-NEHT]

intersection -- [ehng-tehr-sehk-see-YOHNG]

iTunes -- [ee-TOON]

jazz -- [zhahz]

juice -- [zhew]

kitchenette -- [kee-shee-NEHT]

large -- [lahrzh]

lactose -- [lahk-TOHZ]

lotion -- [loh-see-YOHNG]

mayonnaise -- [mah-yohng-NEHZ]

menu -- [muh-NEW]

message -- [meh-SAHZH]

minute -- [mee-NOOT]

navigation -- [nah-vee-gah-see-YOHNG]

niece -- [nee-YEHS]

observation -- [ohb-sehr-vah-see-YOHNG]

occupant -- [oh-koo-PAWNG]

office -- [oh-FEES]

opéra -- [oh-pay-RAH]

parasol -- [pah-rah-SOHL]

Pardon (sorry) -- [pahr-DOHNG]

parents -- [pah-RAWNG]

parking -- [pahr-KEENG]

pédicure -- [pay-dee-KEWR]

pièce -- [pee-YEHS]

pizza -- [peed-ZAH]

plan -- [plawng]

plus -- [ploo]

point -- [pwehng]

portion -- [pohr-see-YOHNG]

position -- [poh-zee-see-YOHNG]

possible -- [poh-SEE-bluh]

premier -- [pruh-mee-YAY]

profession -- [proh-fehs-see-YOHNG]

prudent -- [proo-DAWNG]

public -- [poo-BLEEK]

radio -- [rah-dee-OH]

réduction -- [ray-dewk-see-YOHNG]

région -- region -- [ray-zhee-YOHNG]

réservation -- [ray-zehr-vah-see-YOHNG]

restaurant -- [reh-stoh-RAWNG]

sandwich -- [sahnd-WEESH]

satellite -- [sah-tuh-LEET]

sauna -- [soh-NAH]

section -- [sehk-see-YOHNG]

senior -- [say-NYOHR]

service -- [sehr-VEES]

six -- [sees]

solution -- [soh-lew-see-YOHNG]

spécial -- [spay-see-YAHL]

station -- [stah-see-YOHNG]

style -- [steel]

synagogue -- [see-nah-GOHG]

table -- [TAH-bluh]

tampon -- [tawng-POHNG]

taxi -- [tahk-SEE]

téléphone -- [tay-lay-FOHN]

tennis -- [tay-NEES]

terminal -- [tehr-mee-NAHL]

terrain -- [teh-REHNG]

terrible -- [teh-REE-bluh]

tourism -- [too-REES-muh]

traces -- [trahs]

train -- [trehng]

type -- [teep]

urgent -- [ewr-ZHAWNG]

vaginal -- [vah-zhee-NAHL]

valise -- [vah-LEEZ]

version -- [vehr-see-YOHNG]

voyage -- [vwah-YAHZH]

Wi-Fi -- [wee-FEE]

zoo -- [zoh]

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