What I want to know is, do they have real cookies in France? Meaning, American style cookies, like chocolate chip, oatmeal, peanut butter, etc? I have no idea what kind of cookies the rest of the English-speaking world eats either.
This is important! Although, since I make my own, it doesn't really matter as long as I could buy chocolate chips, oatmeal and almond butter.
[fis] = fils
[fij] = fille
In those two words, the consonants "g" and "k", and "d" and "t" are voiced/unvoiced "pairs". Voiced means that the vocal cords vibrate. Unvoiced means that the vocal cords do not vibrate.
The "g" and "k" are velar consonants that are formed at the back of the tongue. I think that this "g" and this "k" are formed the same way, except that the "g" is voiced and the "k" is not voiced.
The "d" in cadeau and the "t" in gâteau are dental consonants that are articulated by the tongue against the upper teeth. I think that this "d" and this "t" are articulated the same way, except that the "d" is unvoiced and the "t" is voiced.
[kado] = cadeau
[gato] = gâteau