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Pronouncing words in French. Any advice?

I can read and write in French and understand when other people speak... But, I need help with pronunciation. Any advice?

March 26, 2018



If your native language is English, you may have trouble with French pronunciation, because there are sounds your ears never heard and your mouth never learned how to make as a child, like the several French R's. It is very difficult to learn them as an adult.


Get a phonetics book, or look for phonetics courses and tips on YouTube. Understanding what sounds exist and don’t exist in native French is very helpful. It’s also helpful to know that individual words don’t have an accent like in English, the sentence as a whole has an accent in French, which is why the words all seem to run together.


Very helpful, thanks so much!

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