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How to Pronounce "tu" in French

Isn't the "t" in tu pronounced? It sounds like an "s"

4 years ago

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Perhaps you should listen to some native French speakers on Forvo: http://www.forvo.com/search-fr/tu/ As to the mechanics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiceless_dental_stop

There is a difference in French spoken in Canada, especially Quebec French: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_French#Distinctive_features Scroll all the way down to consonants and you will see 't' can sound like 'ts' and 'd' can sound like 'dz'.

4 years ago

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I pronounce it as 'ts' kinda like an s but with a t sound at the beginning, [tch-s-u] tu

4 years ago