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Please help!

How do you differentiate between the grave and acute accents in French?

June 19, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ernezna

è

  • " bread"

-----} è has the same pronunciation of ea in "bread" or e in "pen""

____} / ɛ /

é

  • / e /

------------} in english, you do not have this sound


that can help you :

https://jakubmarian.com/french-e-e-e-e-e-whats-the-difference/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benjameeno

Ok, thanks for the help.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LoveLingua1

Wow, thank you! I didn't new that there was a difference between é and è


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ernezna

of course there is !! you're welcome !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saintsem14

Like the pic I got that exact shirt but signed by Ronaldo and Zinedene Zidane


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/saintsem14

Sorry for the spelling mistakes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/9DUJZ1YP

Try to type "il était" (he was) in forvo or google translate.

é: acute accent

è: grave accent (souds like ai in "il était")


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/benjameeno

Thanks, I'll give it a try.


[deactivated user]

    Forvo gives the right sounds more often than google translate.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/9DUJZ1YP

    Yes you're right.

    If you can choose forvo, choose it, the recordings come from natives.

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