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Pronunciation help: pain vs. pomme

I am having a really hard time hearing the difference between the pronunciations of pain and pomme... they both sound like "pum" to me. Can someone please help?

October 24, 2012

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

Pain just is like pan in frying pan but without the n. Pomme is exactly like the pom in pom pom. I hope this helps!

November 14, 2012

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

Pain /pɛ̃/ (bread), homophone of Pin /pɛ̃/ (pine) is one syllable long, the final "n" is never pronounced whereas Pomme /pɔm/ is two syllable long : [Po/mme]. If you're sure you hear an M at the end, that is "pomme".

October 24, 2012
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