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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate French Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn 11 French consonants.
b, tʃ, d, f, g, dʒ, k, l, m, n, ŋ
These consonant sounds are identical to the ones in English, so they should already be familiar to you.
Are you ready?
Then let's get started!
The first consonant is...
b
boue
Like the B in the word 'bite'.
b, b (slowly)
b, b (slowly)
The next consonant is...
sandwich
Like the tch sound in the word 'match'.
tʃ, tʃ (slowly)
tʃ, tʃ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
d
daim
Like the D in the word 'dad'.
d, d (slowly)
d, d (slowly)
The next consonant is...
f
fabuleuse
Like the F in the word 'find'.
f, f (slowly)
f, f (slowly)
The next consonant is...
g
gain
Like the G in the word 'goggle'.
g, g (slowly)
g, g (slowly)
The next consonant is...
adjonction
Like the 'dg' sound in the word 'edge'.
dʒ, dʒ (slowly)
dʒ, dʒ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
k
cabinet
Like the K in the word 'kite'.
k, k (slowly)
k, k (slowly)
The next consonant is...
l
loup
Like the L in the word 'like'.
l, l (slowly)
l, l (slowly)
The next consonant is...
m
manger
Like the M in the word 'mouse'.
m, m (slowly)
m, m (slowly)
The next consonant is...
n
connexion
Like the N in the word 'nice'.
n, n (slowly)
n, n (slowly)
And the final consonant for this lesson is...
ŋ
parking
Like the 'ng' sound in the word 'sing'.
ŋ, ŋ (slowly)
ŋ, ŋ (slowly)
Well done! You just learned your first 11 French consonants.
b, tʃ, d, f, g, dʒ, k, l, m, n, ŋ
In the next lesson, you'll learn 9 more consonant sounds that are identical to the ones in English.
Was seeing the pronunciation illustrations helpful? Please comment and share your thoughts.
See you in the next Ultimate French Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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Was seeing the pronunciation illustrations helpful? Please comment and share your thoughts.

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Wednesday at 10:54 pm
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Bonjour Ana !


Thank you for your feedback on issues!

It will help us to make the website more user friendly.


Have a nice day!

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Ana
Thursday at 3:02 am
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Sadly the pronunciation illustrations just made it more confusing because they are not actually written in that way.

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Merci pour votre commentaire Gary !


C'est intéressant comme remarque.

Vous allez bien ?


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Garry
Friday at 1:07 pm
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I notice both here and in other lessons that the ng sound ends with a g sound, which is not always the case in English - e.g. "singer"(no "g") vs "finger"(with "g").

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Merci pour votre gentil commentaire Sergey !


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Tuesday at 10:02 pm
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It was rather helpful😇

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😄👍

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Bonjour Rehab and thank you for your comment.

Yes it is important to know that but don't worry you will learn with time!

Do not give up !


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Rehab
Friday at 8:37 pm
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Shall I worry about reading vowels? because I can not know the way they are pronounced when the are in the middle of the word.

Dila
Thursday at 4:31 pm
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As far as I could hear some sounds are not identical to english sounds. "k" and "g" for example are much softer. "t" and "d" sounded more front teeth than alveolar.