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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate French Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn 9 French consonants.
p, s, ʃ, ʒ, t, v, w, j, z
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...
p
pomme
Like the P in the word 'pack'.
p, p (slowly)
p, p (slowly)
The next consonant is...
s
scie
Like the S in the word 'see'.
s, s (slowly)
s, s (slowly)
The next consonant is...
ʃ
choux
Like the sh sound in the word 'sheep'.
ʃ, ʃ (slowly)
ʃ, ʃ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
ʒ
jour
Pronounce it as you would pronounce the S in the word 'measure'.
ʒ, ʒ (slowly)
ʒ, ʒ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
t
tout
Like the T in the word 'take'.
t, t (slowly)
t, t (slowly)
The next consonant is...
v
vous
Like the V in the word 'view'.
v, v (slowly)
v, v (slowly)
The next consonant is...
w
oui
Like the W in the word 'we'.
w, w (slowly)
w, w (slowly)
The next consonant is...
j
yeux
Like the Y in the word 'yes'.
j, j (slowly)
j, j (slowly)
And the final consonant for this lesson is...
z
zéro
Like the Z in the word 'zebra'.
z, z (slowly)
z, z (slowly)
Well done! You just learned another 9 French consonants.
p, s, ʃ, ʒ, t, v, w, j, z
In the next lesson, you'll learn 3 new consonant sounds. These sounds don't appear in English, so they'll be trickier than the last lot.
Were there more common sounds than you expected? Please comment and share your thoughts.
See you in the next Ultimate French Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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Were there more common sounds than you expected? Please comment and share your thoughts.

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Bonjour Tamika et Sophia,

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