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French Consonants - Consonnes françaises

Detailed information on the pronunciation of each French consonant

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There are a few things to keep in mind when pronouncing French consonants.
  • All but the French R are further forward in the mouth than their equivalents in English.
     
  • The tongue must remain tensed.
     
  • There is no initial aspiration when pronouncing French consonants (see specific letters for more information)
     
  • There is however a slight aspiration after pronouncing French consonants. In English, someone might say soup without opening his mouth at the end of the word, thus "swallowing" the last sound. In French, you must open your mouth to complete the word.

Detailed lessons on French consonants

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