- Like the E in angel (like a schwa) - listen. This sound is often heard in single syllable words like le, me, etc.
- Like the vowel sound in "weigh" except without the y sound at the end - listen. This sound occurs with
E with an acute accent: été
E in an open syllable (i.e., a syllable that ends in a vowel sound): trajet
the verb endings -er and -ez: manger, veuillez.
- Like the E in bed - listen. This sound is found in
E with a grave accent: exprès
E with a circumflex: tête
E followed by a double consonant: belle
E in a closed syllable (a syllable that ends in a consonant sound): sept
- An unaccented E at the end of a word is called an E muet and may or may not be pronounced.
French words with E
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manger (to eat)
exprès (on purpose)
Letter combinations with E (click for detailed lessons)
AILLE | EAU | EI | EIL | EN | EU | EUIL | OE | ŒIL | OUILLE | UE | UEIL | UILLE
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