The letter H is always silent in French. However, there are two different kinds of H's: H muet and H aspiré. The type of H at the beginning of the word lets you know whether to make contractions and pronounce liaisons with that word. To find out whether the H in a particular word is muet or aspiré, follow the links above to consult my lists or check a good French dictionary. There will be an asterisk or some other symbol to distinguish the two kinds of H's.
French words with H
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Letter combinations with H (click for detailed lessons)
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