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P - French Pronunciation of P

How is P pronounced in French?

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The letter  in French is pronounced like the English P, except it is not aspirated (no air is expelled) at the beginning of the word: listen.

When P is at the beginning of a word in front of a consonant, both the P and the consonant are pronounced.

French words with P

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   père   (father)

   pomme   (apple)

   soupe   (soup)

   pneu   (tire)

   psychologie   (psychology)


Letter combinations with P (click for detailed lessons) You are here: Learn French > French for Beginners > Pronunciation > Letters > Consonants > P
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