The French letter U is one of the two most difficult sounds in French for most people. (R is the other one.)
The unaccented U and the U with an accent circonflexe Û or tréma Ü are all pronounced the same way: with the lips tightly pursed: listen.
There is no equivalent sound in English, so for this letter more than any other is is essential to get help from a native French speaker. In the meantime, take a look at step-by-step instructions on how to pronounce the French U.
French words with U
Click on the links below to hear the words pronounced in French:
chuchoter (to whisper)
résumer (to summarize)
Letter combinations with U (click for detailed lessons)
AU | EAU | EU | EUIL | OU | OUIL | UE | UEIL | UI | UIL | UN
Also see OU vs U
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