- 1 How French words are pronounced?
- 2 How do you say 500 in French?
- 3 How do you pronounce the letter Q in French?
- 4 Why is French so hard to pronounce?
- 5 How do you say er in French?
- 6 How do you say 13 in French?
- 7 What are the numbers 1 to 100 in French?
- 8 What is J in French?
- 9 What does Q mean in French?
How French words are pronounced?
2. How to Pronounce French Vowels
|Vowels||Pronunciation Guide||What the example means|
|a||is pronounced like ‘ah’ in English||(the)|
|à||is also pronounced like ‘ah||(there)|
|â||is pronounced like ‘ah’ but longer||(donkey)|
|e||When placed in the middle of a syllable, it is pronounced like ai in ‘fair’||(sea)|
How do you say 500 in French?
500 – cinq-cents – the q is silent. 600 – six-cents – the x is silent. 800 – huit -ents – the t is silent.
How do you pronounce the letter Q in French?
The letter Q, which always has to be followed by U,* is usually pronounced like K or the hard French C. Phonetic symbol: [k]. However, there are a few words in which Q is pronounced “kw” like in English. * Except at the end of a word: cinq (five), le coq (rooster).
Why is French so hard to pronounce?
The French language tends to be difficult to pronounce at first because there are simply sounds that native English speakers aren’t used to making. To begin with, French is more evenly stressed. This means that while some parts of a word are stressed, it’s not as distinct as in English.
How do you say er in French?
If you listen to a recording of French people saying the word, the sound is a short and sharp “e”, a bit like in bEcome. The vowel in ‘bay’ is a diphthong /eI/ but French – er is a monophthong /e/ so your basic observation is correct.
How do you say 13 in French?
Here are the French Numbers 11-20. French Numbers 11-20.
What are the numbers 1 to 100 in French?
French Numbers 1-100: How to Count to 100 in French
|1 -10||11-20||91- 100|
|1 un||11 onze||91 quatre-vingt-onze|
|2 deux||12 douze||92 quatre-vingt-douze|
|3 trois||13 treize||93 quatre-vingt-treize|
|4 quatre||14 quatorze||94 quatre-vingt-quatorze|
What is J in French?
The vowel sounds in the French letters are switched—g being jhay, and j being jhee.
What does Q mean in French?
Concerning the pronunciation of q and the spelling of the word queue. “queue” is a French loan word, meaning “tail”.