Which consonants are not pronounced in French?

Asked by Jay Bennion on November 05, 2021

Categories: Education Language learning

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In French, e and h aren't the only letters that don't get pronounced. In fact, a lot of word final consonants don't get pronounced. Check out this list of the most common ones: D as in froid (cold) or chaud (hot)

How do you pronounce IEUX? To pronounce the legendary Uptown nightclub properly, say: Tip-uh-TEEN-uhs. Now say: "oola malla walla dalla." Tipitina's is located on the corner of Tchoupitoulas_Street.

Why is French pronunciation so difficult? 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.

What are the hardest words to say? Here are the top 10:

  • 10 - Rural. Submitted by user 'mattythedog', rural appears to cause problem particularly when repeated or put next a word with similar “r” sounds.
  • - Otorhinolaryngologist.
  • - Colonel.
  • - Isthmus.
  • – Anemone.
  • - Squirrel.
  • – Choir.
  • –Worcestershire.