Alphabet

French AlphabetIn this lesson you’ll learn how to pronounce the letters of the French alphabet. This is a real lesson taught over Skype to my student, Ben. Listen and repeat as I teach him the letters. Pause the video and go back to practice more. Towards the end there are a bunch of practice words.

You can download the PDF of this lesson here: French Alphabet PDF.

French Alphabet & Accents

A a
B bé
C cé
D dé
E e
F eff
G gé
H hache
I i
J ji
K ka
L elle
M emme
N enne
O o
P pé
Q Ku
R erre
S esse
T té
U u
V vé
W double vé
X ixe
Y I grec
Z zed

Accents:

1) l’accent aigu: é. Causes an e to have an “AY” sound as in café.
2) l’accent grave: è. Makes it so you stretch the sound out a bit. Père (father)
3) l’accent circonflexe: ê. The little hat accent. L’hôtel.
4) le tréma. ë. The two-dot accent. Makes it so you pronounce both vowels. Noël.
5)  la cédille. Turns the letter “c” into an “s” sound. Français

Practice

I’ll ask you to spell the following French words.
A: Est-ce que tu peux épeler ____ s’il te plait? Can you spell ___ please?
B: Oui, je peux épeler ___. Yes, I can spell ____.

France
bonjour
Céline
restaurantBordeaux
Marseille
Yves St Laurent
anglais
Au revoir
Enchanté
Québécois
Parler (to speak)
Manger (to eat)
Aimer (to like or love)

Previous French Skype Lesson: Numbers
Supplement This Lesson: French Alphabet Song

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