How To Read The French Alphabet (with Audio MP3)

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Learn the sounds of the French alphabet. Click on any of the following letters to learn the pronunciation.

A ahN ehn
B bayO oh
C sayP pay
D day Q ku
E uhR ehr
F effS ehs
G zhayT tay
H ashU oo
I eeV vay
J zheeW doubluh vay
K kahX eeks
L ellY ee-grec
M emZ zed

let’s practice!

Practice your pronunciation by sounding out some common French first names. Listen to the audio and repeat. In each of these examples you’re saying, “Je m’appele” (my name is), then adding a name and spelling it out. Now try spelling out your name!

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girl’s names

Je m'appelle Marie, M-A-R-I-E Je m'appelle Camille, C-A-M-I-L-L-E
Je m'appelle Laura, L-A-U-R-A Je m'appelle Juliette, J-U-L-I-E-T-T-E
Je m'appelle Claire, C-L-A-I-R-E Je m'appelle Sarah, S-A-R-A-H
Je m'appelle Michèlle, M-I-C-H-È-L-L-E Je m'appelle Charlotte, C-H-A-R-L-O-T-T-E
Je m'appelle Chloé, C-H-L-O-É Je m'appelle Sylvie, S-Y-L-V-I-E
Je m'appelle Pauline, P-A-U-L-I-N-E Je m'appelle Caroline, C-A-R-O-L-I-N-E
Je m'appelle Céline, C-É-L-I-N-E Je m'appelle Sophie, S-O-P-H-I-E
Je m'appelle Fanny, F-A-N-N-Y Je m'appelle Ingrid, I-N-G-R-I-D

boy’s names

Je m'appelle Jean, J-E-A-N Je m'appelle David, D-A-V-I-D
Je m'appelle Martin, M-A-R-T-I-N Je m'appelle claude, C-L-A-U-D-E
Je m'appelle François, F-R-A-N-Ç-O-I-S Je m'appelle Marc, M-A-R-C
Je m'appelle Julien, J-U-L-I-E-N Je m'appelle Nicolas, N-I-C-O-L-A-S
Je m'appelle Thomas, T-H-O-M-A-S Je m'appelle Guillaume, G-U-I-L-L-A-U-M-E
Je m'appelle Pierre, P-I-E-R-R-E Je m'appelle Vincent, V-I-N-C-E-N-T
Je m'appelle Matthieu, M-A-T-T-H-I-E-U Je m'appelle Rémi, R-É-M-I
Je m'appelle Arnaud, A-R-N-A-U-D Je m'appelle Jacques, J-A-C-Q-U-E-S
It’s video time! Learn the French alphabet from FrenchPod101!

Video source: FrenchPod101

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