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Quelle est la régle pour utiliser « mon » avec des noms féminins ?

Je suis brésilien et j'apprends le français avec l'aide d'un ami. Il y a quelques jours, quand j'ai dit: « ma expérience », mon ami m'a dit que la forme correcte est « mon expérience », même si « ...
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French and English pronounciation of [ε]

[ε] in french language sounds like a double vowel, close to English [ei], how should I pronounce it correctly? Besides, french [ε] sound sounds obviously different from English [ε] , Can you help me ...
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Les enregistrements pour apprendre la prononciation des stations de métro de Paris

Dans le métro de Paris, il y a des annonces enregistrées indiquant le nom de chaque station. Les annonces doivent avoir été mises en service ou enregistrées par la Régie Autonome des Transports ...
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À quel point est-il acceptable d'utiliser le « r » comme en espagnol au lieu du « r » français?

En français, dans la majorité des accents en France, on utilise le r uvulaire [ʀ]/[ʁ], mais dans quelques régions on utilise le r alvéolaire [r] comme en espagnol. J'entends beaucoup d'étudiants de ...
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Poésie : Ponctuation et e muet

J'aimerais savoir si un e muet pouvait se prononcer en l'influençant par la ponctuation ? Par exemple si j'invente un vers : Mon aimée éternelle, es-tu déjà partie ? Doit-on compter le e final ...
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Online modern French dictionary

currently i use online collins dictionary but its phonetics is not according to modern french pronunciation. for example: pronunciation of "pas" in collins is /pɑ/ but in modern french /ɑ/ is replaced ...
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How do you pronounce the name “Augustin-Louis Cauchy”?

It's the name of a French mathematician. I would like to get an approximate pronunciation. (e.g. je t'aime~zh tam, or zhe tehm).
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Raison pour laquelle « é » s'appelle « e accent aigu » et pas « e accent grave »

C'est quelque chose qui m'a toujours gêné : on appelle é « e accent aigu » mais c'est en fait une lettre qu'on prononce de façon grave et inversement pour è, ou en tout cas c'est l'impression que j'en ...
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Rules for voicing differences between written and spoken consonants

I just found out that all words that start with "abs-", "obs-" or "obt-" are pronounced with a /p/ instead of a /b/. I know that /b/ is a voiced consonant and /p/, /s/ and /t/ are unvoiced, which ...
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When is an “s” sound pronounced “z”?

In each of the following five examples, I notice that native French speakers pronounce the "s" sounds in bold as "z" instead. In what instances should you use an "z" sound? Is there a pattern? les ...
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Correct pronunciation of 'Chez Albert': is there a liaison?

I had a little dispute yesterday on what the correct pronunciation of 'chez Albert' is. In my understanding, I would pronounce the latent 'z' of 'chez' because the next word starts with a vowel (...
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References for pronunciation of different verb forms

I'm a beginner in French and I'm learning pronunciation in French with this book. Would anybody come up with any good books/resources which contains the rules of pronunciation of different verb (in ...
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Singular vs plural pronunciation

Is there a difference in pronunciation between the following two sentences? In other words, is it possible to tell whether I am talking about one or many colours? Thanks. Quelles magnifiques ...
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Qui détermine l'orthographe et la prononciation des noms propres étrangers?

Depuis quelques jours, le Colonel Kadhafi fait la une des journaux mondiaux. En anglais, c'est orthographié Gadhafi (CNN) ou Gaddafi (BBC) et, dans les pays francophones, par Kadhafi. L'arabe se ...
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Why are “an” and “en” pronounced the same? Pourquoi « an » et « en » ont-ils la même prononciation ?

When I was a young boy I was taught that en and an were pronounced the same despite being spelled differently. For instance in pendant mon enfance > /pɑ̃.dɑ̃ mɔ̃n‿ɑ̃.fɑ̃s/ The same applied to ...
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Oignon/ognon : découpage syllabique ?

Pour l'espèce de plante herbacée bisannuelle de la famille des Amaryllidaceae cultivée depuis l'antiquité et possiblement originaire d’Asie centrale (Wikipédia), on a l'oignon/ognon [ɔ ɳ ɔ ̃] (...
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De « je suis » à « ch'u » ?

Je suis pas là → Ch'u pas là. Comment explique-t-on le passage de l'expression Je suis à l'expression Ch'u ? ... je pense que ça s'écrit ch'u, mais je le vois des fois écrit chu. Impossible pour ...
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Pronunciation of “vingt”

I noticed that very often "vingt" is pronounced without the last "t", whereas when someone wants to be precise or make a point, they will pronounce that "t". Is that correct?
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Règles pour ajouter “de” aux noms étrangers

À la radio, j'ai souvent entendu « Donald de Trump » ou « David de Cameron » — ou sans le « de ». Ceux qui ajoutent « de » prononcent aussi les noms plus « français ». Je ne me souviens pas de cas où «...
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Pronunciation of Roman numerals in the names of monarchs? [duplicate]

Is Louis XVIII pronounced Louis dix-huit, or Louis dix-huitième ? I would assume it is the second, but I have found stranger language differences than that.
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How to differentiate pronunciation of 1 or 2 Rs in courir conjugation?

Nous courons vs nous courrons? Nous courions vs nous courrions? Same with mourir, secourir, accourir, etc.. Same with conjugations for vous. How do you differentiate between them?
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Pronunciation of “du 11 septembre 2001”?

I would expect this to be pronounced "de l'onze septembre," despite being written with du instead of de l'. Is that correct? Is it only written this way because it's written with numerals?
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Mots qui ne se prononcent pas du tout comme ils s'écrivent

Cette liste de mots ne donne que des nuances de prononciation. Au contraire de flemme (flème), y a-t-il d'autres mots, tel que femme (fame), qui ne se prononcent pas du tout comme ils s'écrivent ...
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Quand doit-on prononcer ou ne pas prononcer la dernière lettre d'un mot ?

Je donne bénévolement des cours de Français à des enfants, et ils me posent souvent la question quant à la dernière lettre d'un mot: pourquoi doit-on des fois les prononcer, des fois non? J'essaye à ...
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Pourquoi devrait-on dire handball à l'allemande ?

J'ai la malheureuse habitude de dire handball comme football (qui rime avec La Baule). Les gens me reprennent souvent en me disant On dit hand-balle! C'est Allemand. Ce à quoi j'ai maintenant ...
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What is the correct way to pronounce 'poutine'?

In Canada, there's a dish spelt 'poutine', which consists of fries, gravy, and cheese curds. However, I have come across two conflicting accounts of how to pronounce the word online, and I would like ...
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Qu'a l'« accent français » de si caractéristique ?

Je suis en Suède depuis quelques semaines maintenant, et m'exprime beaucoup en anglais, faute de déjà savoir parler suédois. Je suis toutefois très surpris de constater que la plupart de mes ...
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Are the sounds “j” and “w” (in international phonetic alphabet) vowels or consonants?

The question is on words like these, with their pronunciation in IPA within brackets: lumière [lymjɛʀ], premier [pʀəmje], boire [bwaʀ], jouet [ʒwɛ] Question Are the sounds [j] and [w] ...
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Is the list of words that get elided a closed set?

In the following Wikipedia article, it lists many words that get elided. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elision_(French) le, la je, ce me, te, se moi, toi ne de que si However, it doesn't say if ...
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En quoi la nouvelle orthographe française aura-t-elle un impact important sur les textes et la prononciation ? Sera-t-elle plus facile à apprendre ?

Apparemment, une nouvelle orthographe sera mise en place dès la prochaine rentrée scolaire, (voir cet article et ce site) Elle consiste en bref à simplifier la ponctuation et les accents. Est-ce que ...
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What is the difference in pronunciation of “quand” and “con”?

I know that there is a liaison between the final "d" in "quand" and a following vowel, but is there a difference for each word in isolation?
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Étymologie de « grasseyer » : le [ʁ] est gras ?

Ce fil m'a introduit à ce verbe. Comment est-ce que le [ʁ] se pense ou s'estime gras ? [Wiktionnaire :] Dérivé de gras avec le suffixe -eyer (→ voir -oyer).
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What is the correct pronunciation of such words as “leur”, “leurs”, “je meurs”, “il meurt”?

I’m having trouble pronouncing the “œ” sound in these words. It sounds to me like it’s in between “a” and “u”.
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Different ways to pronounce “r?”

I noticed that "r" in "merveilleux" is pronounced differently than a normal "r," which is somewhat similar to the end of the English word "ugh". It sounds rather like the Spanish "r," which ...
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Is the pronunciation of “tu” “toosh?”

I thought "tu" was pronounced like English "to," but in this link, it's pronounced like "toosh." Does the audio sound like recorded by a native speaker of French? Which is correct and natural? In ...
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The word order of “de ne pas avoir à”

Je suis [contente/content] de ne pas avoir à te trimballer ! I always thought that you have to place a verb or an auxiliary verb like avoir between ne and pas, so I wonder why this is not the case ...
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When does one pronounce the 's' in plus?

A friend of mine was asking why so many contractors work in Dubai, I replied by saying (approximately): À Dubai, on a plus d'argent. Meaning to say that one can earn more money in Dubai. I ...
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Why the pronounciation of “Monsieur?”

The French word Monsieur meaning Mister, looks like it should be pronounced MON-sieur, giving effect to the O and N. But I hear it pronounced more like MISS-sieur. Why is that? Is it that I am ...
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Pronunciation of “parce que” and class implications

I recently listened to a podcast on France Culture's "Hors champ" with Patrick Boucheron, whose pronunciation of "parce que" seems really off. Instead of eliding the "e" in "parce", he actually ...
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Pourquoi est-ce que le nom de la lettre « g » est prononcé « gé » (/ʒe/) et pas « gué » (/ɡe/) ?

Bien sûr, le g est prononcé /ʒ/ devant e, i et y (géant, gigantesque). Mais il est prononcé /ɡ/ devant a, o, u, l et r (gare, goût, gustation, guerre, glace, gras). Alors, pourquoi est-ce que le nom ...
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What is the word/expression that is pronounced something like “bee-ah”? [closed]

My French teacher says a couple of expressions pretty often. Some of them I understand, but there's an expression I cannot figure out what it means. The problem is I can't google it because I don't ...
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Pronunciation of “diplomatie”?

I heard it pronounced as if it were "diplomacie" on the radio, and then I checked it in a few places online and they all pronounced it like that as well. Why is the t being pronounced as a c? Is -atie ...
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Prononciation de « plasma »

Je ne connaissais que la prononciation [plasma], par exemple donnée par le Trésor de la langue française. En écoutant l'excellent Cédric Villani parler, par exemple ici, je découvre la prononciation [...
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Whats “David Guetta” is saying in French?

David Guetta is the first person who did wireless bungee jump. Brave person, amazing job done. Before going for the task he said something in French to his family, which was very cute. I want to ...
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Prononciation de « fluctuat nec mergitur »

C'est la devise de la ville de Paris. Comment est-ce que les Français la prononcent - en particulier, est-ce que l'on prononce le « t » à la fin de fluctuat et le « c » à la fin de ...
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French pronounciation of fête

I am getting confused on how to pronounce fête. I hear some people say sete and others say fete. Which is the correct way of saying it?
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Are there different pronunciations for ‘Merci’ ?

I know merci is thank you but I have definitely heard some French people say (phonetically) mercish (i.e with a shesh on the end of merci). I have asked people about this and they seem to deny it! Is ...
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Is there a resource showing conjugation of French verbs together with a pronunciation of all forms of the verb?

I am looking for some resource (book/website/...) that, for any french verb, would show me not only how to conjugate it, but also how to pronounce individual forms of the verb. For a chosen french ...
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Why isn't a nasalised vowel used for “divin” here?

I was searching for some Christmas carols and decided to look up "Il est né le divin enfant", having heard only the beginning of the song in the past. I then noticed that all the recordings I listened ...
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Prononcer « ent » à la fin d'un mot

Il est très difficile pour moi de comprendre quelles sont les lettres que je dois prononcer et celles que je dois ignorer dans les mots suivants : se prononcent, s'élident, devient, etc.