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La Marseillaise : les /r/, couplets usuels ?

En 1989, Mireille Mathieu interprète, de manière particulièrement émouvante, La Marseillaise1 au Champ-de-Mars (noir et blanc « légendaire», ou audio uniquement); on chante, hormis le premier couplet ...
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Does air escape through the mouth for nasal vowels?

The definition of a nasal vowel is A nasal vowel is a vowel that is produced with a lowering of the velum so that air escapes both through nose as well as the mouth. For French nasal sounds, ...
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Prononcer le « e » dans « cet » — Pronouncing the “e” in “cet”

Quand on utilise l'adjectif démonstratif cet (par exemple: cet homme, cet appareil), comment doit-on prononcer le voyelle e dans cet ? Comme l'e dans ce, ou comme le premier e dans cette ? When we ...
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Why is there no liaison in “sait utiliser” ?

Look at this phrase: il sait utiliser son monde And you can listen to pronunciation here. Why unlike what is most of the time expected (when a word ends with a consonant and the next words ...
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Why is “Calais” not written “Calet”?

Regarding the name of the city in northern France, I was wondering why it is written Calais and not Calet, since the pronunciation should be the same.
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Pronouncing ɛ̃: are there variants?

I'm confused by ɛ̃, as in pain, vin, cinq, etc. Often, and that's what I'm taught, you are told to pronounce it as the a in "and". cinq (first pronunciation) However, sometimes it is pronounced ...
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The pronunciation of French “e”

Does this table for French “e” pronunciation look OK to you? Please definitely point out any errors! The same contents as of this table are also found at the end of this question on this page. ...
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Prononciation of “en”, “an”, “in”, “un” and “ain” [duplicate]

I'm a totally beginner in French. For some reason I can't figure out the pronunciation rules. Especially for the vowels. It's almost as confusing as Korean language :( To me "en" and "an" sound the ...
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Que puis-je étudier après avoir terminé tous les niveaux de Rosetta Stone? [closed]

J’étudie le français depuis de quelques mois et je viens de terminer tous les niveaux de Rosetta Stone. C'est un bon programme, mais je crois que j'ai beaucoup de mots et de grammaire à étudier, et ...
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pronunciation of “femme” and “lemme” words [duplicate]

In french language, there are many words which syntax are the same. Normally these words will be pronunciated with the same way, but it is not the case, for example ,for : Lemme Femme It is two ...
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Pronunciation of Bonne journée

I would like to clear up a question I have about the pronunciation of 'j' in the phrase 'bonne journée' in French. Up until recently, I just assumed it was pronounced identically to how 'j' is ...
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How to pronounce correctly?

I am trying to learn French with the help of an app called "duolingo". So far, I am doing okay. However, I find it quite difficult to pronounce the French word correctly. It would we very helpful if ...
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How to pronounce 'mange'?

I'm just at elementary level of French and learning from Duolingo. I came to word which means to eat and spells mange; it should be man as in manga art & ge as in gay according to English ...
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What are “cuir” and “velours” liaisons?

While reading the wiki article on French liaisons, I came across this bit: Cuir (addition of erroneous liaisons in -t-): Tu peux-t-avoir, instead of tu peux‿avoir (with /.z‿/). ...
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Pronunciation of “genre” as “jarre”

I noticed that some people from Saint Étienne tend to pronounce "genre" like "jarre". Are there other words with such pronunciation alteration in Saint Étienne and around?
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Origin of surname variants: Michaud, Michaux, Micheaux, etc

Some French names come in slightly different variant spellings, and the different spellings are more prevalent in different regions of French Europe: Michaud (Jura & Charente Maritime) Michaut ...
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Pronunciation of “Flamant”

I am confused with pronunciation of “Flamant”. I know this word is French but I am not sure about its pronunciation. First I saw the word in Introduction to Continuum Mechanics.
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Pronunciation of plurals?

What is the difference in pronunciation between le livre rouge and-- les livres rouges ?