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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    What can we do to help on that matter ?
    – Eria
    Jan 14, 2016 at 16:38
  • @Eria Actually, I was wondering to which vowel in English the “œ” sound is closest to. {a, i, u, e, o}
    – Segwayinto
    Jan 14, 2016 at 16:42
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    I would use forvo.com for things like this. Reverso also has native pronunciations for every word in its database. Jan 14, 2016 at 18:02
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    Project Shtooka is a multilingual database of audio recordings of words and sentences. Audio files are said by real people. It is used by by wiktionary whenever they give the audio of the words.
    – None
    Jan 14, 2016 at 18:24
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    It'd be like how you pronounce the "ea" part in pearl, I'd say.
    – Sake
    Jan 14, 2016 at 20:51

2 Answers 2


Some dictionaries have audio pronunciation.

Check this one for example.


Think about "hour". Split it in two syllables. What you are looking for is exactly the second one.

You can have a look here, or here if you need.

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