French pronunciation is often referred to as a challenge by beginners students.
Yet, once you’ve understood the basics you’re good to go!
It can be intimidating at first but once you’ll have read this article I hope you’ll feel more confident.

First let’s start with the phonetic alphabet, it will help you understand how many different sounds we have in French.

prononciation consonnes

prononciation voyelles

 

You can see that in French different spelling can have the same sound.
In this table, all the sound have been grouped together for better understanding.
For example, you can notice that the sound [ʒ] can be spelled in 3 different ways: j, g+e and g+i.

Now, let’s watch this two videos for fun and practice:

Bon apprentissage !