French pronunciation can be a total pain sometimes.
When I asked the people over at the Talk in French page on Facebook what the French words they simply couldn’t pronounce, I received a whole truckload of answers. As Elizabeth described it on her comment, “It’s easier to list the ones I can pronounce.”
I totally feel your pain. Which is why in this series of articles, I have provided the pronunciation for the most troublesome words submitted via the Facebook post. This is the 3rd part. You can also check out the
So, are you ready? Let’s hear it!
|Hurluberlu||an eccentric person, a weirdo||(0:01 min)|
|Jaune vs. jeune||Jaune is yellow while jeune means young||(0:27 min)|
|Je préférerais||I would prefer...||(0:42 min)|
|L'environnement||the environment||(1:48 min)|
|La serrurerie||locksmithing; the trade of a locksmith||(2:00 min)|
|Le thé||tea||(2:13 min)|
|Les oiseaux||the birds||(2:25 min)|
|Merci beaucoup||thank you very much; thanks a lot||(3:14 min)|
|Mille-feuille||a French dessert made of thin layers of puff pastry and fillings||(3:27 min)|
Which words on this list is the most difficult for you to pull off? Try practising it with the audio. You can also download a copy of the audio when you subscribe to the Talk in French newsletter.