This tutorial presents an overview of the rules of European/metropolitan French pronunciation, focusing on the vowels, consonants, stress, and intonation patterns that are different from American English. For more practice with comprehension and pronunciation, please check the listening and repetition exercises. This page uses standard IPA symbols to represent the sounds in French. If you are not familiar with the IPA, I have also tried to include words in Amerian English with similar vowel sounds, but please note that the vowels are not exactly the same in the two languages. Recordings were done by a native speaker of French from Haute-Savoie, France.
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