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Video Tutorial: How to learn French Pronunciation

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This tutorial covers all of the sounds in French.  I’ll show you how to go from your knowledge of English vowels and consonants to the French ones.  Since French is such a vowel-rich language, this video provides a helpful template for learning foreign vowels in any language, so do check it out, even if you’re not learning French.  You should watch the English videos first, especially the vowels video, or else this is going to be somewhat confusing!

French Pronunciation Video Transcript (opens a new window)
If you want translated subtitles, click the “Caption” button in the video, click “Translate Captions,” and select your language.

If you want a hand memorizing this, either make your own deck using Anki (you can use my demo English deck as a template), or wait for my French Pronunciation deck (coming soon!).  Enjoy!

Resources for recordings

  • French: Forvo has ~50,000 recordings of French words.  Download them, check out their IPA and then mimic them to fine tune your pronunciation.
  • Rhinospike is a wonderful resource, where you can get native-speaker recordings of texts you enter yourself on demand.
  • Anki deck coming soon!

Currently available pronunciation tutorials:

English Pronunciation:

French Pronunciation (a.k.a., how to learn a lot of new vowels)

Anki Decks: