Rules to pronounce french

There are 23 consonant sounds.

Il y a 23 sons de consonnes.

Er zijn 23 – geluiden.

There are 16 vowel sounds. Il y a 16 sons de voyelles. Er zijn 16 -geluiden. Es gibt 16 Vokaletone.

We only need 3 new consonant sounds and 10 new vowel sounds.

NG – aGNeaux – lamb

R – Roue – wheel

u – hUit

a – patte – leg/paw/hoof

i

long i – smiling, like see y, fini, si.

y

like u – like see with rounded lips

chute, rue, tu

u

like double oo in boot

coup, clown, roue

e

like play

marcher, chez, pied

o

like o u

jeuner, queue, ceux

o

haut, tot, so

Rules to pronounce correctly dutch

a – short a.

When a syllable containing a ends with a consonant. i.e. kat, kat-en.

aa – long a.

Of course, when a syllable contains aa. i.e. raam.

or a not followed by a constant. i.e. ra-men.

e – short e.

i.e. gek.

ee – long e.

Sounds like long e with smiling mouth. i.e. veel.

Exception een. double e sounds like short e.

Een with long sound is the number one in dutch. (Één).

i – short i. i.e. kip

ie – long i. i.e. lief

o – short o. i.e. bos.

oo – long o. i.e. boom.

u – short u. oh bus

uu – long u. i.e. muur u francersa

Diptongs:

ei

ij

exception: termination lijk. Sounds like luck in english.

moeilijk, duidelijk, gemakkelijk, lelijk

ou – au . Sounds like au. i.e. koud. pauze

oe = u. i.e. koe, mou

ui – Sound like oui. i.e. huis

eu- e francesa

leuk

Other sounds:

b at end sounds like p. i.e.

d at end sounds like t. i.e.

s+j. sch i.e. meisje girl