Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Do the French say CH or SH

How would you pronounce CH in a French word? Unlike with the pronunciation of the word French in English, the French language itself  uses an SH sound instead of a CH sound. There are other pronunciations of CH that every French student should know. This lesson will guide you through them. How to Pronounce CH in French In French, the letters CH have two possible pronunciations: The most common pronunciation is SH like in the English word sheep. Listen.  In a few words, the CH sounds like a K. Listen There is another rare use for CH and it is typically found in words borrowed from other languages. This is written with the combination TCH. In this instance, it does sound like the English CH, as in cheap or match. The IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbol is [tÊÆ']. French Words With CH   Now that you know how to pronounce the CH in French, its time to put it into practice. Which of these words uses the SH sound and which uses the K? See if you can guess before clicking on the word to hear the proper pronunciation. chaud  (hot)chapeau  (hat)anchois  (anchovies)chaos  (chaos)krach  (stock market crash)

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