AN / IN – French Pronunciation

AN / IN – French pronunciation

Elle vend cent cinquante bouteilles de vin.

AN / IN – French pronunciation

How do you pronounce the French AN — [ã] /an/ and IN — [ἒ] /in/ ?
  • /an/ and /in/ are two nasal sounds.
  • /an/ is pretty straight forward. It is similar to English /um/ sound, as in “bump”.
  • /in/ is similar to English ‘an’ in language. You pronounce it by opening up your mouth as if to say a short ‘he!’ and leaving your tongue back a bit so the sound is nasalized.
Practice saying these sounds

AM – AN – EM – EN – AEN – AON

and

AIM – AIN – EIM – EIN – EN – IM – IN – UM – UN – YM – YN

Practice saying these words

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an year . un one
banc bench . bain bath
ment lies . main hand
sans without . sain healthy
vent wind . vin wine

 

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Silly Rhyme

Elle vend cinq cent cinquante bouteilles de vin.

She sells 550 bottles of wine.

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Collection of words

  1. bain
  2. banc
  3. ben
  4. bien
  5. campagne
  6. cent
  7. cinq
  8. cinquante
  9. descend
  10. dessin
  11. en riant
  12. enfant
  13. examen
  14. main
  15. ment
  16. peindre
  17. plan
  18. plein
  19. prendre
  20. sain
  21. sans
  22. teint
  23. temps
  24. thym
  25. train
  26. un
  27. un rien
  28. vends
  29. vin
  30. vingt-cinq

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