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
  1. an …. year / un …. one
  2. banc …. bench / bain …. bath
  3. ment …. lies / main …. hand
  4. sans …. without / sain …. healthy
  5. vent …. wind / vin …. wine

Silly Rhyme

Elle vend cinq cent cinquante bouteilles de vin.

She sells 550 bottles of wine.

Collection of words

  1. bain …. bath
  2. banc …. bench
  3. ben …. well
  4. bien …. good
  5. campagne …. countryside
  6. cent …. a hundred
  7. cinq …. five
  8. cinquante …. fifty
  9. compagne …. companion
  10. descend …. going down
  11. dessin …. drawing
  12. en riant …. while laughing
  13. enfant …. child
  14. examen …. exam
  15. main …. hand
  16. ment …. lies
  17. peindre …. to paint
  18. plan …. city map
  19. plein …. full
  20. prendre …. to take
  21. sain …. healthy
  22. sans …. without
  23. teint …. dies
  24. temps …. weather
  25. thym …. thyme
  26. train …. train
  27. un …. one
  28. un rien …. a nothing
  29. vends …. sells
  30. vin …. wine

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