30 French words you are pronouncing wrong!

Have you ever said something that you haven't thought much about, but nobody understand what you mean because the pronunciation is wrong, wrong, wrong - WRONG! It happens to me all the time in English, and it happens to all my French students as well. No language is safe in the crazy world of pronunciation!


From numbers to +, or ananas, to Oeuf and Oeufs, which for some magical reason changes totally when you add a S . Why? I don't know, but I can give you a list of words so you won't be embarrassed, or at least, not that much.


In this video and article, I put together 30 words that you are or are probably pronouncing wrong. The way to pronounce it is in red, don't write the word like that because this is not the good spelling, the good spelling is in BOLD. Good luck 😉


You can watch the video here :





1. Un oignon

"An onion"

Pronounce : Un onion


2. Un fils

"An onion"

Pronounce : Un fisse


3. Un monsieur

"A man"

Pronounce : Un messieu


4. Un utérus

"A uterus"

Pronounce : Un utérusse


5. Une femme

"A lady"

Pronounce : Une famme


6. UN Bonhomme

"A little guy"



7. Un ananas

"A pineapple"

Pronounce : Un ananasse


8. UN Puzzle

"A puzzle"

Pronounce : Un pezeul


9. UN Virus

"A virus"

Pronounce : Un virusse


10. TENNIS

"Tennis"

Pronounce : Tennisse


11. VINGT

"Twenty"

Pronounce : Vinte


12. UN COUSCOUS

"Couscous"

Pronounce : Un couscousse


13. EXPRESS

"Express"

Pronounce : Express


13. Un ours

"A bear"

Pronounce : Un oursse


15. UN tournevis

"A screwdriver"

Pronounce : Un tournevisse


16. UN SENS

"A sense"

Pronounce : Un sense


17. UN Rhinocéros

"A rhinoceros"

Pronounce : Un rhinocérosse


18. PLUS

"Plus"

Pronounce : Plusse


19. SEPT

"Seven"

Pronounce : Sette


20. UN LYS

"Lily"

Pronounce : Lisse


21. MAT

"Mat"

Pronounce : Matte


22. NET

"Net"

Pronounce : Nette


23. UN But

"A goal"

Pronounce : Un butte


24. UN Concept

"A concept"

Pronounce : Un once P T - Pronounce P and T


25. UN Maïs

"Some corn"

Pronounce : Every single letter - M A I S


26. Noël

"Christmas"

Pronounce : Every single letter - N O E L


27. Tous

"All"

Pronounce : Tousse


28. Un compte

"An account"

Pronounce : Un comte


29. Un oeuf - Des oeufs

"An egg - Eggs"

Pronounce : Un euf - Des eu


30. Un oeil - Des yeux

"An eye - Eyes"

Pronounce : Un euil - DEZIEU



Voilà, c'est la fin! You know almost everything to sound more French now 😉

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