The alphabet

The alphabet

The alphabet

The alphabet, officially contains 26 letters. French uses the same 26.letter alphabet as English, and as in English, the letters are divided into consonants and vowels.

Consonants

b,c,d,e,f,g,h,j,k,l,m,n,p,q,r,s,t,v,w,x,y,z

Vowels

a.e.i.o.u, and sometimes y

The French alphabet may look the same as the English alphabet, but the names of the letters are pronounced differently. Some of the letters are pronounced differently too.

LETTER / PRON LETTER / PRON
A    ah (as in “father”) N     en
B   bay O     oh
C   say P     pay
D   day Q    kew
E   euh ( as in “book”) R    ehr
F   ef S    es
G   zhay T    tay
H   ash U   ew
I     ee V   vay
J    jhee W  doo-bleuh-vay
K    ka (as in “cat”) X   eeks
L    el Y  ee-grek
M   em Z   zed


Français English
A, B, C, D, E

F, G, H, I, J

K, L, M, N, O

P, Q, R, S, T

U, V, W, X, Y, Z

A, B, C, D, E

F, G, H, I, J

K, L, M, N, O

P, Q, R, S, T

U, V, W, X, Y, Z

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