Cedilla- cédille


Let's Define It!

What's an *cedilla*?

This fancy name is nothing but the ç place under the letter cto indicate that it is pronounced like an [s] sound.

In French, the cédille is only placed when the letter [c] precedes the vowels a / o/ and u.

If you do not place the cedilla there in those three instances, you then will obtain a hard [c] as in cat / comma / culinary.


Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?


Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

French words containing une cédille:

  • un glaçon --> ice cube.
  • une façade. facade (front of building)
  • un maçon --> bricklayer; mason


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