Vowel – voyelle


Let's Define It!

What's a *vowel*?

Une voyelle (vowel in English) is a letter of the alphabet. This letter represents a speech sound made without obstruction in the mouth.

In French, we count six vowels, traditionally speaking. These vowels are a, e, i, o, u and y.

Unlike in English, French vowels can be accented (i.e. small characters can be placed over their heads) --> For example:

à, ô, û, ù, î, è, é, ï, ë

Combined with these vowels are consonants with which you can form syllables.


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?

Here are a list of French words that include vowels. They are underlined and in bold for your convenience.

a. papa

b. décibel

c. regarde


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