Hi, I'm new to this and I have a question. What words are commonly mispronounced by English speakers trying to learn French? I noticed that I have a terrible time trying to say tres (very). Is there anything I can do to correct this?
Commonly Mispronounced Words
July 8, 2009
July 10, 2009
Hi there, All I can suggest is that you keep practising! If you don't have your own French Dictionary, I strongly suggest "Collins Robert Concise French Dictionary". Once you buy the dictionary, there is a code inside the book, which allows you free access to an on-line dictionary. The beauty of it is that you can hear all the words pronounced too, which will help you compare with your own attempts, particularly if you keep recording your own voice and comparing it with the pronunciation from the on-line dictionary. An inexpensive book, and marvellous value. Paul
July 11, 2009
Thanks for the advice. I actually have a French Dictionary, but I didn't find it to be helpful since I couldn't hear the words being pronounced. But, the one you recommended sounds really cool, so I'll check it out. I never thought of recording my own voice, but I believe I'll try that as well. Thanks :)