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What's the difference between C and Ç? (Pronunciation-wise)

theo-22

theo-22

How do you pronounce Ç ? What is the difference between C and Ç in French? Is there a pronunciation difference between C and Ç?
Diana-S1

Diana-S1

As in English, the French C has a hard (K) or a soft (S) sound .

Words such as cette, vacances, or cinq have the S sound because the C is followed by the vowels E or I.

Words like coeur, café, Cuba, action and blanc have the K sound because the C is followed one of the other vowels, consonants, or no letters.

Words like garçon and français have the S sound.

The cédilla (Ç) tells the reader that the Ç has the S sound even though it isn't followed by the E or I.
Marie-Claire-Riviere

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Bonjour! Merci mille fois Diana for that excellence explanation of when to use the cédilla! I hope that answers your question Theo. Keep up the good work! - Marie-Claire

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