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विकिपीडिया से
(मदद:IPA for French से अनुप्रेषित)

The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents French pronunciations in Wikipedia articles.

English approximations are in some cases very rough and intended to give only a general idea of the pronunciation. See French phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds. For information on how to convert spelling to pronunciation, see French orthography.

French has no word-level stress so stress marks should not be used in transcribing French words. See here for details.

IPA Examples English approximation
b bon about
d deux, grande today
f faire, vif festival
ɡ garçon, longue again
k corps, avec sky
l laisser, possible, seul loo
m même moo
n nous, bonne no
ɲ gagner, champagne roughly like canyon
ŋ camping, bingo[1] camping
p père, groupe spy
ʁ regarder, nôtre[2] roughly like loch (Scottish English) but voiced, like "gh" in Scottish Gaelic
s sans, ça, assez sir
ʃ chance shoe
t tout, thé, grand-oncle sty
v vous, wagon, neuf heures view
z zéro, raison, chose zeal
ʒ jamais, visage measure
j fief, payer, fille, travail yet
w oui, loi, moyen, web, whisky wet
ɥ huit, Puy like a simultaneous wet and yet
Oral vowels
IPA Examples English approximation
a patte, là trap (modern RP and Northern English)
ɑ pâte, glas[4] bra
e clé, les, chez, aller, pied, journée hey
ɛ baie, faite, mettre, renne, crème, peine best
ɛː fête, mtre, mètre, reine, rtre, caisse, presse, Lemaistre, Lévesque[4] red
ə reposer, monsieur, faisons[5] again (often elided, see e muet)
i si, île, régie, y bee
œ sœur, jeune closely like bird (RP)
ø ceux, jner, queue roughly like bird
o saut, haut, bureau go (Scottish English)
ɔ sort, minimum lot (RP/Australian)
u coup, roue too
y tu, sûr, rue no English equivalent; similar to bee but with rounded lips
Nasal vowels
ɑ̃ sans, champ, vent, temps, Jean, taon roughly like on (American English), nasalized [[[
en:open back rounded vowel|ɒ]]] or [[[
en:open back unrounded vowel|ɑ]]]. rendez-vous
ɛ̃ vin, impair, pain, daim, plein, Reims, synthèse, sympa, bien roughly like man (RP); nasalized [[[
en:near-open front unrounded vowel|æ]]] or [[[
en:open-mid front unrounded vowel|ɛ]]]
œ̃ un, parfum[4] roughly like burn; nasalized [[[
en:open-mid front rounded vowel|œ]]]
ɔ̃ son, nom roughly like bone (American English); nasalized [[[
en:close-mid back rounded vowel|o]]] or [[[
en:open-mid back rounded vowel|ɔ]]]
IPA Example Explanation
. pays [pe.i][6] syllable boundary
les agneaux [lez‿aˈɲo] liaison[7]
  1. In European French, /[[
    en:velar nasal|ŋ]]/ is often pronounced [ŋɡ], but in Québec, it is merged with /ɲ/.
  2. The French rhotic /ʁ/ is usually uvular, but it varies by region. For example, in Québec both [[[
    en:dental, alveolar and postalveolar trills|r]]] and [[[
    en:uvular trill|ʀ]]] are used, depending on both region and age.
  3. Nasal vowels are lengthened before any consonant, but oral vowels are lengthened before [v, ʁ, z, ʒ].
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 In Parisian French, /œ̃/ is usually merged with /ɛ̃/, /ɑ/ with /a/ and /ɛː/ with /ɛ/. The pairs may be distinguished in Belgian, Swiss and Canadian French and in some regions of France or among older speakers.
  5. /ə/ is frequently pronounced as [[[
    en:close-mid front rounded vowel|ø]]]. See e muet for more information.
  6. The syllable break ⟨.⟩ is used sparingly.
  7. In liaison, the latent final consonant is pronounced before a following vowel sound, but s and x are voiced and pronounced [[[
    en:voiced alveolar fricative#Voiced alveolar sibilant|z]]], and d is unvoiced and pronounced [[[
    en:voiceless dental and alveolar stops#Alveolar|t]]].