In today’s exercise, letters of the French alphabet are presented in logical order, from the easiest to remember, to the most difficult to learn.
(More information below the video.)
For students of French as a foreign language
As I wrote it above, letters of the French alphabet are presented in logical order, from the easiest to remember for people who have a basic knowledge of English letter names, to the most difficult to learn.
The 26 letters of the French ABC can be separated in 4 groups:
1 – letters that read almost the same manner in French and in English : F, L, M, N, O, S, and Z (the latter, in the British pronunciation).
2 – consonants with a final [i] (if you prefer « ee ») in English are read with a final [e] (« ay ») in French : B, C, D, P, T, and V.
3 – letters easy to pronounce but whose pronunciation is very different from that of English : A, I, H, K, and X.
4 – letters difficult to master for different reasons (G and J have an opposite reading in French and in English), French E, R, U and Q have no real equivalent in English, and W and Y bear long names).
Tomorrow I’ll give my last lesson about the 26 letters of French alphabet. I hope you are enjoying your study of French.