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The /s/ And /z/ Sounds In French: Fish or Poison?

It should be no surprise that many words in a language can sound very similar while having very different meanings. What is often a surprise is hearing a foreign speaker mispronounce these unto much confusion, as different language backgrounds can bring about in French. Learn here to pronounce a particularly challenging pair of French sounds to avoid problems like saying poison when you mean fish.

Sep 27, 2016 12:00 AM
Comments · 6
Very good English, Mathieu, good work!
December 8, 2016
The minimal pairs and their phonetic transcriptions are so helpful. I wish my textbook used these more. Thank you so much!
December 7, 2016
Thanks so much!  It's exactly my weak point!
September 29, 2016
Can you teach me French?
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