AN

French nasal vowel

The nasal A is represented by the IPA symbol [ɑ̃] and is pronounced [ah(n)]:

[ɑ̃] may be spelled am, an, em, or en.

  Em and en are usually pronounced [ɑ̃]. However, after é, i, and y, they are pronounced [ɛ̃].

Par exemple…

une banque bank
un tampon plug, rubber stamp
un embouteillage traffic jam
un gendre son-in-law
enchan delighted
un enfant child

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