EI

French pronunciation

The letter combination ei is pronounced like é or è – see E (rules 2 and 3).*

French sound files Par exemple…
like è  
seize sixteen
la neige snow
la peine pain
   
like é  
peiner to struggle, toil
veinard lucky

 * Except when followed by L (see eil and ueil) or by a nasal N or M.

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