French consonant

The letter H is always silent in French, yet there are two different types:

  1. H muet, which acts like a vowel
  2. H aspiré, which acts like a consonant

Click the links for more info as well as fairly complete lists of words that start with each type of H.

French sound files Par exemple…
the letter h
l’homme   man
heureux   happy
le hasard   chance
haut   high

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