French consonant

The letter N at the beginning of any word or syllable is pronounced like the English N, except that it is dental rather than alveolar (see consonant lesson, "place of articulation"). Phonetic symbol: [n].

N after a vowel usually makes that vowel nasal, unless the n is followed by a vowel or another n.

French sound files Par exemple…
  the letter n
  nous   we, us
  flâner   to stroll
  une panne   breakdown
  non   no
  une main   hand

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