NG

French pronunciation

The letter combination ng at the end of a French word is pronounced the same way as in English. IPA symbol: [ ŋ ].

When followed by one or more letters, the n is nasal and the g follows the normal rules.

  • ng + consonant or hard vowel = g is hard
  • ng + soft vowel = g is soft.
French sound files Par exemple…
un building   high-rise building
un smoking   dinner jacket
anglais   English
engourdir   to numb, dull
un boulanger   baker
un congé   vacation, leave

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