The French letter combination OU is normally pronounced as a single vowel similar to ou in the English word "you" except it doesn’t diphthong into [w] at the end. IPA spelling: [u].
This sound can be difficult for English speakers to distinguish from the French letter U – see OU vs U.
When followed by another vowel, ou is pronounced as the semi-vowel [w]*
* Except in the letter combination ouil.
- Letters: O | U
- OU vs U
- French vowels
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