French pronunciationThe letter B is pronounced similarly in French and English, except that it's not aspirated in French.

Cedilla: ç

French cedilla çThe little hook added under the letter c in French is a diacritical mark known as a cedilla, une cédille: ç. The letter c with the hook is called c cédille.


Circumflex: â, ê, î, ô, û

French circumflexThe circumflex, aka "little hat," is the only French accent that may be found on any of the five vowels. In any given word, the circumflex may serve one or more purposes.



Consonants for Beginners

Pronunciation of French consonantsMore than half of French consonants are very similar to their English counterparts, but a few are completely different. Here's a quick overview to help you get started learning French.