The letter S has two pronunciations in French as in English. The French pronunciation of S in any given word can be determined with specific rules.
Phonetic symbol [s]
- at the beginning of a word or syllable
- at the end of a syllable
- at the end of a word (very rare; it’s usually silent)
- before or after a consonant
- whenever there is a double S
Phonetic symbol [z]
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