If you can pronounce the French u, you can pronounce the letter combination ui. Pucker your mouth as if you’re saying u, but say the English word "we" instead. Phonetic symbol: [ɥi].
|je suis||I am|
- In g + ui, the u serves only to make the g hard, so gui is pronounced [gi]
- Q + ui is pronounced [ki]
- This doesn’t apply to letter combinations with a vowel in front; euil and ouil have their own pronunciation rules
Also see ue.