French pronunciation

The letter combination xc has two possible French pronunciations.

1) In front of a soft vowel, xc is pronounced [ks], like the soft x pronunciation – the c is essentially silent.

French sound files Par exemple…
  excellent   excellent
  excentré   outlying

2) In front of a hard vowel or a consonant, xc is pronounced [ksk], like the above x plus a hard c.

French sound files Par exemple…
  excusez-moi   excuse me
  exclamation   exclamation

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