French pronunciation – be careful with SH sounds

Video for this exercise.
The two steps to correcting your pronunciation are…

  1. notice that the word is NOT pronounced as you thought
  2. make the correct pronunciation automatic by saying it out loud a few times

Today’s lesson came to mind this weekend when I heard a fellow American pronounce the French word ‘dictionnaire’ with an SH sound. So, instead of pronouncing it as the French do, deek See oh naire, she said deek SHee oh naire.


Subscribers, this is from the Fleuriste interview. Original interview and slow-echoing version (like you hear in today’s exercise) are here… Une Fleuriste à Saint-Rémy de Provence