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Five French video tutorials to get you started
Maybe you are planning a holiday to France or you are thinking about learning French, but do not want to spend any money untill you are sure this is the right time for you?
These basic French language tutorials are an ideal place to start. You will cover 25 of the most used French phrases, you will learn how to introduce yourself, learn the difference between masculine & feminine and discover the top 5 mistakes english speakers make when pronouncing French words.
Each tutorial is between 2 and 6 minutes long which means you can watch all 5 videos in less than 20 minutes. A relativelly short amount of time considering the amount you can learn.
The top five French mistakes to avoid
1. Mispronouncing the French R. This is a common mistake because English speakers do not have a sound or combination of sounds which they can relate this too. The sound is formed closer to the throat.
2. Pronouncing a silent letter. Most of the time you do not need to pronounce the last letter of a word in French. There are of course some exceptions to this rule. Like, if a word starts with a vowel sound or a word ends with a letter 'c' or 'f' or an 'l'.
3. Aspirated H's versus muted H's. Aspirated H's do not allow contractions or liaisons in front. Whereas muted H's will allow contractions or liaisons in front. Most French H's are muted.
4. Contractions in French. Unlike English, contractions are not optional in French. You must always contract words wherever possible.
5. The French 'U' is not pronounced like the English 'U'. The French 'U' is pronounced 'OO' as in 'too'.
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The following tutorials are a great way of learning the French language. They do not cost anything and there are a huge number of videos to help you learn French words and phrases all year long (beginners French to advanced French).