AU - French Pronunciation of AU

How is the vowel combination AU pronounced in French?

The letters AU in French are pronounced like the "closed" O sound. (Note that the letter combination EAU is also pronounced this way.)


French words with AU

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   autobus   (bus)

   chaud   (hot)

   mauvais   (bad)

   taux   (rate)

   auto   (car)

   cauchemar   (nightmare)

   taule    (jail [informal])


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