EUIL / EUILLE - French Pronunciation of EUIL and EUILLE

How are EUIL and EUILLE pronounced in French?

The French letter combinations EUIL and EUILLE are pronounced [œj], like the oo in "good" followed by a y sound.

French words with EUIL and EUILLE

Click on the links below to hear the words pronounced in French:

   le deuil   (mourning)

   un écureuil   (squirrel)

   un fauteuil   (armchair)

   un seuil   (doorstep)

   un treuil   (winch)

   une feuille   (leaf)

   un portefeuille   (wallet)

Notes:

At the beginning of a word, the sound [œj] is always spelled ŒIL

When the sound [œj] is preceded by the letters C or G, the spelling changes to UEIL.

(If you're wondering why, take a look at my explanation of hard and soft vowels.)

LL preceded by EUI is always pronounced like a y, but this is not necessarily the case for other letter combinations with LL.


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