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14:56 Aug 12, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: one two three four five six seven eight nine ten
need the spelling of the words for a child to learn how to speak french. He just wants to know who to say these numbers in french and I do not have a dictionary on hand.
Michael Young
French translation:see below
Explanation:
Ok. I'll give this a try:

One: un (say Huh?, but take away the initial H and the question mark. This is almost like the sound of "un")

Two: deux (a bit like the sound "duh")

Three: trois (tr wah)

Four: quatre (cat rrr)

Five: cinq (to make the sound "in" try saying "rain", but remove the "n" at the end. Now replace the sound "r" with the sound "s" at the beginning and add the sound "k" at the end)

Six: six (pronounced as the first syllable of "cisco", at least in French Canada. The French would pronounce it more as the English "ee" sound, but much shorter.)

Seven: sept (pronounced as in "set")

Eight: huit (to make the sound "u" you have to say "ee". Then, keep the inside of your mouth the way it is, and make your lips say the sound "oo". Then, add the sound "it" to it [or a short "eet" if you want the France pronounciation]. There you have it: huit. Don't pronounce the "h")

Nine: neuf (try saying "er...", as when you don't know what to say. That is approximately the sound for "eu". Then add the "n" and the "f" sounds.)

Ten: dix ( as in "disco" or again, the short sound "deess" for the France pronounciation.)

I hope this helps you. :-)
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Louise Atfield
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Very informative.
Thank you very much.
Mikey
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naun deux trois quatre cinq six sept huit neuf dixFionaT


  

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un deux trois quatre cinq six sept huit neuf dix


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FionaT
Netherlands
Local time: 00:26
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Explanation:
Ok. I'll give this a try:

One: un (say Huh?, but take away the initial H and the question mark. This is almost like the sound of "un")

Two: deux (a bit like the sound "duh")

Three: trois (tr wah)

Four: quatre (cat rrr)

Five: cinq (to make the sound "in" try saying "rain", but remove the "n" at the end. Now replace the sound "r" with the sound "s" at the beginning and add the sound "k" at the end)

Six: six (pronounced as the first syllable of "cisco", at least in French Canada. The French would pronounce it more as the English "ee" sound, but much shorter.)

Seven: sept (pronounced as in "set")

Eight: huit (to make the sound "u" you have to say "ee". Then, keep the inside of your mouth the way it is, and make your lips say the sound "oo". Then, add the sound "it" to it [or a short "eet" if you want the France pronounciation]. There you have it: huit. Don't pronounce the "h")

Nine: neuf (try saying "er...", as when you don't know what to say. That is approximately the sound for "eu". Then add the "n" and the "f" sounds.)

Ten: dix ( as in "disco" or again, the short sound "deess" for the France pronounciation.)

I hope this helps you. :-)


Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 577
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Thank you very much.
Mikey
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