(The following list is from Oliver Gee’s article we saw in thelocal.fr….)
French may be beautiful sounding language – but some of those Gallic words can be a real ordeal for us foreigners to pronounce. Our readers have picked out their most unpronounceable French words. How many can you (confidently) say?
We put the shout-out on social media and we were flooded with responses.
We gathered what we thought were the best responses and the toughest words – from beginner level to extremely advanced. And a warning: Number ten is really hard.
Without further ado:
(If you can’t get your mouth around the word, get it around the cake instead. Photo: Alpha/Flickr)
Fancy some custard slice? Well not if it’s mille-feuille, says Facebook fan Deborah Adams Kutch. “It’s physically impossible for me to pronounce correctly,” she says.
“I have had more than one session with several obliging patisserie ladies trying to teach me, much to their hilarity.”
(Welcome to Brouilly itself, with some vineyards in the background. Photo: JaHoVil/Flickr)
(Photo: Thomas Hammoudi/Flickr)
But it’s not just us foreigners who think it. Facebook follower Onürb Öhn is a Frenchman who describes himself as “nearly Rouen native” – but he says that the town’s name “is still a mystery for me to pronounce… rouan, wran, roin, roan, rouen”.
(Photo: Cheryl Harvey/Flickr)
(Photo: Liz West/Flickr)
(Photo: Laszlo Ilyes/Flickr)
(What a frog would look like if it tried to say grenouille. Photo: Yamanaka Tamaki/Flickr)
Photo: Susan S/Flickr
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