French Alphabet (Script and Pronunciation)

Duration: 30 mins

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Linguistic French Vocabulary
Culture French Phrases
Structure French Grammar

This first lesson teaches the alphabet in French. This includes the script and pronunciation. If you stay with me from start to finish, I promise you that you will learn a lot. I will try to give examples using both words and sound. That way it will be easy for you to see the letters when they are separate and when they are in a word. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at French Classes.


The alphabet is the building block of the French language. Usually it is the first thing a person should start learning, because without it, you can neither read nor write. This means that the following 30 min are going to be the most important in your learning quest. The French alphabet contains 26 letters just like English.

Below is the French alphabet in a table containing 3 columns: The sound of the French letters, the alphabet, examples which include the letter at the beginning, middle and at the end.

Alphabet in French

Sound Alphabet Examples


Alaska, Maria, Panama


Bravo, Alabama, Lab


Canada, Cicilia


David, Granada, Ted


Emma, Ted


Franco, Cafe, Ralf


Golf, Gym, Logo


Hi, Bahamas, Mitzvah


Iglo, mini


Jack, Hajj


Kiwi, Okay, Mark


Laura, Claudia, Brazil


Maria, Amsterdam


New York, Anita, John


Okay, Hotel, Paulo


Panama, Filipa, Top


Qatar, Iraq


Robert, Portugal, Qatar


Sam, Eskimo, Paris


Taiwan, Ontario, Janet


Uzbekistan, Lulu


Vatican, Bravo


Wow, Hawaii


Xray, Alexandria, Alex


Yoyo, okay


Zulu, Amazon, Jazz


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The following is a table showing common sentences. We recommend for you to click on the audio of each expression to hear how it is pronounced. That way you will be able to familiarize yourself with the French alphabet.

Pronunciation in French

Pronunciation French Audio
In The MorningLe matin
In the eveningLe soir
At NightLa nuit
Hurry up!Depêchez-vous!
Some languages are hardQuelques langues sont difficiles
Many students speak KoreanNombreux élèves parlent coréen
How old is your sister?Quel âge a ta soeur?
I love my husbandJ'aime mon mari
This is my wifeVoici ma femme
What's your brother called?Comment s'appelle ton frère?
Where does your father work?Ton père travaille où?
Your daughter is very cuteTa fille est très mignonne
What time is it?Quelle heure est-il?
It's 10 o'clockIl est 10 heures
Give me this!Donne-moi ça!
I love youJe t'aime
Are you free tomorrow evening?Vous êtes disponible demain soir?
I would like to invite you for dinnerJe voudrais vous inviter à dîner
Are you married?Vous êtes marié(e)?
I'm singleJe suis célibataire
Would you marry me?Vous voulez me marier?
Can I have your phone number?Je peux avoir votre numéro de téléphone?
Can I have your email?Je peux avoir votre email?
Are you okay?Ça va?
Call a doctor!Appelez un médecin!
Call the ambulance!appelez l'ambulance!
Call the police!Appelez la police !
Calm down!Calmez-vous!
I feel sickJe me sens malade
It hurts hereÇa fait mal ici
It's urgent!C'est urgent!
Where is the closest pharmacy?Où se trouve la pharmacie la plus proche ?


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Congratulations! You finished your first alphabet lesson in French. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend French Lesson 2. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn French homepage.

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Linguistic French Vocabulary
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Structure French Grammar