Grammar – Nasal Vowels
In French, there are 5 nasal vowel sounds. The best way to describe how to make these sounds is to say them in the back of the throat.
Here are your nasal vowels:
en – listen to this sound file of en bas, and try to hear the en.
in – hear the word Americain being spoken, and listen for the in at the end.
Remember! The N is never pronounced
Let’s listen to some words with nasal vowels in them.
(There aren’t any words with a nasal un in them. Correct me if I’m wrong, please!)
Sound files courtesy of french.about.com!