French words you are pronouncing incorrectly

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How to pronounce squirrel in French © Thinkstock - Credit: Archant

We hate to break it to you but you’ve been saying ‘kettle’, ‘water’ and ‘bird’ incorrectly all this time… Here is how to say those tricky French words that you have been finding difficult to pronounce (and a few you didn’t even know you were getting wrong)

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Écureuil

Meaning: Squirrel

Incorrect pronunciation: [Eh-koo-rul]

Correct pronunciation: [Eh-koo-roy]

How to say tyre in French

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Chevreuil

Meaning: Deer

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Incorrect pronunciation: [Shev-re-ul]

Correct pronunciation: [Shev-roy]

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Pneu

Meaning: Tyre

Incorrect pronunciation: [Puh-new]

Correct pronunciation: [Pa-nuh]

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Grenouille

Meaning: Frog

Incorrect pronunciation: [Gruh-nweel]

Correct pronunciation: [Gruh-nwee]

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Bouilloire

Meaning: Kettle

Incorrect pronunciation: [Boil-loire]

Correct pronunciation: [Bwee-wah]

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L’eau

Meaning: Water

Incorrect pronunciation: [Lee-oh]

Correct pronunciation: [Low]

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Fauteuil

Meaning: Armchair

Incorrect pronunciation: [Foh-te-ul]

Correct pronunciation: [Foh-toy]

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Feuille

Meaning: Leaf

Incorrect pronunciation: [Fuh-ill]

Correct pronunciation: [Fuh-ee]

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Papillon

Meaning: Butterfly

Incorrect pronunciation: [Pa-pillon]

Correct pronunciation: [Pa-pee-on]

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How to say train carriage in French © Thinkstockphotos - Credit: Archant

Bracelet

Meaning: Bracelet

Incorrect pronunciation: [Brace-lay]

Correct pronunciation: [Bras-lay]

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Agneau

Meaning: Lamb

Incorrect pronunciation: [Ag-nee-oh]

Correct pronunciation: [An-nyoh]

Oiseau

Meaning: Bird

Incorrect pronunciation: [Oyz-ee-oh]

Correct pronunciation: [Waz-oh]

Wagon

Meaning: Train carriage

Incorrect pronunciation: [Wah-gon]

Correct pronunciation: [Va-gon]