La prononciation de ille

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La prononciation de ille

Listen and repeat the following terms to master the pronunciation of ille:
ma fille my daughter
cheville ankle
une feuille (de papier) a sheet (of paper)
iller to yawn
une bouteille (de vin) a bottle (of wine)
une vieille (dame) an old (lady)

Note: This sound is the same as the ye sound in payer (to pay) and moyen (medium) .

Exceptions: ville, tranquille, and mille have an ‘l’ sound like in il.
une ville town
mille thousand
tranquille quiet, tranquil


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