La prononciation de ueil et euil

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La prononciation de ueil et euil

•  The ueil and euil(le) sounds are pronounced like this . As in:
un fauteuil an armchair
un écureuil a squirrel
un deuil a bereavement, a period of mourning

un accueil a welcome, a reception
un cercueil a coffin
un recueil a collection

une feuille a page, a leaf
un portefeuille a wallet, a purse
un mille-feuille a mille-feuille, a French pastry

Notes:
•  There are no rules which govern when you should write ueil or euil
•  Un œil (an eye) is pronounced exactly the same as .


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