Can't hear the recording?
First, download the recording to your computer and THEN play the file that you saved on your computer.
Here is how to do that:
If you have a PC: use your right mouse key to click on the file. You will see a menu pop up. Choose "Save Target As..." Then choose where you want to save the file. If you don't see "Save Target As...," see this help article at Microsoft:
If you have a Mac: hold your "control" key down while clicking on the link. Then choose a location to save the file.
Make the syllable breaks in the right places
In our Listen and Repeat recordings, we break down many words syllable by syllable. That way, you can learn to "hear as the French hear" - and that's the first key to pronouncing French correctly! In this sample, you can hear how a native speaker pronounces "européen."
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eu - ro - pé - en
Do you notice that, for a French speaker, the 'R' comes at the start of a new syllable?
Of course, it's easy to tell you this, but for you to learn how to do this automatically, you need to listen to the same Listen and Repeat CD many times. Most people actually find it to be a lot of fun!
You might also like this tutorial for pronouncing the French "R."
If you want to learn to break the words down as the French do, you don't need to order a bunch of CDs. One issue of Fluent French Audio will do, to start.
You can use a single issue for many weeks. You will continue to learn, even after the 20th or 30th listen.
Click here to order.
Each issue comes with 3 CDs