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  2.3.2 Open and closed e

The open and the closed e are not difficult. It is easy to hear the difference between bed (closed e) and bad (open e). Knowing these two it is not difficult to pronounce the following words.

  Open e closed e
vraie (true) arrivé (arrived)
parfait (perfect) cinéma (cinema)
lait (milk) légende (legend)
père (father) nez (nose)
bête (dumb) léger (light)

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