2.4.2 Easy consonants The P

Now following - starting with the p - there are the different consonants that do not or only very slightly differ from the English pronunciation.

The following graphemes indicate the French p: p, pp

pile (pile)
appartement (appartement)

Just for the record: there is indeed a difference to the usual English p. In English as also in German language the p is aspirated, meaning that breath streams out when pronouncing p (you can check this when saying: puppy holding your hand in front of your mouth). This aspiration should be avoided in French language. Again, when speaking a usual p, the way you are used to it, everybody will still understand you.

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