Phonetics For Pronouncing 'Je Suis Heureux'?
A Quick Overview Of Je Suis Heureux
Let’s use ‘I am’ which we’ve just learned to say ‘I’m happy’. What you have to be careful of here is that the French word for ‘happy’ changes depending on your gender. So, if you are male, you say:
jesu is heurenneux
zhə swee ɜ:rɜh
And if you are female, you say:
jesu is heureuse
zhə swee ɜ:rɜhz
The ‘eu’ makes the ‘u’ sound in ‘purr’, the ‘i’sound in ‘stir’, and the ‘ea’ sound in ‘pearl’ in English. I use a symbol to represent the sound, because you never find it without an ‘r’ present in English, so there is no simple way to spell the world phonetically. I try to use symbols only where absolutely necessary because the International Phonetic Alphabet is so intimidating to laymen.
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