Première classe A1 Breakthrough

Pronunciation: the "p," v," and "b" sounds

Écoutez la chanson et complétez les phrases avec le bon mot.
Listen to the song and complete the sentences with the correct word.
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J'veux pas finir mes jours à Tombouctou|Kédougou La peau tirée par des machines à clous Moi, je veux|peux être fripé|bridé Triplement fripé|bridé Fripé comme une triplette|doublette de Belleville
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Conception: Geneviève Briet, Catholic University of Louvain
Published on 03/04/2013 - Modified on 13/12/2019
J'veux pas finir mes jours à Tombouctou
La peau tirée par des machines à clous
Moi, je veux être fripé
Triplement fripé
Fripé comme une triplette de Belleville
-M- I don't want to end my days in Timbuktu Cheeks so tight my lips are turning blue I would like to be wrinkled Utterly wrinkled Wrinkled like a Triplet of Belleville

Pronunciation/ The "p," "v" and "b" sounds

What do you think of French consonants? Awful, normal, rather / really beautiful? You don't know?  
Is the difference between
beauté and
voter impossible, difficult, easy to hear?
Is the difference between
beau and
peau or
veau impossible, difficult, easy to pronounce?
In your opinion, which is the most beautiful consonant?
In your opinion, which is the most awful consonant?   Have you ever observed a French-speaker's lips as they speak? The [b] is a deep, lax consonant that is pronounced with the lips, as if you were about give a child a kiss on the cheek. The mouth is closed, the lips are rounded and slightly pushed forward.  
The sound
[b] is written: b
The sound
[v] is written: v 
The sound
[p] is written: generally, p, less often pp (grippe).
Start practising!
  You can imitate the examples: - when repeating the example, try saying it fast and slow, yelling and whispering it; - try repeating in time with the example, as precisely as possible.

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