The œ sound in French

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The œ sound

The sounds œ and œu can be pronounced in different ways:
We pronounce like this:
un bœuf an ox
un œuf an egg
le cœur a heart
un œil an eye
We pronounce like this:
des bœufs oxen
des œufs eggs
un nœud a knot
des vœux wishes, a vow
Remarque : Notez la différence entre un œuf et des œufs , un bœuf et des bœufs.
Note: The singular and plural forms of the following terms are pronounced differently: un œuf and des œufs , un bœuf and des bœufs .

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