TYPES and Identity of ACCENTS

There are some special marks over certain French letters which you must have seen are called “accents”. They are very important, as they not only from part of the spelling, but also help in the pronunciation and in some cases, even change the meaning of certain French words.

When spelling out loud, there are two different ways to indicate accents: by naming them as you go or by mentioning them at the end.

Par exemple : très

  1. t – r – e accent grave – s
  2. t – r – e – s, avec accent grave sur le e

É is known as e accent aigu, but may also be called simply é