How to pronounce Baguette in French?
Baguette is a noun in French that has two main meanings in English:
- A baguette is a long thin loaf of white bread that is hard on the outside and soft inside. A baguette has a diameter of about 5 or 6 cm and a usual length of about 65 cm.
- A baguette can also be a stick or a baton.
In French “une baguette” is a feminine noun. The plural is “les baguettes”.
- J’ai demandé deux baguettes bien cuites à la boulangère: I asked the baker for two well-done baguettes
- Le magicien a toujours une baguette à la main: the magician always have a stick in his hand
- Une baguette magique: a magic wand
- Une baguette de chef d’orchestre: a conductor’s baton
- Je voudrais une demi-baguette: I would like to have half a baguette
How to pronounce “Baguette” in French?
In French, the word Baguette is pronounced /bagɛt/ as follows:
- /b/ sound: the vocal cords vibrate while saying it
- /a/ sound: the tongue touches the lower front teeth
- /g/ sound: the back of the tongue touches the palate. The tongue anticipates the point of articulation of the following sound.
- /ɛ/ sound: the tongue touches the front lower teeth
- /t/ sound: the vocal cords don’t vibrate
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Related Words in French
If you want to say that something can be done easily you can use the expression “d’un coup de baguette magique” which means with a wave of one’s wand. For example:
- Il n’est pas possible que les prix se stabilisent d’un coup de baguette magique. Prices cannot be stabilized at the wave of a magic wand.
Faire marcher quelqu’un à la baguette is a common French expression to say rule with an iron hand.
- Personne ne me fait marcher à la baguette: I’m not at someone’s beck and call.
You can use as well another French expression “Obéir au doigt et à l’oeil”:
- Je suis sûr qu’il va t’obéir au doigt et à l’oeil: I’m sure he will do exactly what you want.
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