(luh sha-POH = the hat)
Le chapeau means “the hat” in French. Notice that the letters CH say “sh” in chapeau and the letters EAU say “oh.” You can almost see the English word cap in CHAPEAU. Remember, though, that all hats are not caps! French has a different word for cap, which is a special kind of hat. Just as English has several words to describe headgear, so does French. Like hat, chapeau is used as a general term.
Please note that all pronunciation guides give only approximations of the French sounds. There are many sounds in French that have no English equivalents!
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