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How to Survive a French Phone Call

french alphabet phone call

Are you stressed out right before you pick up the phone? You need a little tip to spell a word, an address or anything else while speaking with a French correspondant? Look no further! Below is the list of the alphabet letters and the French names (ok, excepted Irma, Raoul, William, etc.) French speakers commonly use when they spell a word to someone (e.g. "Madame GUS. G comme Gaston, U comme Ursule, S comme Suzanne"/ when they want to avoid mistakes writing something they are being spelled (e.g. "Hein?! T comme Thérèse ou P comme Pierre?").

Letter Name Letter Name
A Anatole N Nicolas
B Berthe O Oscar
C Célestin P Pierre
D Désiré Q Quintal
E Eugène R Raoul
F François S Suzanne
G Gaston T Thérèse
H Henri U Ursule
I Irma V Victor
J Joseph W William
K Kléber X Xavier
L Louis Y Yvonne
M Marcel Z Zoé

I hope that helps. If you have any questions, please leave them in a comment below ↓ and we'll answer them as soon as possible. 😉


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