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How do you prounounce Madame de la Grand Bouche's name (mainly the "Bouche" part)? I think I know, but I just want to make sure before I go to my audition and say it wrong and make a fool of myself.

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I'll do my best here, it's Mah-dahme day la Grahnde Boosh. Whatever you do, the "e" at the end isn't pronounced. I've heard some productions say "Booshay" and it drives me crazy. =) Hope this helps!

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Yes, it would only be "Bou-shay" if there were l'accent aigu over the E. Hahahahaha!

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Ok, that's what I was thinking, but I just wanted to check. Thanks!

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LumBabsFan wrote:
I'll do my best here, it's Mah-dahme day la Grahnde Boosh.

Not exactly "day".
The french "e" is almost like the sound, for example, in "first", or at the end of "flower".
And the "e" at the end of "Madame" is silent too (almost like in english madam').

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Was just doing the best explanation I can; typing never comes across the way you want it :D

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Madame
ma-DAHM. Not "madam." The emphasis is on the second syllable.

De
Not "day," but like Simba34 said- the vowel in "de" has the same vowel sound as the English words "first" and "flower."

Grande
Not like a Grande Caramel Frappo from Starbucks.
-Roll the rrrr
-"an" = "on"
-"de" = see above, but with more emphasis on "Gran" than the "de."

Bouche

Boosh. Not "bush," but with the long vowel sound.

ma-DAHM d-e la gr-on-de boosh.


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ma- Dahm .. not ma-DAAAM.

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One of the disappointments I had with my production was the director's insistence that "boo-SHAY," even though he knew it was incorrect, "sounds more French." Ugh.

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