|How Do You Say "La Marseillaise"?||
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|What is "La Marseillaise"?||
‘La Marseillaise’ is the name of the French national anthem. It was composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792. A group of republican volunteers from Marseille adopted it as their marching song, and it marked their entry into Paris. The lyrics are those of a bloody battle cry. Its popularity spread, and the rest is history.
The simple way to deal with pronouncing ‘Marseillaise’ is to say ‘mar’ exactly as you would the English word ‘mar’, ‘seille’ like the English word ‘say’, and ‘-aise’ like ‘-ehz’.
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