English mnemonic for the French word: cerf
(Cerf has a silent f.)
A deer told the hunter to leave his land post haste. The hunter apologized all over himself and said, “Yes, SIR, sir. I’ll leave right away, SIR, and I won’t cause any more trouble, SIR.”
You’ll never forget cerf en francais means deer in English.
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