or that's what this article says.
Here's the ten words they say are very difficult:
It's a pastry like a custard slice gone very, very right. I don't think this word is all that hard, as long as you can do the sound in feuille, and as long as you can decide whether to pronounce the "ll"s in mille.
It's a type of wine. I've never heard of it.
Place names are awkward because they don't always follow the rules. When I had preached perhaps 40 times in Blaye (which is pronounced locally to rhyme with "aye"or Dai) someone visited us and wanted to ask about Blaye, and every time I said the place name they "corrected" me to Ble (rhymes with "meh"). Every time. It took a supreme effort of will not to say, "Look, who goes there every other week, me or you, sunbeam?"... Other anarchic place names include Agen and the department, le Gers.
Actually, the whole verb "to boil", bouillir, is such a nightmare that often recipes avoid saying "boil the water", substituting "bring to the boil" - porter à ébullition. However, I don't find bouilloire all that challenging.
Honestly, this is no problem at all. Is it?
Not a problem.
I think 6 and 7 are issues if you can't do a French "r".
I always get this wrong, because I can never remember whether it's grunwee or grunooy
Honestly, the person who thinks this is hard to pronounce should move to Italy or Spain.
This is a festival of "r" with a jolly "u" in the middle. Don't be fazed. Take your time. And watch this video if you like: