I am a bit pedantic when it comes to language, so seeing as how I’m now engaged I thought it appropriate to learn how to pronounce (and write) the word fiancé correctly.
A long time ago I was schooled by some French relatives about the fact that you pronounce fiancé differently, depending on whether you’re talking about the man or the woman. That stuck with me. Even though I was not fit for even a girlfriend at the time I knew that when it came time I was going to say the word correctly. So here I am.
So anyway, I think the way it was explained to me was that the man is pronounced fee-ON-say, and the woman is fee-on-SAY. It turns out that in English it’s pronounced the same, however, which is the latter way. Here’s the link to the pronunciation: