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Spanish for Beginners I. Basic Sounds. Most vowel and consonants sounds are alike. El abecedario…alfabeto (alphabet).

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basic sounds
Basic Sounds

Most vowel and consonants sounds are alike

el abecedario alfabeto alphabet
El abecedario…alfabeto (alphabet)

The Spanish alphabet is composed on 29 letters. The same 26 letters as in the English alphabet, plus“ ñ”, “ll” and “ch”. Learning to read Spanish is directly related to pronouncing the letters of the alphabet.

el abecedario el alfabeto
El abecedario… el alfabeto

a b c ch d e f

g h I j k

l ll m n ñ o p

q r rr s t

u v w x y z

Yo sé el alfabeto … Olé

special sounds and vowels
Special Sounds and Vowels

There are many sounds that are alike in English as in Spanish, only seven consonant and five vowel sounds are different.

Spanish is pronounced exactly as it is written. It is very important that you pronounce all the vowels and consonants.

always pronounce vowels
Always pronounce vowels.

Sometimes vowels have an accent mark.

This written mark indicates that there is a stronger

sound on that vowel.

For example: café, papá, adiós, lápiz, México.

special combinations one quick sound
U and A together

ua (wah)

agua(ah-gwah)

(water)

2- U and E together

ue (weh)

bueno(bweh-noh)

(good)

Special CombinationsOne quick sound
special combinations
3- I and E together

ie(ieh)

hielo(ieh-loh)

(ice)

Viernes(biehr-ness)

4- E and I together

ei (ehee)

seis(seh-eess)

(six)

Special Combinations
we will explore
We will explore!!!!

How much do we already know!!!!

Or

How much can we learn / review today?

vocabulary you might know
Vocabulary you might know!

¿Cómo se llama?

Koh-moh / seh / yah-mah?

What is your name?

vocabulary you might know1
Vocabulary you might know!

¿Cómo se llama?

Koh-moh / seh / yah-mah?

Me llamo José

Meh / yah-moh / José

My name is …

try to guess the meaning
Try to guess the meaning!!

Mamá

¿Cómo se llama su mamá?

Mi mamá se llama Maty

try to guess the meaning1
Try to guess the meaning!!

Amigo

¿Cómo se llama su amigo?

Mi amigo se llama Kevin

do you speak english
Do you speak English?

¿Habla inglés?

(ah-blah / een-glehs)

do you speak spanish
Do you speak Spanish?

¿Habla español?

(ah-blah / ehs-pah-nyohl)

i don t understand
I don’t understand

No comprendo

(noh kohm-prehn-doe)

  • No comprendo español…
  • No comprendo inglés

(noh kohm-prehn-doe)

i speak
I speak

Yo hablo

( yoh / ah-bloh)

Yo hablo inglés

Yo hablo español

Yo no hablo español

slowly speak slowly
Slowly… speak slowly

Despacio

(dehs-pah-seeoh)

Despacio por favor

(dehs-pah-seeoh/ porh / fah-borh))

repeat please
Repeat, please! 

Repita

(reh-peeh-tah)

Repita por favor

(reh-peeh-tah porh-fah-borh)

thank you
Thank you

Gracias

(grah-see-ahs)

De nada

(deh – nah-dah)

may i help you
May I help you?

¿Puedo ayudarlo?

(poo-eh-doh / ah-yoo-dar-loh)

do you need help
Do you need help?

¿Necesita ayuda?

(neh-seh-see-tah / ah-yoo-dah)

I need help!

Necesito ayuda

(neh-seh-see-toh / ah-yoo-dah)

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again

Otra vez

(oh-trah / behs)

What?

¿Qué?

(keh?)

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Just a minute

Un momento,

por favor

(oon-moh-mehn-toh / porh / fah-borh)

greetings1
Greetings

Please repeat aloud and practice a lot, if you don’t pronounce it correctly or if you don’t know the meaning of an expression, don’t be intimidated by it and keep trying…

It has been said that to learn a foreign language you have to make at least 10,000 mistakes… so let’s start!!!

write and translate these greetings
Write and translate these greetings

Buenos dias

Buenas tardes

Buenas Noches

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¿Cómo estás?

¿Cómo está usted?

¿Qué tal?

¿ Qué pasa?

farewells
FAREWELLS

Despedidas

Des-peh-dee-dahs

These expressions are as important as greetings. You might know more than what you think

HBO uses a lot of them!! 

numbers

Numbers

Ready to count!

colores
Colores

Spanish love colors!!

Have a great time and practice these colors a lot

Visit this weekend the WordFest at the Belvedere Front Park

roh hoh
roh -hoh

Rojo

red

ah mah ree ioh
ah-mah-ree-ioh

amarillo

yellow

neh groe
neh-groe

Negro

black

blanc koh
blanc-koh

Blanco

white

moh rah doe
moh-rah-doe

Morado

purple

ros sah doe
ros-sah-doe

Rosado

pink

bear deh
bear-deh

Verde

green

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