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Spanish pronunciation. A guide http://tiny.cc/b7eju. Vowels. In Spanish, the vowels always sound the same, unlike in English. So, whenever you see an ‘e’, it will always need to be pronounced like the e in ‘get’. A = c a t, E = g e t, I = f i t, O = h o t, U = h oo p.

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Spanish pronunciation

Spanish pronunciation

A guide

http://tiny.cc/b7eju


Vowels

Vowels

In Spanish, the vowels always sound the same, unlike in English. So, whenever you see an ‘e’, it will always need to be pronounced like the e in ‘get’.

  • A = cat,

  • E = get,

  • I = fit,

  • O = hot,

  • U = hoop

The red vowels are HARD.

The blue vowels are SOFT.

These make a difference when following G or C, see later…


Consonants we find difficult c

Consonants we find difficult: C

( K before a hard vowel : a, o, u)

( TH before a soft vowel : e,i. The TH sounds like the end of teeth)

cinco – has both sounds. [THinKo]

cero – the-ro


Consonants we find difficult z

Consonants we find difficult: Z

Always pronounced ‘th’ like the last two letters of teeth.

lápiz – lap-eeth

It is important to pronounce the soft c and z as th, not f. Practise pronouncing ‘thin’ and ‘fin’ correctly in English.


Consonants we find difficult z soft c

Consonants we find difficult: Z & soft C

It is important to pronounce the soft c and z as th, not f. Practise pronouncing these English pairs:thin and fin

three and free

They do not sound the same so make sure you don’t say them the same! The th sound is important!


Consonants we find difficult j soft g

Consonants we find difficult: J & soft G

J and G (before a soft vowel : e,i)

These sound like a hard H sound in the back of your throat, like the ch in loch or the cc in leccy (Liverpool stylee!)

conejo – kon – E – xho

garaje – ga – ra - xhay

gente – xhen -tay


Consonants we find difficult ny

Consonants we find difficult: ñ (ny)

The tilde on the top means there is an added ‘y’ sound

Españaaño

Español


Consonants we find difficult ll

Consonants we find difficult:LL

The double l sounds like the y in ‘yes’

Me llamogallina


Consonants we find difficult

Consonants we find difficult:

R and RR

Practise rolling your ‘r’. The rr is longer and stronger than the r

pero

perro

caro

carro


Consonants we find difficult v b

Consonants we find difficult: V&B

These two sound fairly similar (and in some regions identical). Neither are as strong as in English. Try making a softer sound.

vivo

vino

veinte

barato


Stress

Stress

  • Spanish words are generally stressed on the last syllable: comer, hotel, individual, español

  • If a word ends in a vowel, n or s, the stress is on the penultimate syllable: perro, España

  • Where this isn’t the case, a stressmark tells us where the stress should be pronounced:habitación, lápiz, comí.


Spanish pronunciation

Practise pronouncing these Spanish words:


Spanish pronunciation

Practise pronouncing these Spanish words:


Spanish pronunciation

Practise pronouncing these Spanish words:


Spanish pronunciation

Practise pronouncing these Spanish words:


Useful places to find additional pronunciation practice

Useful places to find additional pronunciation practice:

1) Youtube tutoring:

  • http://tiny.cc/a0phu

  • http://tiny.cc/gm7epwx6b8 (see a Spanish boy learn his RR!)

  • http://tiny.cc/4szpu2

  • http://tiny.cc/rpr6w

  • Songs help you to pronounce as well! Search youtube for ‘canción+ letra’ (song + lyrics) and you’ll have plenty to choose from, eg:

  • http://tiny.cc/9yu30 (PLENARY)

  • http://tiny.cc/6df9w (the song starts after 15 seconds)

  • http://tiny.cc/iiqx8

  • http://tiny.cc/l4a4w

  • http://tiny.cc/yiljm

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