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.
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’.
The red vowels are HARD.
The blue vowels are SOFT.
These make a difference when following G or C, see later…
( 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
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.
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!
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
The tilde on the top means there is an added ‘y’ sound
The double l sounds like the y in ‘yes’
R and RR
Practise rolling your ‘r’. The rr is longer and stronger than the r
These two sound fairly similar (and in some regions identical). Neither are as strong as in English. Try making a softer sound.
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Spanish Alphabet and Pronunciation