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Easy #Spanish Pronunciation Tips

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Spanish is fairly easy to pronounce. With these basics, you can pronounce most words correctly, or at least well enough to be understood.

  1. The vowels each have one sound. How to pronounce each in parentheses:  a (ah), e (eh), i (ee), o (oh), u (oo).
  2. The consonants sound like they do in English with these exceptions:
  3. “j” sounds like “h”
  4. “ll” sounds like “y”
  5. “g” when followed by “e” or “i” sounds like “h” otherwise it sounds like “g” in the word “go”.
  6. “c” when followed by “e” or “i” sounds like “s” otherwise it sounds like “c” in the word “car”
  7. “h” is silent in words
  8. “ñ” sounds like “ny”
  9. “qu” sounds like “k” in the word “kite”
  10. “v” sounds like “b” at the beginning of a word
  11. “ch” sounds like “ch” in the word “chance”
  12. “y” is never a vowel and sounds like “y” in “yo-yo”

Visit my Free Worksheets page for a free worksheet and audio for pronunciation practice on g, c, and h.

Enjoy!
Debbie

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