Struggling with Spanish Pronunciation?
Spanish Pronunciation might seem complicated at first.
But if you learn some basic rules, it will definitely get easier.
The good news is that in Spanish we read words exactly how they are written.
Differently from English, we do not have to worry about some changes that may occur with specific combinations of letters.
So if you find out how Spanish Pronunciation works, you will feel more confident about it.
In this nice video tutorial you can learn some important rules!
These consonants are pronounced the same in Spanish, for example veinte or bueno.
C is pronounced “k” in front of -a, o, u
Caso – Cosa – Cura
It is pronounced “s” before -e, i
Ceja – Cinturón
The letter G is pronounced /g/ like the English “gate” before -a, o, u.
Gato – Gota – Guapo
And it’s pronounced /x/ before -e, i.
Gente – Girar
X is pronounced like in the English word “expensive”.
The letter H is not pronounced in Spanish at all.
In Spanish there are 5 vowels:
A – E -I – O – U
These characteristics correspond to the standard Spanish spoken in Spain, but there is a lot of accent variation within the country.
For example, in the South of Spain, they don’t pronounce S at the end of the syllables.
Instead of estos chicos they’d say esto chico.
Travellig aroud Spain you will find out many differences in pronunciation: it will be interesting to learn them!
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