002 Spanish Pronunciation


Spanish  – Letter English Sound

a  – ah

e  – ay

i  – ee

o  – oh

u  – oo

ll – y

v – b at beginning of word, real soft b between 2

vowels .

ny (as in canyon)

r

almost like a d when in between 2 vowels

rr

r w/ a roll of the tongue

d  – almost like a th when in between 2 vowels

j  – hard h

g – g, sometimes a h

qu  – k

ai / all / ay  – eye

z

s

z, ce, ci

th (in most parts of Spain)

Note: Any time I put a double r (rr) in the pronunciation of a word, you need to roll your tongue when you say the r’s.

Links

http://youtu.be/nw5VFB_PQBU

http://www.ielanguages.com/spanish1.html

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