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Ca, Ce, Ci, Co, Cu
Existen 21 países en donde se
habla Español
The Vowels: A, E, I, O, U
• Spanish has 5 vowels:
– A: Mamá (mother), Papá (father), Taza (cup)
– E: Bebé (baby), Leche(Milk), Pepe
– I: Si (yes), Kiwi, Indivisibilidad
– O: Oso (bear), Pollo (chicken), Loco (Crazy)
– U: Burro (donkey), Uno (one)
• ALWAYS pronounced the same, except for U
which sometimes is silent.
http://www.studyspanish.com/pronunciation/alphabet.htm
Ca, Ce, Ci, Co, Cu
• “C” sounds as:
– K, when followed by A, O and U
Casa (House)
Comida (Meal or Food)
Cuchara (Spoon)
– S, when followed by E or I
Cepillo (Brush)
Cigarro (Cigarette)
Ga, Ge, Gi, Go, Gu
• “G” sounds:
– Strong, when followed by A, O or U
Gallo (Rooster)
Gorro (Cap)
Gusano (Worm)
– Soft, when followed by E or I
Gerardo
Gigante (Giant)
– Strong, when followed by UE or UI (U is silent)
Guerrero (Warrior)
Guitarra (Guitar)
Gue, Gui, Güe, Güi
• “G” sounds:
– Soft, when followed by UE or UI (U is silent*)
Guerrero (Warrior)
Guitarra (Guitar)
– *U can stop being silent if it has ¨ on top
• Pingüino (Penguin)
• Güero (Blond)
• H is silent ALWAYS…
H
– Hola (Hello)
– Huevo (Egg)
– Hielo (Ice)
• …except when preceded by “C”
– Chocolate
– Chihuahua
– Charro
LL
• A “double L” sounds as an “J” in english:
– Llanta (Tire)
– Llorar (To Cry)
– Lluvia (Rain)
Ñ
• The only different letter of the spanish
alphabet
• Some examples:
• Español
• Niño (Boy)
– Mañana (Tomorrow)
Que, Qui
• Q sounds as “K”, is ALWAYS followed by UE or
UI, and U is ALWAYS silent:
• Queso (Cheese)
• Quinto (Fifth)
• Quizas (perhaps)
R and RR
• “R” sounds:
- Strong when it is at the beginning of the word:
Ropa (Clothes)
Rata (Rat)
- when it is not at the beginning of the word and is SINGLE:
Oro (Gold)
Araña (Spider)
- Strong when it is not at the beginning of the word and is
DOUBLE:
Perro (dog)
Ferrocarril (Train)
Y
• “Y” sounds:
– Sometimes like “I”
• Hoy (Today)
• Buey (Ox)
– Other times like english “J”
• Ayer (Yesterday)
• Hoyo (Hole)
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