Spanish Pronunciation Guide

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Spanish Pronunciation Guide
**Spanish is a phonetic language. Every letter or letter combination will follow the same rule all the time. This
is much easier than Engligh!**
Consonants
Sound
b or v
C (before e or i) or z
C (before a or o or u)
G (before e or i) or j
G (before a or o or u)
H
ñ
Qu
r
How to say it
Like B in English except keep your lips close
to your mouth when you say it
“s” like English in most of Latin America
“k” sound like in “can’t”
“h” sound in Latin America
“g” sound like in guitar
Silent (not pronounced)
“ny” like in canyon. This letter doesn’t exist in
English
“k” sound like in kangaroo
This sound is different in Spanish. Tap the
roof of your mouth with your tongue. Almost
like an “l” or a “D” sound
Spanish Word Examples
Barcelona, vosotros
Cero, azul
Carro, coche
Gente, Jose
Agua, gol
Hablar, he
España, baño
Quitar, que
Ronronear (the sound a motorcycle makes)
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