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2 The Spanish Alphabet El alfabeto

3 Some notes on the Spanish alphabet… In English, sometimes vowels take on different pronunciations In English, sometimes vowels take on different pronunciations Pronounce the following words: Pronounce the following words: back, bake back, bake water, later water, later roaring, pouring roaring, pouring In Spanish, % of the time, vowels keep the same pronunciation, making it very easy to pronounce the word if you know how each letter is pronounced In Spanish, % of the time, vowels keep the same pronunciation, making it very easy to pronounce the word if you know how each letter is pronounced

4 Aa [ah] amigo, manzana

5 Bb [bey] Bolígrafo

6 Cc [se] *Soft C sounds like sent or cent; before the vowels e or i precio, principal *Hard C sounds like cat or the letter k; before all other letters Cinco, poco, como

7 Ch [che] Chico

8 Dd [dey] Dos

9 Ee [e] elefante

10 Ff [effe] Falda

11 Gg [hay] *Soft G sounds like h in hint or house; before vowels e or i gigante, gesto *Hard G sounds like go; before all other letters garage, goma Garage, goma, tengo

12 Hh [ah-che] NEVER PRONOUNCED!!! Hola, ahora *Pronounce the vowel after!

13 Ii [ee]

14 Jj [hota] Pronounced like an H…yes you do make the H sound with this letter… junio, julio

15 Kk [kah]

16 Ll [elay] Lola, Lima, limón

17 ll [ay-yay] **Pronounced like a Y, as in yes or year Tortilla Ella Ellos

18 Mm [em-eh]

19 Nn [en-eh]

20 ñ [en-yay] Ny sound, like in canyon or ni in onion España año

21 Oo [oh]

22 Pp [peh]

23 Qq [ku]

24 Rr [ere] Pero, para, rápido

25 rr [errrrrre] (roll tongue) Many are unable to roll their rs right away, so if you cant, dont worry

26 Ss [ese]

27 Tt [te]

28 Uu [oo]

29 Vv [ve] Pronounced like B, but slightly more soft vaso

30 Ww [doblay ve]

31 Xx [eh-kees] Exam, extraño, excelente *may be pronounced like an English H in some words– México, Texas

32 Yy [ee-gre-egg-ah] *Pronounced like: 1. the letter i at the end of a word (hoy) 2. like the y in yes (ya)

33 Zz [zeta] *Pronounced like the letter s *In Spain, pronounced like the letters th (lisp) Zapatos, zorro

34 ¡Que Bueno! You are now a master of the alfabeto…


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