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Appendix A: Introduction to Spanish Sounds The following guide to Spanish pronunciation is designed to enhance your speaking ability. You will hear a series.

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1 Appendix A: Introduction to Spanish Sounds The following guide to Spanish pronunciation is designed to enhance your speaking ability. You will hear a series of words related to a particular sound. Repeat each word after the speaker, imitating the pronunciation as closely as you can.

2 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 2 The Vowels 1.The Spanish a has a sound similar to the English a in the word father. Repeat: Anacasabanana maladamamata

3 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 3 The Vowels 2.The Spanish e is pronounced like the English e in the word eight. Repeat: esteRenéteme démeentrebebe

4 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 4 The Vowels 3.The Spanish i is pronounced like the English ee in the word see. Repeat: sídifícilMimí irdividerFifí

5 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 5 The Vowels 4.The Spanish o is similar to the English o in the word no, but without the glide. Repeat: solopococomo tococonmonólogo

6 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 6 The Vowels 5.The Spanish u is similar to the English ue sound in the word Sue. Repeat: Lulúunsu universomurciélago

7 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 7 The Consonants 1.The Spanish p is pronounced like the English p in the word spot. Repeat: panpapáPepe pilapocopude

8 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 8 The Consonants 2.The Spanish c in front of a, o, u, l, or r sounds similar to the English k. Repeat: casacomocuna climacrimencromo

9 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 9 The Consonants 3.The Spanish q is only used in the combinations que and qui in which the u is silent and also has a sound similar to the English k. Repeat: quequesoQuique quintoquemaquiso

10 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 10 The Consonants 4.The Spanish t is pronounced like the English t in the word stop. Repeat: tomamatatela tipoatúnTito

11 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 11 The Consonants 5.The Spanish d at the beginning of an utterance or after n or l sounds somewhat similar to the English d in the word David. Repeat: díadedoduelo andaAldo

12 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 12 The Consonants 6.The Spanish g also has two sounds. At the beginning of an utterance and in all other positions, except before e and i, the Spanish g sounds similar to the English g in the word sugar. Repeat: gomagatotengo lagoalgoaguja

13 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 13 The Consonants 7.The Spanish j, and g before e or i, sounds similar to the English h in the word home. Repeat: jamásjuegojota JuliogenteGenaro gime

14 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 14 The Consonants 8.The Spanish b and the v have no difference in sound. Both are pronounced alike. At the beginning of the utterance or after m or n, they sound similar to the English b in the word obey. Repeat: Betovagabote velatambiénun vaso

15 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 15 The Consonants Between vowels, they are pronounced with the lips barely closed. Repeat: sábadoyo voysabe Ávaloseso vale

16 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 16 The Consonants 9.In most Spanish-speaking countries, the y and the ll are similar to the English y in the word yet. Repeat: yollamayema llenoyalluvia llega

17 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 17 The Consonants 10.The Spanish r (ere) is pronounced like the English tt in the word gutter. Repeat: caraperoarena carieLaredoAruba

18 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 18 The Consonants 11.The Spanish s sound is represented in most of the Spanish-speaking world by the letters s, z, and c before e or i. The sound is very similar to the English sibilant s in the word sink. Repeat: salesitiosolo sedasuelozapato cervezaciudadcena

19 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 19 The Consonants In most of Spain, the z, and c before e or i, is pronounced like the English th in the word think. Repeat: zarzuelacielodocena

20 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 20 The Consonants 12.The letter h is silent in Spanish. Repeat: hiloHugoahora Hildaalmohadahermano

21 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 21 The Consonants 13.The Spanish ch is pronounced like the English ch in the word chief. Repeat: muchachochicocoche chuecochaparro

22 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 22 The Consonants 14.The Spanish f is identical in sound to the English f. Repeat: famosofeodifícil fuegofoto

23 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 23 The Consonants 15.The Spanish l is pronounced like the English l in the word lean. Repeat: dolorángelfácil sueldosalgochaval

24 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 24 The Consonants 16.The Spanish m is pronounced like the English m in the word mother. Repeat: mamámodamulta medicomima

25 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 25 The Consonants 17.In most cases, the Spanish n has a sound similar to the English n. Repeat: nadanortenunca entranene

26 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 26 The Consonants The sound of the Spanish n is often affected by the sounds that occur around it. When it appears before b, v or p, it is pronounced like the English m. Repeat: inviernotan buenoun vaso un bebéun perro

27 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 27 The Consonants 18.The Spanish ñ (eñe) has a sound similar to the English ny in the word canyon. Repeat: muñecaleñaaño señoritapiñaseñor

28 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 28 The Consonants 19.The Spanish x has two pronunciations, depending on its position. Between vowels, the sound is similar to the English ks. Repeat: examenboxeo exigenteextraño

29 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 29 The Consonants Before a consonant, the Spanish x sounds like the English s. Repeat: expresoexcusa exquisitoextraño

30 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 30 Linking 1.The final consonant of a word is pronounced together with the initial vowel of the following word. Repeat: Carlos andaun angel el otoñounos estudiantes In spoken Spanish, the various words in a phrase or sentence are not pronounced as isolated elements, but are combined. This is called linking.

31 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 31 Linking 2.The final vowel of a word is pronounced together with the initial vowel of the following word. Repeat: su esposola hermana ardua empresala invita

32 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 32 Linking 3.When the final vowel of a word and the initial vowel of the following word are identical, they are pronounced slightly longer than one vowel. Repeat: Ana alcanzame espera mi hijolo olvida

33 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Basic Spanish - Page 33 Linking The same rule applies when two identical vowels appear within a word. Repeat: cooperacióncrees leemoscoordinación


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