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El alfabeto Coffee is an important export for many Central and South American countries. For extra credit, learn more about the industry and/or investigate the movement for Fair Trade coffee from Latin America.
Las vocales A - ah E* - ey I * - ee O - O U - oo *These ones are often confusing to English speakers because Spanish E sounds like English A, and Spanish I sounds like English E. Devote some time to distinguishing these for yourself!
B - be B and V make an almost identical sound in Spanish, so to distinguish them, you might hear “B grande” or “B como burro” Bandera Burro Beto
C - ce C may make a hard or a soft sound. –When followed by a consonant or the vowels: a, o & u, C will make a hard “kuh” sound. –When followed by the vowels: e & i, C will make a soft “suh” sound Cebra Cuaderno Campo
Ch - che Che has been removed from alphabetized lists (like in dictionaries) but still is recognized as a letter by many people. It is kind of like Pluto… no longer a planet, but it’s still there. Mochila Chiapas Champiñones
D - de D makes a strong “duh” sound unless it is in between two vowels. If that is the case, it makes a “th” sound. Diccionario Terminado Pasado
F - efe There is no “ph” spelling combination in Spanish, we just use F instead. Teléfono Geografía Fotocopias
G - ge G may make a hard or a soft sound. –When followed by consonants or the vowels: a, o & u, G will make a hard “guh” sound. –When followed by the vowels: e & i, G will make a soft “huh” sound. Geografía Lago Imaginación
H - hache The H is silent! ¡La hache es muda! Hola Hombre Hermano
R - ere You will roll your R if the word begins with this letter. Otherwise, you make the sound by just a quick press of your tongue against the gums slightly above the back of your front teeth. Raúl Pero Para
RR - erre Also known as doble ere; however, it is not technically a letter. You roll the double R. Carro Perro Correr