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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.

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1 Existen 21 países en donde se habla Español

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4 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.

5 “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) Ca, Ce, Ci, Co, Cu

6 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 GerardoGigante (Giant) – Strong, when followed by UE or UI (U is silent) Guerrero (Warrior) Guitarra (Guitar)

7 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)

8 H H is silent ALWAYS… – Hola (Hello) – Huevo (Egg) – Hielo (Ice) …except when preceded by “C” – Chocolate – Chihuahua – Charro

9 LL A “double L” sounds as an “J” in english: – Llanta (Tire) – Llorar (To Cry) – Lluvia (Rain)

10 Ñ The only different letter of the spanish alphabet Some examples: Español Niño (Boy) – Mañana (Tomorrow)

11 Que, Qui Q sounds as “K”, is ALWAYS followed by UE or UI, and U is ALWAYS silent: Queso (Cheese) Quinto (Fifth) Quizas (perhaps)

12 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)

13 Y “Y” sounds: – Sometimes like “I” Hoy (Today) Buey (Ox) – Other times like english “J” Ayer (Yesterday) Hoyo (Hole)


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