2El Alfabeto EspaÑolKnowing the alphabet makes learning Spanish easier because it is a PHONETIC language.Words are spelled the way they are pronounced.Most letters will have only one sound!!
3¿La Diferencia? We have 26 letters in our alphabet. There are 30 letters in the Spanish alphabet.The extra letters are CH,LL,Ñ and RR.CH and LL are no longer being recognized as separate letters but rather sounds. (Your dictionary may be different than mine)!
4PronunciaciÓn:Spanish speakers write their letters the same way that we do.The only difference is the way they sound.I will show you the pronunciation of the letters.
36vocales: a e i o u “Short” sounds Can have accents!! Pronunciation Trick- mouth gets smaller as you say themEach vowel has only one sound“Short” soundsCan have accents!!
37Letras especiales: K&W: “foreign” letters B&V: May have the same pronunciationWhen spelling, use:-B:“b grande”; “b de burro”-V:“v chica”; “v de vaca”K&W: “foreign” lettersÑ&RR: extra letters in the Spanish alphabetCH: used to be in the alphabet
38Accent marks: Where do they go? over vowels How do you “say” it? Á (“a” con acento)What does it do? shows stress/emphasis on a syllableWhen do we need it?1) show pronunciation if the word “breaks” ruleIf a word ends in a vowel, n or s, the stress is on the second to last syllable= HOlaIf a word ends in a consonant (other than n or s), stress is on last syllable = paPEL2) to differentiate between 2 words with same pronunciation but different meanings*(tu/tú; el/él; solo/sólo)*3) to indicate question words*¿quién? ¿qué? ¿cuándo?...*