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1
Pronounce:

gato

Note that "a" is pronounced like the "A" in "father" [ɑ].

2
Pronounce:

pelo

Note that "e" is pronounced like the "AY" in "pay".

3
Pronounce:

amigo

Note that "i" is pronounced like the "EE" in "seen," but shorter [i].

4
Pronounce:

ojo

Note that "o" is pronounced like the "O" in "go" [ō].

5
Pronounce:

luna

Note that "u" is pronounced like the "OO" in "roof" [u].

6
Pronounce:

boca

Note that "b" is pronounced like the "B" in "balcony" [b].

7
Pronounce:

casa

Note that "c" is pronounced like the "C" in "call" [k].

8
Pronounce:

cencerro

Note that "ce" is pronounced like the "S" in "song" + the "E" in "pet" [se̞].

In some regions of Spain, "ce" is pronounced like the "THE" in "thermal" [Θe].

9
Pronounce:

cita

Note that "ci" is pronounced like the "S" in "song" + the "EE" in "seen," but shorter [si].

In some regions of Spain, "ci" is pronounced like the "THI" in "thing" [Θi].

10
Pronounce:

chaleco

Note that "ch" is pronounced like the "CH" in "cheer" [tʃ].

11
Pronounce:

dedo

Note that "d" is pronounced like the "D" in "duck" [d].

12
Pronounce:

forma

Note that "f" is pronounced like the "F" in "father" [f].

13
Pronounce:

gas

Note that "g" is pronounced like the "G" in "game" [g].

14
Pronounce:

general

Note that "ge" is pronounced like the "H" in "house," but with a harsher "H" (bringing the back of the tongue up to nearly close the opening in the throat) + the "E" in "pet" [xe].

15
Pronounce:

gis

Note that "gi" is pronounced like the "H" in "house," but with a harsher "H" (bringing the back of the tongue up to nearly close the opening in the throat) + the "EE" in "seen," but shorter [xi].

16
Pronounce:

guerra

Note that "gue" is pronounced like the "G" in "game" + the "E" in "pet" [ge̞].

17
Pronounce:

guitarra

Note that "gui" is pronounced like the "G" in "game" + the "EE" in "seen," but shorter [gi].

18
Pronounce:

cigüeña

Note that "güe" is pronounced like the "G" in "game" + the "we" in "weather"

19
Pronounce:

pingüino

Note that "güi" is pronounced like the "G" in "game" + the "w" in "we" + the "EE" in "seen".

20
Pronounce:

hueso

Note that the "h" is silent.

In Spanish, the "h" is sometimes pronounced in foreign words, most of which come from English. 

21
Pronounce:

jabón

Note that "j" is pronounced like the "H" in "house," but with a harsher "H" (bringing the back of the tongue up to nearly close the opening in the throat) [x].

22
Pronounce:

koala

Note that "k" is pronounced like the "C" in "call" [k].

23
Pronounce:

labios

Note that "l" is pronounced like the "L" in "lift" [l].

24
Pronounce:

llamar

Note that "ll" is pronounced like the "Y" in "yes," but slightly harsher.

25
Pronounce:

marzo

Note that "m" is pronounced like the "M" in "mother" [m].

26
Pronounce:

nada

Note that "n" is pronounced like the "N" in "no" [n].

27
Pronounce:

España

Note that "ñ" is pronounced like the "GN" in "consign," trying to pronounce both consonants in one sound; or like the "NY" in "canyon," with a very short "Y" sound.

28
Pronounce:

peso

Note that "p" is pronounced like the "P" in "pin" [p].

29
Pronounce:

quásar

Note that "q" is pronounced like the "C" in "call" [k].

In Spanish, the "q" is only found without "ue" or "ui" in foreign words.

30
Pronounce:

queso

Note that "que" is pronounced like the "C" in "call" + the "E" in "pet" [ke].