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Flashcards in Lesson 1.2 Deck (10):
1

ch

always pronounced like ch in church

2

w

Not part of Spanish and only occurs in foreign words. Pronounce as it is spoken in the native language

3

b

Two sounds in spanish . At the beginning of a word, before m and before l, it is explosive like b in boy, ambition, blend. In all other words it the sound is made by breathing lightly through hardly open lips. Sounds a little like English v.

4

c before e and i

sounds like s or z

5

d

softer than in English. Between vowels it is close to th in though. Dedo is pronounced dey-tho.

6

g before e and i

like h in he

7

c before a, o, u or any consonant but h

Like English c in Can, Cold, cut, clan

8

h

always silent

9

j

like h, but more strongly aspirated, guttural like German ch in doch

10

ll

like y in beyond (in some countries, it is pronounced like z in azure or the j in jump, in Spain it is pronounced like ll in million)