Just as we saw last month with the letter M, I am happy to tell you that the pronunciation of the letter N is the same in Spanish as in English. If you actually listen to the way Spaniards speak, you will notice that practically all the consonant sounds are lighter or softer than in English which make them difficult for us to hear at times. […]
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The good news this month about the pronunciation of the letter M, is that it is exactly the same as in English and I should now say that there isn’t anything else to say about it, but if you read my articles regularly you will know that cannot possibly be true! […]
You may have noticed that we have skipped the letter K in our romp through the Spanish alphabet. This is because it is a very uncommon letter in the Spanish language. If you check in your dictionary you’ll see it only appears in obviously imported words like “karate” and “karaoke” and measurements such as “kilómetro” and “kilograma”. […]
The letter “J” joins the ranks of least favourite Spanish letters amongst English speakers, because it is one of the hardest ones to pronounce. We’ve already talked about the sound itself because it is the same as one of the pronunciations of the letter G, which is the throaty sound like the “ch” in the Scottish word “loch”. […]
Well for once I’ve got relatively little to say about the pronunciation of a Spanish letter, and this is because the letter H in Spanish is silent. This is why our greeting “hola” sounds just like “ola” and the well known verb to speak “hablar” likewise sounds like “ablar”. […]