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Maria from Why Not Spanish is excellent! Watch this video.
Maria from Why Not Spanish? is an excellent teacher. Watch this video for specific help with differences in pronunciation.
This 20 min. video by Super Holly is amazing!
Special Consonants – excellent and short 🙂 http://www.practicingspanish.com/backtobasics1a.html
PRACTIQUEN las vocales = PRACTICE the vowels http://www.spanishdict.com/topics/show/115
Spanish for Beginners – Andrew Barr from Real Fast Spanish is a good teacher.
Those animal sounds!!
Good pronunciation is MUY IMPORTANTE / VERY IMPORTANT! Below are 7 videos that will help you speak better.
- This gal is excellent and easy to understand. ¡Me gusta mucho! = I like it a lot! spanishisyouramigo.com (Part 1 – 4:39 min.)
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j11Qy4dL67g Learn to say the “R” sound. This gal is smart! Watch only first 2 min. It gets complicated and tedious after that.
3. LOOK WHAT I FOUND!! I am excited to share this commercial from when I was a kid. Listen to the owl say the word “THREE”. If you can mimic him, you will hear yourself pronounce the double R sound in Spanish. So cool! Who knew a cartoon could teach Spanish 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IA5Cv_5-g8 36 seconds
4. Excellent instruction video from Visual Link: Spanish Pronunciation Essentials (12 Keys Sounds for Native Spanish accent)
5. Clear sound. You can click on any letter and listen as often as you need. http://www.studyspanish.com/pronunciation/alphabet.htm
6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12RCpaWjWsU Excelente! Person speaking Spanish ABC (3:04 min.)
TWO printable charts for your convenience! ABC charts – Older and Newer 001
Practice the Spanish J sound with this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSzbu1kjnAI — little fyi: pepper is also called “pimienta”
Easiest of all!
The letter h may be the easiest of all the Spanish letters to pronounce: the h is always silent.
The letter combinations ch in “el churro” (fried donut) and the sh in “el flash”, as in photography light, are pronounced basically the same as in English.
Practice the Spanish G sounds here: http://www.spanishdict.com/flashcards/65112/ga-go-gu-gue-gui
Pay extra attention to common mistake of gui and gue
Ejemplos = examples: la guitarra = guitar, la guerra = the war
The Spanish “C” has two separate sounds, hard and soft. When appearing in the combinations “ca”, “co” and “cu”, the hard Spanish “c” closely resembles the English “k” sound. When appearing in the combinations “ce” and “ci”, the “c” is softer. Pronounce it like the “s”.
Ejemplos = examples: el caramelo = candy, el coco = coconut, el cuchillo = knife, la cena = dinner, el circulo = circle
CORRECT COMMON MISTAKES:
que: these three letters together “que” in Spanish make the sound /keh/. You do not say the u.
For example: ?Que bebes? What are you drinking? Que = /keh/ Do whatever you can to learn that sound que = /keh/. You will sound great!
double ll is a special sound in Spanish! The sound is /yeh/ as the “y” sounds in English word “yellow”.
For example: Me llamo Marisa. llamo = /yamo/ Do whatever you can to memorize that ll sound. You will sound like a pro!
qui: these three letters together “qui” in Spanish sound like English word “key”. You do not say the u.
Example: Yo quiero comer. I want to eat. quiero = kee- eh- ro (Writing the word out by the SOUNDS you HEAR is how Bella helps herself say words correctly. Read more about this mneumonic device, see page in menu tabs.)