Learning the wonderful language of Spanish can easily be started by understanding how Spanish letters are pronounced. Doing this will be easy and you will just breeze right by it, I promise! Here are some things to keep in mind.
Spanish letters are the same as English letters.
Each Spanish vowel only has one sound. (Unlike English, there are no short and long vowels.)
It is easy for English speakers to pronounce Spanish words.
As you are looking over these vowel pronunciations, keep in mind that this is how you are going to pronounce these vowels in every situation. Spanish vowels each only have ONE sound, and this never changes. So practice these and you'll be sounding like a native.
Notice that Spanish words sound just like they are spelled in practically every case. It might help to visualize the word. When you see accent marks above letters, it simply means that you should put the stress on that part of the word. Here is an example:
Your first vocabulary word list might surprise you, because you won't even have to study it. These words have literal translations that are spelled basically the same in both languages. They are just spoken in a different accent. These words are called cognates. Reading these will be a great way for you to practice your pronunciation in Spanish.
You will be delighted to find out that in order to make a word plural in Spanish, all you have to do is add an "s" at the end of the word (just like you would do in English.) However, if the word ends in a consonant, then you add "es". Here are some examples of converting Spanish words to plural form.Spanish Plural Examples:
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