Chapter 1, ¡Hola!

Pronunciación

After the ebook has taken you through the alphabet, pronunciation of the exceptions is discussed.

1.7 Pronunciación

Most of the time Spanish is pronounced how it is written but the sounds of C and G change depending on the vowel that follows. Remember the legend:

1.7.1 Here is an explanation of these sounds, with some examples

a) When C precedes the vowels A, O, U, it sounds hard, like C in CAT or K in KITE:
casa, copa, cuchara

b) When C precedes the vowels E and I it sounds soft, like the TH in THIN (-), or the S in SIT [:]:
(-) cero, cine; [:] cero, cine

c) When G precedes the vowels A, O, U, it sounds hard, like G in GOLD:
gato, gol, gusto

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