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Spanish Pronunciation Made Easy

Ricardo López, Languages Teacher

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10 Lessons (1h 4m)
    • 1. Introduction to the course

    • 2. 1. Basics of Spanish pronunciation

    • 3. 2.1 Sounds of the letters 'j' and 'g'

    • 4. 2.2 Sounds of the letters 'j' and 'g'

    • 5. 3. Sounds of the letters 'z' and 'c'

    • 6. 4. The single 'r' and the double 'rr'. Rolling your 'r'

    • 7. 5. Other sounds and letters

    • 8. 6. Stressed syllables

    • 9. 7. Dialectical differences + project

    • 10. Extra practice


About This Class

¡Hola! In this course we will cover the basics of the pronunciation of the Spanish language, we will analyse examples and learn how to articulate difficult sounds. This course is mainly aimed at beginners, but more advance students could also benefit from it if your focus is to improve your pronunciation and sound more 'native'. You will also achieve some accent reduction by the end of it.

  • 1. Introduction to the course
  • 2. Basics of Spanish pronunciation. How to read Spanish, the 5 vowels and the structure of the syllables.
  • 3. The sound of the letters 'j' and 'g': Jalapeño, Jamaica. geología
  • 3. The sound of the letters 'j' and 'g' (continuation)
  • 4. The sound of the letteres "z" and "c": Barcelona, Cecilia, paciencia, decencia
  • 5. The difference between single "r" and double "rr": pero VS perro
  • 6. Other sounds and letters
  • 7. Stressed syllables and accents
  • 8. Some differences in pronunciation in some dialects + explanation of the project
  • 9. Extra practice

These are some sites wherre you can find texts in Spanish to practise your reading:

Of course, feel free to leave any comments and feedback!

Have fun and happy pronouncing!


1. Introduction to the course: Hello and welcome everybody Aula E B. And many of those photos in this cause we're going to learn the basics of the Spanish pronunciation lab. Better new fee, a fee on Dell Espanol. I'm from Spain, So I'm going to be teaching you the Spanish that is spoken in Spain mostly. But whenever something is different between Spain and Latin America, off course, I won't tell you specifically what it is. Off course. The Spanish language is spoken in many countries, in many continents. On there are many variations many ways in which things are set. Now I will teach you the basics off the Spanish pronunciation in a clear way on with practical example, so that you can see whatever I teach you in specific words. Now, another thing that I wanted to tell you is that when you learn a language, it's a very long process. Okay, Things take lots of time when you're learning a new language, so I don't expect to magically speak Spanish after watching this cause because besides that , it's a very, very long process On generally, I'm against these titles when you watch a video about learn Spanish without effort or learned this in just three hours. Speak Spanish in two days. OK, things take log off time on just by watching this, cause you're not went to magically speak like a native Spanish speaker. So what we will do is we're going to go through the alphabet on. I'm going to tell you what tricky sounds Spanish has on what sounds different from English . Now, if I don't say anything about a particular letter, you should expect it to be pronounced the same way as it is in English. So this is our contract. This is what I'm going to teach you. First of all, I'm going to speak about the basics of Spanish Association. I will tell you how we read Spanish. Also, I will explain to you how we say the five vowels on what the structure off the syllables is because it's a it's a little bit different from English. Then we will jump straight into some sound, so we will learn that the sounds of the letters J and G Also the sounds of the letters are zed or zee on D C. Later on, we will see something that tends to worry a lot. English speakers which is rolling the R's. Okay, how you can roll your R's, I will tell you to techniques, but that's a very difficult sound to produce. If you can't do it after this course, don't panic. It's normal. Then we will move on to other sounds. Andi letters which do not necessarily need whole class. But I put all of those small things that I wanted to tell you in one letter about specific sounds. After that, we will learn about stressed syllables in accents. So what part of the word you need to say with more intensity and Spanish on? There is a trick for you to know specifically wall part in every single word. Andi. In last place, I will tell you some differences between the Spanish from Spain and Spanish from Latin America. So this is our contract. This is what you're going to learn. I hope you enjoy the cause on at least you know the basics after all of these lessons. So good luck win us. Went there on and happy pronouncing are the US 2. 1. Basics of Spanish pronunciation: all of those being many laws. Welcome to the first class off this, cause now, in this class, we're going to see we're going to have a look at three main topics, which are these ones here. So, first of all, we're going Teoh, speak about how you greet Spanish in second place. We're going to speak. We're going to learn the vowels. I'm in third place. We will have a look at this Syllables. Okay? Because they work a little bit differently in English and in Spanish. So without further ado, let's go with the first topic. Okay, so the way we read in Spanish, you might know already because you already notes on Spanish. Or you might have heard of it in Spanish. It's much, much easier to read the words and sentences than in English. Now, why is this? I'm going to show you a quick example now, of these three words in English, they all contain the letter A. But the letter A is pronounced in three different ways. So we've got apple car on four now. If you never heard those words, you wouldn't know how to pronounce the letter A Because you have several options now inspired. Whenever you see one letter that one letter is going to correspond with one exclusive sound . So even if you've never heard that word, you would know how to pronounce it. It's very, very easy. So you're going to try now, pronounce the's wears now you might have never seen them, but you will realize that you can actually give it a go if you just try to pronounce every single letter in the word. Okay, so have a go try. Now you might have realized that those were to look too bad. It's similar to English words, but you could give it a go. You could try and say it with a Spanish accent in a Spanish way. So well done for that movie in Perfect. Now, the second topic is the virals. Okay, Vocalise in Spanish. This is also something that is easier in Spanish, done in English. Why is this in Spanish? We've got five vowels, whereas in English you've got 12 bottles, and in some dialects, you condone have even more than that. So I'm going to teach you how to pronounce every single sound for those five fouls. The first vowel is the A now in Spanish would say Okay, now you try good the way you can try on. Remember, this sound is you can trying to say the English word cup and it's almost the same is not 100% but it's quite similar. Okay, so cup. Now try and say the word Mama Perfecto, Mama. Good. Now we're going to learn the second foul, the e in Spanish, we say a now you can try. I remember it by saying the word met. We met yesterday and it's the same sound. Okay, met it. Now try and say the word baby, baby. Fantastical. Now the third vowel, the I in Spanish, we say e e now this is very similar to the sound e in the verb to be to be e e. Now, try and pronounce the word the view, the view, the veal More 1,000,000 within Andi. Now we're going to move on to the fourth sound the O in Spanish, we say or Oh, okay. Now this is similar to the way you say the first viable in the world boat. Okay, So, boat or oh, oh, Now try and say the word or so also my movie and you're getting better now. The last vowel is the you in Spanish, we say who? Oh, no, in English Tried to say the country. You know why Europe? Why it's the second year. You Why? Well, now try and say the name of the country in Spanish order. Why? Why fantastical? Okay, those 105 Vogel's around Any other vowels in the Spanish sister? Just those five. Now, of course, you can have combinations off vowels like Australia. Yeah, at the end, Yeah, Australia. But that's nothing new. Just need to put those two vowels together and go from there. E to the up our Australia. So it's nothing challenging, really. Now we're going to have a look at the syllables on how words are built with those syllables . Now, the main thing that I want you to remember is that in Spanish, every single syllable what has to be pronounced with the same intensity, more or less with the same amount of time. Now, of course, you will have a stressed syllable in every single word, but more or less, you would use the same amount of time. So I'm going to show you an example in comparison with English. How? Look at these work in English, you say honorable, Honorable. So you put a lot of emphasis in the first syllable on. Then the rest of the word is much weaker. And you say, even with much less intensity yet honorable, honorable now in Spanish because you have to give more or less the same intensity to every single syllable. You need to make sure that you pronounce every single letter on every single syllable. So you say or not or no, probably. Yeah. So we still have a stressed syllable trap or no, probably, but we still need to give some time to pronounce the rest of the syllables. So compare Honorable with or not? Yes, no, to stop. Okay, let's have a look at another example. English word questionable. Questionable? Yeah, there's a lot of emphasis in the first syllable. Questionable on. Now. Compare it with the Spanish version. Questi Anomaly West. You're not really Yeah. Did you notice that more or less, all the syllables had the same amount of time quest your novel E compared to questionable. Now this is why some English speakers when they explain how Spanish sounds to them. They say that it's like a train, some kind of Now those sounds are this levels on its because they all with the same intensity yet with the same time. So that might help you remember the structure of the words and the syllables in Spanish. Now, those weather basics off the Spanish pronunciation that I wanted to show you today. It was quite productive. If you think that we learned a lot the vowels off. That's basically half of the system that we got rid of off course we still have all the continents on. There might be things that you struggle with that, but just think that we little the vowels in one section. Okay? Motor's gonna years. Thank you very much for watching back to God, but God practice God, it needs a lot of practice and see in the next lesson of yours 3. 2.1 Sounds of the letters 'j' and 'g': all of those being many those aloud about their doors. Welcome everybody to the second part of this course. Now, in the last lesson, we learned how to pronounce their vowels. We learned how syllables work in Spanish on I also talked to you a little bit about how we read in Spanish Before we have a look at today's content, I want to revise the vowels to make sure that you master them. So I'm going to put some words in here on the screen, on you need to pronounce them. Now what is special about these words is that they all contain the five of bubbles, each off the right. So have a go try, pronounce them on. Then you will do it with me. Go. Okay, so the first word would be a 14 year. Remember that You need to pronounce every single letter individually. Okay, so a 40 second word our radio, our legal I don't then Deco our identical our boy Lito Abu Alito. Abu Dario. I dare you s the molar. Yes, the more lador Yeah, I remember that. We say all the syllables with the same amount of time s theme or lover a quasi a quasi on medical osa medical osa on the last one and the Casio and Kathy on Good job with those valuables. Now we're going to analyze, and I'm going to teach you how to pronounce the sound off the letters J on G. So, first of all, the letter J Now, these letter, no matter where it is, no matter what letter follows, it is always going to have the same sound. Now it's something similar to an H sound, but a little bit stronger. Okay, so you in English, you would say Hurry, hurry. Is that hurt sound? Just try to make it a little bit, um, stronger. Yeah, it's a bit rough, so huh Okay, So I'm going to show you some words here. I'm going to say them and then you repeat after me. So we've got Hoard. Yeah, Seed Alfa. Sorry. Someone don't worry about the other sounds. You strike to work on that sound. Now there's something that I need to say here. The pronunciation of this first sound is a little bit different in Spain, where I'm from and in Latin America. In Spain, that first sound is a little bit stronger than in Latin America. So I say cornea feed off our someone on somebody from Latin America would say Hola. Hey, Rafa Hara Haman. Yes, sir. It's a little bit softer, but either way, you will be fine with any of those two pronunciations. Okay? No v g. The G has two different sounds on the sounds that you need to pronounce. It depends on what letter comes after. So if after the g you've got on e or on I you going to do this? Same sound. Okay, So for example, you have the word que or Lohia they are here. This is a nice word. Because if you remember it, then you will run by the two combinations in which you need to do that sound So that g with an e under G with an I se or Nokia. Okay, now what happens if we have another letter following the G, then the way you say it is a good sound. Good. Like an English get or goat. Okay, so I'm going to put some words here on you going to try on pronounced them again. So these are all the words with the G. Remember if you haven't e or a my after it, If it's any off the letter, it's going to be good. Okay, give it to go. Try it. Enough. Fantastical. So I'm going to say them now and you can repeat after me. So we have Gordon though. Same medal. Get on my tikka. Seem nasa on de gobierno really, really nice. Well done. Now we've mastered the sounds off the letters J Andi g. So remember they both have this first sound on then the G. You need to be careful because you will only say it that way if it's followed by an I or any otherwise, it's a good sound on. Remember the word sale, Sophia, That will help you to memorize, to remember what combinations will produce that Sant movie and perfecter Motors graph. Thank you very much for watching the second lesson. See you in the third lesson movie and graph ears of yours 4. 2.2 Sounds of the letters 'j' and 'g': all our India manuals have those. Hello and welcome everybody to this lesson off the course. Now, this is going to be a continuation off. What we learned in the previous section about the sounds of the letters G on J. So very quick revision. Remember, the J is always going to have that first sound, that strong age sound. And then the G will have that same sound only if it's followed by E or on. And I told you to remember the word shale hacia right. Then if in a way, the other cases that G will have a good sound like, for example, in the country what they Yeah, Jean, with you, it's not money or a nice So what? Okay, Now I'm going to give you some, but you're going to try on pronounced them this time. Think about the vowels. Yeah. Those five words in Spanish? Yeah, Or and also take into account that you need to pronounce every single word with the same time. So here you go. Play strike un pronounced those works now. Okay, So these words are gateau heart of mean. She'd alfa a lovely FICO. Okay. The structure of the syllables. Fair, ugly fecal hair, Overly fecal. The muffin Macia Men. Safi, we went up Kathy on benefactor. Now this is the new content. We've said that if you put a G with any urge you with an eye, it produces that sound. But what if I actually want to say this out? Gay G? How do I spell that? Can purchase of G with any orgy with an R? Because we will get a different sound. Now, have a look at these word. This word is pronounced Get data guitar in Spanish. What we do is that we add a year after the G on. Then we agreed G or gay. So have a look at these words Now this is how we say them get who get it. Arugula. Andi, Get that? So what you does is that it produces that good good sound. So he prevents it from being Yeah, and it changes into good. So get home. Get there. A gila guitarra are now one last thing for more advanced students. How can you spell the sound off? Guay We because off course, if you write a g u e, it's going to be gay or if you write g u I is going to be G But what if I want to say where or Gui? Ok, in that case, what we do is that we put it on loud on the U blood meaning to dogs on the you. So here are some examples This is how you pronounce those words being we know, See when you better ones up beat Are we stop? So let's have a look at the word being winner Ok, if we did not put those two dots on the you, you would read it being dino Okay, But it's not being, you know, it's being we not we want to pronounce that you So we need to make sure that we put two dots on you by late movie and water's gonna thank you very much for watching and see you in the next lesson. 5. 3. Sounds of the letters 'z' and 'c': Soledad O C. D. And many of those. Then we will welcome everyone to this new lesson off the course. Now, in this section, we're going to learn about the sounds off the letters that or z on d c before we start up, like to clarify that I'm from Spain and I'm going to teach you the European standard Spanish. Now, if you are more interested in the Latin American variety of the language, you need to take into account that whenever I say for sound in this lesson, okay, that is going to be a sound in Latin America. Okay, so, sir, sound will always be a sound in Latin American Spanish. And of course, both varieties off the language are correct. So we're going to start with the latter Zed or Zee. This letter is quite easy, I think, for English speakers, because it's always going to have the for sound. OK, it's the same sound that you used to say. The word thumb gala t age in the word thumb. So how would you say these words that you have right here? You would say sap, Batteaux Sorrow, fat Awassa. I feel it is got some on just for you to know if you want to have a Latin American pronunciation in Latin America, it would be Sabato sorrow Saragosa after the rays. Okay, just for you to know not what happens with the letter C. Now, this letter house, two different pronunciations, the same thing that happened with the g r. Right? So with the see, if it's followed by E or on I, it's going to have this same for sound. Now, the same way that I told you to remember the word failed Sophia for the G. I'm going Teoh tell you the word Faith, Delia. Okay, The name for a girl. Faith Delia. Because if you remember the two combinations, see, with an e and C with an I, you will know that those to have this said sound right now what happens if you don't have an E or a night? If you have any other letter in that case, you're going to produce a good sound. Okay. Like like a k good sound. So now we're going to practice that for sound off the see? How would you say these words? Please try now. Perfect. With Yes. So this would be cerrado Cielo? I think so. Cerveza. Andi, feel that. Okay, Pay attention to the very basic Spanish word fair Betha. That one has a C followed by a meat. So it's a for and as Ed, which is always third as well. I also remember if, for example, the word set of ESA in Latin America, you would say said of Essa. OK, so whenever there is a fair, you would get it. Sit now practice with these other words They all have the letter C. But it can be a first sound or a good sound. Try now. By then we get so we would say God, I see that biscotti so beefy Glenda Loofahs, my set that Goba and now the same thing as with the letter G. What if I want to spell this sounds gay on the because If I just write the combination, see with an e. C with an eye, it's going to read, Say, see, not gay G. How do I spell those G sounds? The answer is, we've gone to spell it with a Q on you. For example, we've got a very important question in Spanish gay, which means what on this How we read it. Okay, We don't say where we say, get all the words that have the spelling Gesso, gin attack. A guitar leaking. Oh, right. So if you have a Q you and then an e or an eye, you're not going to say the OK, so it is incorrect to say where or wear. So you say gay or Gessel movie in fantastical. Thanks for watching and see you in the next lesson of yours. 6. 4. The single 'r' and the double 'rr'. Rolling your 'r': Hello, everyone. Welcome to this new lesson. Ola e v and many of the shuttle loves been well, if you remember in the last lesson we learned about the sounds of the letters Zed or zee on D. C. Remember, you could have either offer sound assim thumb or you could have a normal s sound. Now, in this lesson, I'm going to teach you the sounds of the letter R. Before we do this, I have to warn you that this is a very difficult sound to produce. If you are only on English speaker now I know people that have lived in Spain for 20 or 30 years. They can still no roll their R's. So if after what in this video you cannot do it, don't panic. It's absolutely normal. This is a sound that does not just appear in Spanish. It's also present in another languages, like Italian or Portuguese. So if you happen to know any of those languages, by all means, use that are now The letter R in Spanish has two different sounds. If it's by itself, just one single. Are you going to have what's called on a villa? Tap on? I'm going to show you that you can already produced that sound. Now the other sound that the letter R has, it's called the Villa Trill. That's when to your ours appear together on. That's a difficult sound when you need to roll the are The good news is that you could orderly do the villa tap. That is the sounds that the single are has in a word. Now, if you are from the United States or from Canada, it's contribute very, very easy. Why am I saying this? Because that sound is present in the North American dialect, off English now in English. In these dialects, that sound is represented by a D. In certain words, let's have a look at the word better in English Now. If you are from the US or from Canada, you're not going to say better with the strong T sound. You're going to softer that sound, and you're going to say something similar to bear bear a better now that sounds off. That de in that particular word is exactly the same as the Spanish sound. When you have one are now, even if you in your mind, you think that you are pronouncing a day for a Spanish speaker, you will be saying on our now let's try on, say, this word in Spanish, the capsule off Venezuela. What? You could do it in your mind to try and say that sound is instead off are thinking that you need to say are in the place where it is trying something that you need to say that d sound for a soft D sound as if you were speaking quick in your dialect in American English. So instead, off saying Caracas, you could say Gotta bear better or let's have a look at this word, which means expensive. Now again, instead of thinking that you need to say on our sound. Caro Caro, you need to think that you need to say a d sound like this. Okay, so you would say Carlo Carraro Kado Right now, the position where your tongue has to be in your mouth to produce this sound is a little bit different than in the English are. Now you need to make sure that you put your tongue in your RV a lot rich. Where is that? If you feel the roof off your mouth with your tongue. It's when the roof of your mouth starts going up a little bit. So if you notice the difference in English, it's a much more back in the mouth. On in Spanish. It's much more forward. But that's easy to identify. If Asai said, you think about the sound that you making better or barter All right, so now let's try and pronounce these words. Go on, try now. Okay, so these west are pronounced God. Oh, God! Up Bita Barcelona. Onda Who? Why? Perfect fantastical. Now let's have a look at this. Sound off the art when you have two of them together. And I said this is difficult rolling our sound in Spanish. Now there are a lot of techniques are in order for you to start producing something similar to this sound war, I think could be most helpful for you is the following. Now let's take a word that has a double our like for example, this one Now this is pronounced battle row Bader off. Okay, it's that strong are sound You need to roll the are the now Don't panic. Don't worry. It takes time. My advice with you in order to produce. This sound is you're going to break the word into two single are sounds that we learned just before. So you're going to say, first of all, but about it, okay. About it like that did sound in batter, batter, batter that you're going to make a tiny paws on. You're going to say the second part off the word again with the same sound that we learned just before. So batter zero badder row and try to make that pause very short. So batter at all. Bar row, bottom row, battered row. Now, the idea is that when you do this a 1,000,000 times, when you have a lot of interaction with native speakers, hopefully your head on your mind will do the work for you. And you will be able to produce that sound naturally. Barrow Barrow. Ok, now I'm going to put some words here. I'm going to save them and you can try on repeat them after me. But remember, most probably you will still not be able to say the exact sound. Now for these words, you would say by rope God row, they're row buying. I last sod Andi Sierra. Good. Well done for trying. Now there is a completely different technique, which I think it's a little bit more complex than what I've taught you. But if you want to know, or if you want to know a second technique, what you can do is in your mouth. There has to be a flow off their in order for you to roll your R's. Now. What you could do is you're going to pronounce a continues f sound. Okay, so by doing that, you're going to make sure that you have that stream off air coming out of your mouth. What you going to do later is, as you're saying, that f sound, you're going to move the tip off your tongue to the roof off your mouth in that villa, rich in the exact same place that we said before. What you got to notice is that when your tongue hits that rich, it's going Teoh do that, too. Sound so now from that, you can practice mawr and more here, native speakers saying on you can try and improve the way you roll your R's. In my opinion, the first method is a bit easier, but in the 2nd 1 helps you that you can also practice using the second method on. As I said, this is a very difficult sound in Spanish. Are many people take years to learn it? Don't worry. If you cannot master it after watching this video, that's going to be like 95 chance. But you just need to practice. You have speak a lot with native speakers, so do not panic. Do not get frustrated if you cannot say straight away and to finish with why is it so important to tell the difference between the single are sound on the strong rolling our sound when you have to off them together Now, depending on what sound you make that can tell the difference between two completely different words in Spanish. So I'm going to show you two examples. The 1st 1 with a soft sound is Beto Bairro Okay, you can try and imagine that you have a D instead of on our there and remember, pero better now better means but like I want to do that. But I did another thing, Beno. However, if you have to ours in that exact same place, of course you're not going to sign Bellow, you're going to say Berro better. Oh, I can't remember that. You can break the sound into two parts. Better, though. Bella. Pero pero pero better now that has a completely different meaning. It means dog. That's why it's so important to tell the difference between the two. You are sounds now saying that this is a very difficult son to pronounce, you need to practice a lot. You need to speak a lot with native speakers and hear them. All right, So thank you very much for watching this video, trying really hard to roll. Those are and see in the next lesson of yours. 7. 5. Other sounds and letters: all are in the Manila Sadullah Odra wave Hello or welcome back, everybody. Now, in this section off the cause, we're going to learn about all the sounds and other letters that would happen covered in the previous lessons. We're going to start with the letter age active in Spanish. Now, this is different from English because his Spanish whenever you see an h, you're going to completely ignore. Okay? We call it the Ghost Letter. Do not ever pronounce the letter age. So, for example, if I've got this word in English, it would say hospital, but in Spanish, because we're going to completely ignore that letter were going to say, or speed or speed down. Now I'm going to give you somewhere that's pronounced them. But take into account that you're going to completely ignore the age. Okay, Great. So we sigh Or then what, then? A mono a man? No, I see. End, Uh, I see. And, uh, water, water, Water on the last one out or not, our so super easy. Just remember, you don't need to say anything whenever you see an h o k the next letters. It's these two letters. Well, one letter on one combination off letters. Now these two are pronounced in the most dialect off Spanish. Like the why when you say you in English. So if I've got this word, it means your in English. You're going to say yet there. Yeah, there. Yeah. Okay. Like the y in you? Yeah, it's the same sound. Now, this might change in some dialects off Spanish, but the standard on most dialects will pronounce it as a year sound. OK, now you're going to practice. We're going to pronounce together later. These words Okay, so we would say you have it. You have it Bite out. Why buy it out? Why made Gamow May Gamow Andi, you got that? You got that? Now the next thing that we're going to learn is the difference between the B on the V in Spanish. There's no difference at all between those two letters on. You're always going to say a B sound. So, for example, if I have this word here, which means to live, I'm going to say baby, baby. Okay. There's not really a V sound in Spanish. Now if you see a V and you say revere instead off baby it's no incorrect, but 98% of Spanish speakers are going to say baby instead off VVe. But remember that it's not a mistake if you say revealed. So now you're going to try and pronounce these words on. Remember, do you need to sign them with the B Saudi? Doesn't matter if it's a B or a V, you're always going to produce a B sound movie in Perfect. So we sigh Barco book an Boca SE V Yeah, bogota on the last one b no. Which means why so not in los Place. We're going to learn about this letter now. This does not exist in English. On it actually gives the Spanish alphabet one more letter than the English alphabet. If you were reciting the alphabet, this letter would come after the end. We say any and yet that's the name off the letter. Now you might have realized already that the way we pronounce these letter is yet it's like an end with a Y in English. You could think about when you're going to produce that sound on end on a white together Yet yet, and it's a very it's Spanish sound on a very characteristic sound off the Spanish language . So, for example, I'm going to give you this word. Okay? So remember, you need to try and think about AnAnd. Ana. Why so in Spanish, we say being yeah, being yadda being Yetta, you can also think about the word onion in English Onion. It's that exact sound. Okay, so how would you pronounce these words? Have a go. And then we'll see them together. I came wavy and fantastical. So we say the name of the country. Espana, Espana, Banyu by you. I knew I knew Nino. Nino, Andi in last place. One. Yeah. Kenya nail. Good. So now we're done with the entire alphabet and all the sounds, Or at least the sounds that are different in Spanish and in English. If I haven't said anything about a particular letter, you should assume that you say it the same way as in English. For example, the letter m the end or the letter l, for example. So thank you very much for watching. You need to practice a lot now and see you in the next lesson of yours. 8. 6. Stressed syllables: Allah be many lives at all those hello and welcome everybody to any section off these cause about pronunciation. Now, in this video, you're going to learn about stressed syllables. A stressed syllable is a part of the word that you pronounce with more intensity than the others. For example, let's have a look at this. What in English, you say Barcelona, Barcelona. So the part of the word that you say with more intensity is the L with the old bus lona in Spanish in Spanish. The stressed syllable in this world is the same Barcelona barfi, Lorna. Now it can also be that if a word is similar in English and in Spanish, the stressed syllable might not be the same. For example, the name off this country in English, we say Portugal, Portugal. So they're part of the word that you say with more intensity is the 1st 1 Poor chuckle, however, in Spanish is completely different. We say poor, too poor toe. So it's at the very end. You just need to know in either language where the stressed syllable is off course. Most of the words are not going to be the same, and you will need to learn them separately. Now to start with, I'm going to give you some statistics as to where the stressed syllables are in Spanish. Okay, in the word now, 80% off a worked in the Spanish language are going to have the stressed syllable in this second last syllable. That's a very big percentage. Now, this is followed by a 16% which are going to have the stressed syllable at the very end. Okay, in the last part of the world, Andi, in third place, less than 4% are going to have the stressed syllable before the second last syllable. Okay, that can be third or fourth last syllable. Now, this means that if you've got no idea about how to say a word you completely lost, try and put the stressed syllable in the second last syllable on. There's a high chance that you will be correct. Now I'm going to give you some tricks for you to know exactly where the stressed part is. Now even the word end in a vowel. What you're going to do is put the stress in the second last syllable. For example, in this world, it entered in a. So you're going to say, Go on, then. Yeah. Go on, then. Fear. Okay, Second lost. Let's have a look at another word. Got some Gaza Gaza, Okay, it incident a again. Are so second lost. Gasol. Now you're going to try on your going to pronounce these words now by movie and fantastical . So we would say Inglaterra floor either, man. Moria Insecto. I can't remember the all end enough are also second last syllable. Now, what happens if the word ends in a continent now, either would enter continent. You're going to put the stress in the last part off the word at the very end. For example, this word we're going to say my your My York. Okay. Not my your my your because it ends in a r, which is a continent. My, your or this Worked, for example. Got buff Garbus. Yeah, we don't say God. Path got Buff it. That's in a continent. Now you're going to try, um pronounced these words. Okay, so the way we would say it is wants to die. Construct door. My bleep, my bleep fat Done far done on in last place. Control Control. So remember all of them and in a continent, So the stress is going to be in the last part. However, if you read a word on in that word, there is a little mark on any off the vowels. What you're going to do is you're going to forget everything that we've said so far and you're going to put the stress in that part where the mark is. So you've got a list of words here. Let's start with the 1st 1 Come pay on Graham Bay on you Just put the stress where the mark is. Okay. You don't need to worry about anything. If you see that, Mark, it's actually easier. Just go for it. Put the stress in that particular part of the world. So come bay on, then. We have been through battle. Okay, Now you're going to try, um, pronounce these words with the end. Perfect. So we would say America, America, I don't know bit. Don't know, Bought, done Both done, and finally cocktail cocktail. So to finish this video, we've learned about stressed syllables in Spanish the same way as in English. There's always going to be one part off the word that you say with more intensity on the basic rules are If the word ends in a vowel, you're going to put the stress in the second last. If it ends in a continent, you're going to put the stress in the last part. However, if you see a mark on any off the world's hugest going to follow where I put the stress where that mark is, I hope you know now where to put the stressed syllable. Which part to say with more intensity in Spanish. Now it's your turn. Go to any Spanish website, any newspaper Try um, pronounced single words. Okay, Andi, remember, don't forget everything that we've learned so far. The vowels structure off the sea, levels that see on the Z, the G on the jay, the r and now the stressed syllables. Now see you in the next lesson on the shadows. 9. 7. Dialectical differences + project: all. I hear many this after those. Hello. Welcome, everybody to the last fashion off these cause. Now, in this part of the course, I'm going to tell you some fact about some dialect off Spanish on how they're different in pronunciation. Now, of course, Spanish is a huge language. It's spoken in many continents, so you're going to find many dialectical variations. Even within one country, you're going to find many different dialects in many ways to pronounce words. The same happens in English. There are many dialects within the UK, many dialects within the United States, so the same happens in Spanish. Inside Spain there are many dialects, the same in Mexico, Colombia, and what you should take into account is that there's no dialect that is better than the other. All dialect are correct on. People just pronounce things in a different way. The first thing that I'm going to teach you, even though we've said it already, is the difference off the for on this earth sound. Now, when we were learning the sounds off the letters C, Andi Z or Zed, I taught you that whenever you have a seat with an E or a C with an eye. You going to say 1/3 sound in Spain? And I told you to remember the word 50 Leah, Because if you remember those two combinations, then you would know I want to say the third sand yet that third sound as in thumb. Now, I told you that in Latin America that third sound doesn't exist and it is always 100% of cases replaced by a sip sound okay, like an s so fair Ophelia would become Cecilia. This is a very distinctive feature off Spanish from Spain. Because if you hear one single third sound, you will know automatically that that person is from Spain. Whereas if you hear a certain sound instead, you will know that that person is from Latin America. Off course, you won't know what country specifically, but at least you will know that here she is from the American continent. So if we have the word Barthel on I side but there long because I'm from Spain. But anyone from any country in Latin America would say but sell honor on also take into account that some regions in the south of Spain on also in the Cannery Islands which are in Spain. They might also produce a sound instead of foot sound. The second thing that I wanted to tell you about dialects on pronunciation is a feature about the Spanish in Argentina. Uruguay Now, I told you in the previous letter that these two letters have a similar sound to the year. Why sound in the word you in English? So you you However, in Argentina, on in Uruguay, these two letters are pronounced like an s age in English. So you say? Sure, sure, sure. Instead, off year. Yeah, Most countries. If you want to say your name, you're going to say your May ammo on your name. But if it's someone from Argentina or Uruguay, remember, it will be an s h sound. You will hear something like Show me Chama, Chama, Chama. Show me Shamo. So instead, off your maybe ammo. Show me Chama. Sure, May Shamma, under third thing that I wanted to tell you about dialect is that many times on mannitol exit. The letter s at the end of a word or at the end of the syllable tends to disappear. Now, in what cases? On which dialect? It's something that varies a lot. But just expect some or many assets to be dropped in many dialects. So, for example, if I've got the sentence, last goes us CNN difficult, Dallas. Any of those assets could be dropped in many dialects. So, for example, in the 1st 2 words, you could expect to hear something like life goes us instead of last close us? Yeah, laugh goes us instead off laughs. Course us. Okay, so that's everything I wanted to tell you about pronunciation in general, this was the last lesson off the course. Now, remember, I also want you to complete the project. What I want you to do is the following. I'm going to give you a list off words in Spanish for you to pronounce on. What you going to do is you're going to underline the part of the world is tricky or difficult. So you're going to put a line on. Then you're going to write why that bit of the sentence is difficult to pronounce. So, for example, it might be difficult because is the for sound Or it might be difficult, because is the double R that the one that you need to roll or for example, it could be that is the third sound again. So just underlying that bit of the word on, tell me there while it's difficult to pronounce, then I want you to take a picture of it and you're going to upload that. So that was the and I hope you enjoyed the course. I hope that at least now you know the basics off the Spanish pronunciation. I will keep uploading more courses about Spanish pronunciation and Spanish language in general, so stay tuned for other future causes. Thank you very much. Mortars graph. 10. Extra practice: Hello, everybody all at the lows. Now, I wanted to do a lesson about practice for everything that we've learned in this course about all the sounds and allow the letters. So I've taken a text from a Spanish book on We're going to go through a part of it and we're going to analyze the difficult bits that you might find in here now, off course, because these courses about pronunciation, we're not going to focus on the meaning off the words. But when just going to pay attention to the sounds on the letter of the difficult bits to pronounce right. So without further ado, let's start with the title. It says last few that scene limit This these text is all about a new concept of a city ecology and so one. So the first thing that comes to my mind here in terms of pronunciation is feel that remember the sea with an eye you're going to say third sound city. So laugh you that scene limit this now here because you have a mark on the I remember you going to put the stress in this particular syllable. So lean meat this laugh. You God seemed limitless. Okay, so the first paragraph says Orna Door Ray out the Sufi fiend. Now here you have the double our sound, so you need to make sure that you roll that our daughter Rory Una Doralee Tower Not story outdoor Sufi fiend again The first sound in here that is the end. Those Metro's This is 300. Dress the Endo's Metro's. They'll do that. Get your net. Su propio echo ceased Emma. Now go Theo's Gomera. Theo's again, Lots of sounds Camaro. Theo's dressy, then fierce areas Break area divas off course. You have a mark here on the A, so you're going to stress this part. Ideas directly at TVA's A Incluso Grand is part of a case. Asi es el Proyecto Remember the Y as in you Proyecto Photo Arista The San Yellow put Architect Toasty notes Go on, but thief eba Fionn Espanola para elfin drew the long dress again. The for sound. We have Espanola here Spanish. Remember? This is like an end with a Y on Central again. Okay, let's do a little bit more. L endless city in height. Of course, that's not difficult. Feel that l Avala seen limit is off the that El Arata Interminably s Ondraskova Fear loss. Theo Van. Now, because you have a G here with an eye, it's going to be the stronger page sound. So we're throat gun there. Andi also pay attention to the fact that wave got two G's in here, but they've got different sounds. Yet the 1st 1 is a hurt sound. The 2nd 1 is good. Gun the scene Yellow barrel A capital del Rey No, you never know. Got bus. They are very far Are meal is the personas bear me siendo less Really sorry. More chess. This was actively that this court TV on us e. Koop Iriondo shoes Neff SC This scene dinner They'll now there's one thing in this bit that I would like to tell you. So the letter R when it starts a word, it's going to be the same as if you had to are the strong are even if you only have one. So there are when it's at the very beginning, it's going to be as if you had to. So in this case, we say Reynaud on. There was also another word that started with an R. So here I really thought to realize rarely thought Ok, all right. So next paragraph, it's the end The fee feel the former us Asi met because Ethan Llevado Kamala Tory the shot The longer this que es la construct fionn mass alta this I feel that ConStor they began rumpus in the Raila fathers. Okay, connect on different this sec feel nous day lies through Tora ikan do thin ASU's o Caban This BBC done this at the abyss they will not Syria. They phone us this denial us Alas, compress el trabajo strong age sound lot of Galfione last salud. It ends in our continent. So you put the stress at the end. Latte, techno Locadia Last finance us last leg. Yes, This a wife So year sound Last lay. Yes. Last Comunicaciones L d Sangyo near e l in the enemy. And okay, now see that Bertie Eagle, remember, with the V, you're going to say a B sound even though remember, If you say as a V, it's not a mistake. So few that better tickle be lattice. There are federal say one La compania Campania. Okay, Laura, The Seine Jalloh. It s the end. The fifth year Oh, Kupwara Orna Super fief yet could be a total there. OK, we know this Theo Antos isn't I think a meal or healthy? Interesting went I think. Metro's Cuadrado's e But Oakwood So here now. Rebel fear last Neff Sea valleys they lose drift free. Fair E calif ac fion Artificially, Alice. Now in this world, for example, we've got to seize They have a different sound each of them. So the 1st 1 is good Car left back on then. The 2nd 1 is a for Kylie FAC film source Different this new Bayliss No solo para poor Fiona Ron Kunas vistas embarrass you in on this. They lost Al Rainey stories. See? No Gary Mus con Theron gone bluff as Publicas e s path EOS communists Okay, so this was just an example off How you can read a riel text. I wanted to show you some of these difficult sounds in action. Let's say on us, I have told you in the lessons you need to practice un pronounce a lot. I'm going to leave in the description off the cause, A list off websites or on sites that you can go to if you want to practice where you will find plenty off texts in Spanish. So I hope you like to this demonstration off the sounds in Spanish. As I said, practice a lot. See you, Andi. Goodbye. Adios.