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Improve your Spanish pronunciation using these lessons and other resources.

Pronouncing the U
How to pronounce the 'u' of Spanish. Brief lesson include an opportunity to hear the letter pronounced by native speakers.

Pronouncing the W
How to pronounce the 'w' in Spanish.

Pronouncing the T
The 't' of Spanish is pronounced much like the English 't,' but the sound isn't exactly the same.

How To Pronounce the S
Learn the two main ways the 's' of Spanish is pronounced.

Pronouncing the P
How to pronounce the 'p' in Spanish. Audio file included.

Pronouncing the O
Learn the subtle difference between the pronunciation of the 'o' in Spanish and the 'o' in English.

Pronouncing the Ñ
How the pronounce the Spanish letter Ñ. Brief lesson also includes an audio file so you can hear it pronounced by native speakers.

Pronouncing the LL
How to pronounce the LL of Spanish. A brief audio lesson is included.

Pronouncing the N
The N of Spanish has three distinct sounds. We use roughly the same sounds in English for the N at times, although we may not realize it.

Pronouncing the M
How to pronounce the 'm' of Spanish. Brief lesson is accompanied by an optional 45-second audio file.

Pronouncing the Spanish L
How to pronounce the Spanish 'L,' with audio examples provided by native speakers.

Advice on Improving Your Pronunciation of Spanish
People who have learned Spanish or are learning the language offer their advice for improving their pronunciation.

Pronouncing the Difficult Consonants of Spanish
How to pronounce the consonants of Spanish that are quite different from their English counterparts. Lesson includes links to more detailed lessons and audio files.

Pronouncing the Easy Consonants of Spanish
Learn which Spanish consonants are pronounced almost exactly like their English counterparts.

Pronouncing Spanish Vowels
How to pronounce the vowels of Spanish.

Spanish Pronunciation
On overview of pronunciation in Spanish along with links to lessons.

Pronouncing the K and Q
How to pronounce the Spanish K and Q. Brief lesson includes a short audio file so you can hear the pronunciation from native speakers.

Pronouncing the Spanish 'I'
How to pronounce the Spanish vowel 'i,' along with a sound file of words spoken by native speakers.

Pronouncing the Spanish G and J
A brief lesson in pronouncing the 'g' and 'j' of Spanish. Read a description of the sounds and hear them spoken by native speakers.

Pronouncing the Spanish F
A lesson in pronouncing the Spanish 'f.' A brief audio file using native speakers is included.

Pronouncing the Spanish E
A brief lesson on how to pronounce the Spanish 'e' along with examples and brief audio lesson with sample words spoken by native speakers.

Pronouncing the 'D'
Lesson in pronouncing the D of Spanish and including a brief accompanying audio lesson.

Pronouncing the Spanish CH
spanish pronunciation ch muchas gracias charlar china chino

Pronouncing the 'C' and 'Z'
How to pronounce the Spanish letters 'c' and 'z.' This brief lesson includes an explanation as well as an audio version that can be easily downloaded.

Pronouncing the Spanish 'B' and 'V'
A thorough explanation of how to pronounce the letters B and V in Spanish, along with an audio version of the lesson.

Pronouncing the 'A'
Learn how to pronounce the Spanish letter 'a,' and listen to some sample words.

Advice on Pronouncing the Spanish RR
Advice from Spanish students and others who have learned how to pronounce the Spanish R.

Pronouncing the RR
The Spanish RR with its trilled sound can be a challenge for many Spanish students. Here's a simple, easy-to-follow explanation of how it's done.

Advice on Pronouncing the Spanish R
Advice from Spanish students and others who have learned how to pronounce the Spanish R.

Pronouncing the 'R'
The Spanish 'r' can be a challenge for some people when learning pronunciation.

Why Don't I Hear Words Correctly?
A look at the effects of elision, which is a fancy way of saying words running together.

Silent Letters Other Than 'H'
It is well-known that the letter 'h' in Spanish is always silent (except in a few words of foreign origin). However, a few other letters sometimes are silent as well.

Spanish for Beginners
If you're new to learning Spanish, this collection of lessons will help you learn what you need to know.

Spanish Lessons for Intermediate and Advanced Students
If you're beyond the beginner stage of learning Spanish, this collection of lessons can help you learn the details of using the Spanish language well.

Pronouncing Vowels
Most students find the Spanish vowel sounds fairly easy to learn, since most of them have basicly one sound each.

Pronouncing the 'Easy' Consonants
This pronunciation guide covers those consanants that are sounded very similarly to their English counterparts.

Stress and Accent Marks
Learn which syllable of Spanish word receives the stress and how that can be modified through the use of diacritical marks known as accents.

Pronouncing Difficult Consonants
This pronunciation guide covers those consanants that are sounded significantly differently than their English counterparts.

Questions Learners Ask
This is a collection of questions that Spanish students have directed at this site.

Trabalenguas - Tongue Twisters
Think you have your Spanish pronunciation skills developed? If so, test your skills with these tongue twisters.

Sounds the Animals Make
If a cow says "moo" in English, what does she say in Spanish? Mu, of course. But when we're talking about sounds that animals make, it isn't always that simple.

Spanish Homophones
List of Spanish homophones and homonyms, words that sound alike and can easily be confused, along with their definitions.

Pronouncing the R
Confounded by how to pronounce the Spanish R? Here are some approaches to try.

Strong Vowels and Weak Vowels
Spanish vowels can be classifed as strong or weak, something that's important to know when syllables matter.

Silent Letters
Spanish has a few words, most of them of Greek origin, that feature a silent letter other than H.

Varieties of Spanish
Pronunciation of words can vary from region to region, but the differences aren't particularly great.

Pronouncing 'R'
The Spanish letter R is easy to pronounce but is often mispronounced by English speakers.

Pronouncing 'RR'
The Spanish trilled R, often written RR, has the sound most unlike any sound we have in English. Here are some tips for learning to pronounce it.

Definition of 'Elision'

Definition of 'Intonation'

Pronouncing the Spanish X
The letter X in Spanish is pronounced in several different ways.

Pronouncing the H
The letter h may be the easiest of all the Spanish letters to pronounce.

Initial E in Spanish Words
Very few Spanish words begin with letter combinations such as sc- or sp-; instead an intial e- is included to make the words start as esc- or esc-. Here's an explanation of why the language has developed this way.

Definition of 'Assimilation'

Pronouncing 'G' at the Beginning of a Word
Not all Spanish speakers pronounce words such as Guatemala and guacamole the same way.

How To Speak Spanish Unlike a Native
Next time you travel to a Spanish-speaking country, would you like to be identified as an ugly American or just another silly tourist? If so, follow these steps.

Origins of the 'Lisp' of Spain
Once upon a time there was a Spanish king who had a lisp, and so many Spaniards copied him that there mispronunciation because the norm — or so the story goes. But don't believe it.

Why Don't I Hear Words Correctly?
The process of words blending together is known as elision.

They Talk Too Fast!
Do people who speak Spanish speak a lot faster than English speakers do, or does it just seem that way?

Is the G in 'Guacamole' Silent?
Answer to a question about Spanish pronunciation.

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