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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Spanish Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn 10 Spanish consonant sounds.
b, tʃ, d, f, g, k, l, m, n, ŋ
These consonant sounds are identical to the ones in English.
So if you know English, they should already be familiar to you.
Are you ready?
Then let's get started!
The first consonant is...
b
bestia (beast)
Like the B in the word 'buy'.
b, b (slowly)
b, b (slowly)
The next consonant is...
chubasco (heavy rain)
Like the tch sound in the word 'match'.
tʃ, tʃ (slowly)
tʃ, tʃ (slowly)
The next consonant is...
d
dedo (finger)
Like the D in the word 'dad'.
d, d (slowly)
d, d (slowly)
The next consonant is...
f
fase (phase)
Like the F in the word 'find'.
f, f (slowly)
f, f (slowly)
The next consonant is...
g
gato (cat)
Like the G in the word 'goggle'.
g, g (slowly)
g, g (slowly)
The next consonant is...
k
kilo (kilogram)
Like the K in the word 'kite'.
k, k (slowly)
k, k (slowly)
The next consonant is...
l
lino (linen)
Like the L in the word 'like'.
l, l (slowly)
l, l (slowly)
The next consonant is...
m
mano (hand)
Like the M in the word 'man'.
m, m (slowly)
m, m (slowly)
The next consonant is...
n
nido (nest)
Like the N in the word 'nice'.
n, n (slowly)
n, n (slowly)
The final consonant for this lesson is...
ŋ
domingo (Sunday)
Like the ng sound in the word 'sing'.
ŋ, ŋ (slowly)
ŋ, ŋ (slowly)
Well done! You just learned your first 10 Spanish consonants.
b, tʃ, d, f, g, k, l, m, n, ŋ
In the next lesson, you'll learn 10 more consonant sounds that are identical to the ones in English.
Was seeing the pronunciation illustrations helpful? Please comment and share your thoughts.
See you in the next Ultimate Spanish Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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Wednesday at 6:30 pm
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Which consonant do you think is the most difficult?

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Rona
Friday at 3:12 am
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Hey,

The video isn't loading for this lesson, I was working through them and this on just seems to not be working. Was hoping you could help me? I've refreshed the page a few times and exited the website more then once. Come back to the same problem.


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Thursday at 1:17 pm
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Hola Rebecca,


Thank you for your comment!

Let's practice these pronunciations in order to master our own Spanish pronunciation.


Practiquemos!


Saludos,

Carla

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Rebecca Vick
Wednesday at 8:08 am
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very helpful and made pronouncing a little more understandable. thanks

SpanishPod101.comVerified
Monday at 12:59 pm
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Hola Edlene,


Please don't get confuse with these two, they are are basically the same when pronouncing the "n"

Practice with the following words.

nariz

nube

mentira

suplemento


Saludos,

Carla

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Edlene
Thursday at 11:27 pm
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Hola,


I agree with Graham that the 2 n sounds are quite similar. I need to familiarise myself more with their difference

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Hola Lokey,


Thank you for your feedback! :wink:

We're happy to know you're enjoying the lessons.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


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Carla

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Lokey
Wednesday at 11:53 am
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I find the pronunciation illustrations very helpful when trying to distinguish between similar sounds. Thanks!

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Saturday at 10:44 am
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Hola Graham,


Thank you for sharing.

Please practice pronouncing the words in this video, it would help not confusing them.

Let me know if you have any question.


Saludos,

Carla

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Graham Young
Friday at 2:06 am
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Yes helpful the two n sounds are very similar