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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 06:30 PM
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Which consonant do you think is the most difficult?

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Tuesday at 07:59 PM
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¡Hola Wil!


That's surely a good "2-in-1" strategy because you expose yourself with the new words and phrases already twice! Fantastic 👍 Keep up the good work! 😇


Let us know if you have any questions.


Saludos,

Levente

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Will Smith
Tuesday at 05:43 AM
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A good quick overview in five minutes.


I feel like it's easier to get more out of this if someone reads the lesson notes and *then* tries to use that to predict how they think the pronunciations will sound in the video itself. The impatient may want to skip to @4:24 to see if they already know the sounds.

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Sunday at 11:39 PM
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¡Hola Sean!


Muchas gracias for your kind feedback. 😇

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Saludos,

Levente

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Sean
Saturday at 01:52 PM
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Nice! Very informative and interesting!

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Friday at 03:42 AM
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Hola Rona,


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Rona
Friday at 03:12 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.


Thanks in advance!

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Thursday at 01:17 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 08:08 AM
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very helpful and made pronouncing a little more understandable. thanks

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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