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Hi everyone.
Welcome to The Ultimate Spanish Pronunciation Guide.
In this lesson, you'll learn 8 Spanish consonant sounds.
p, s, t, ð, x, w, j, z
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...
p
pozo (well)
Like the P in the word 'past'.
p, p (slowly)
p, p (slowly)
The next consonant is...
s
saco (sac)
Like the S in the word 'see'.
s, s (slowly)
s, s (slowly)
The next consonant is...
t
tamiz (sieve)
Like the T in the word 'take'.
t, t (slowly)
t, t (slowly)
The next consonant is...
ð
arder (to burn)
Like the th sound in the word 'that'.
ð, ð (slowly)
ð, ð (slowly)
The next consonant is...
x
México (Mexico)
Like the ch sound in the word 'yech', or 'Loch Ness'.
x, x (slowly)
x, x (slowly)
The next consonant is...
w
cuadro (square)
Like the W in the word 'win'.
w, w (slowly)
w, w (slowly)
The next consonant is...
j
yoyo (yo yo)
Like the Y in the word 'you'.
j, j (slowly)
j, j (slowly)
The final consonant for this lesson is...
z
mismo (same)
Like the Z in the word 'zebra'.
z, z (slowly)
z, z (slowly)
Well done! You just learned another 8 Spanish consonants.
p, s, t, ð, x, w, j, z
In the next lesson, you'll learn 4 new consonant sounds. These sounds don't appear in English, so they'll be trickier than the last lot.
Were there more familiar sounds than you expected? Let us know if you have questions in the comments.
See you in the next Ultimate Spanish Pronunciation Guide lesson!

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SpanishPod101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Which of these consonants you find more difficult to pronounce?

SpanishPod101.com
Monday at 4:02 am
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Hola Adrian,


Thank you for your comment.

"X" in some cases would sound like "J", "S" or "X" examples:

J-->México

S-->Xochil

X-->Extremo

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Adrian
Wednesday at 11:01 am
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I thought 'x' has 'h' sound in Spanish. doesn't it? Does x have 'ch' sound?

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Sunday at 1:07 am
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Hola Joey,


Thank you for your comment.

Let's practice the given words.

pozo (well)

saco (sac)

tamiz (sieve)

arder (to burn)

México (Mexico)

cuadro (square)

yoyo (yo yo)

mismo (same)

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

Joey
Tuesday at 1:28 am
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I agree with panda elf, when do we use these special pronunciations;

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Sunday at 12:06 am
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Hola Panda,


Thank you for your comment!

You mean "bestia" and "arder" well they both use different consonats.

One is "B" and the other is "D".

I recommed you to practice looking at yout self in the mirror an repeting several words using this consonats.

Dado

Beso

Diversión

Biblioteca

Dentista

Bidón


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

panda elf
Sunday at 6:15 pm
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hola:smile: i really want to know when should should i pronunce the letter B as b in the word bestiaand as th in the word arder