Good news! Spanish pronunciation is easy.
Linguists consider Spanish a phonetic language—meaning it’s usually pronounced the way it’s written.
The same letters and combinations of letters are always pronounced the same way. You won’t get surprises like “pear” and “spear.”
All you need to do is to get to know some rules and how to pronounce Spanish letters and letter...Read More
If you dream of speaking Spanish like a native speaker, you need to build your understanding of diphthongs, triphthongs, and hiatus.
Don’t worry. I’m here to help!
After reading this article, you’ll not only know what these phonetic terms mean, but you’ll also dramatically improve your pronunciation of Spanish words and phrases through practice!
Ready? Let’s go!
Is Spanish...Read More
Perhaps you’ve been studying Spanish for some time, and yet the moment you open your mouth to say something, it’s clear that you’re a native English speaker.
Don’t worry! This is due to some easy-to-fix pronunciation mistakes. Most people start studying a language by focusing on grammar and vocabulary, leaving pronunciation on the back burner.
And as long as you’re understandable,...Read More
Splash, thud, vroom, zap! What is going on in here!? It sounds like a bunch of superheroes are starting to battle it out at a pool party. Herein lies the wonder of onomatopoeia, or words that imitate a particular sound.
Now, read those four words at the beginning one more time. What images do you see when you read them? These words have the ability to evoke an image or sensation in your...Read More
As a native Spanish speaker, I’ve had the pleasure to work with people from all over the world. One of the common themes that I see my coworkers struggling with is Spanish pronunciation of vowels. Now, this is not because it’s a hard language to speak, but because they can be a little shy about their accent. From my experience, most Latinoamericanos greatly appreciate when a person...Read More