Spanish pronunciation : Spanish consonants
For learning: Spanish
Base language: English
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Today’s episode of Spanish Pronunciation 101 is about Spanish consonant sounds that don’t come naturally to English speakers. Martín Ventola, our Spanish instructor from Buenos Aires, has written a detailed post on his blog about the subject but here is a summary of today’s topic:
There are five Spanish consonant sounds that sometimes throw a wrench into an English-speaker’s Spanish pronunciation. They are:
The b sound in words like voy, vamos, había.
The d sound in words like hada, ciudad.
The g sound in ego, agua, agujero.
The j sound, like in ajo, jota, reloj.
The “aspirated s” sound in mosca, espacio.
In this podcast you’ll hear me just refer to consonants but I really meant the consonant sounds.