Learn English

If the classic saying is true: "knowledge does not take place", in the case of the English language it still has greater relevance, given the importance of it,

its knowledge is essential to get a good education.

With these games we will learn the most elementary words to begin in the knowledge of the English language.


El Abecedario Inglés

The English alphabet consists of twenty-six letters. Although some letters, depending on the word where they are, have more than one sound. Below is the pronunciation of each letter when we want to spell a word.

A
(ei)
B
(bi)
C
(si)
D
(di)
E
(i:)
F
(éf)
G
(yi)
H
(éich)
I
(ái)
J
(yéi)
K
(kéi)
L
(él)
M
(ém)
N
(én)
O
(óu)
P
(pí)
Q
(kiú)
R
(ár)
S
(és)
T
(tí:)
U
(iú)
V
(ví)
W
(dábliu)
X
(éks)
Y
(uái)
Z
(zet)

How Words are Pronounced in English

As you already know, English is "complicated" to pronounce because it has sounds or phonemes that we do not have in Spanish.
On the other hand, when combining more consonants than normal with few vowels, it is difficult for us to say correct the words.
But here are some tricks that will help you pronounce all the words correctly:

Our sound "j" does not exist in English. They do not have it in their vocabulary, in such a way that if you pronounce it, they will not understand you ... Words that begin with "h" in English, are pronounced with the sound that we do when we want to blur a crystal (make the sound now). For example.:

House
/haus/
(casa)
Hair
/her/
(pelo)
Horse
/hors/
(caballo)

And so with all the words that start with "h", less "Hour" / aua * / (time) and its derivatives that have a softer sound.

Another sound that we do not have in Spanish, and it is also very common in English, is the one of the words formed with the letters "SH (she, shy, ship, sheep, shoulder, etc ... ).

This "SH" is pronounced similar to our "s", but leaving more space between the tongue and the palate and putting the lips in the form of "o", (like a soft "ch", that sounds like "s").

She
/chi/
(ella)
Shy
/chai/
(tímido)
Ship
/chip/
(barco)

Two "o" together, pronounced "u". For example:

Book
/buk/
(libro)
Room
/rum/
(habitación)
Pool
/pul/
(piscina)

Two "e" together, pronounced "i". For example:

Sheep
/ship/
(oveja)
Thirteen
/zertin/
(trece)
Free
/fri/
(libre, gratuito)

The English "R" is much softer than the Spanish. Sometimes, so much, that you barely hear, especially at the end of the word. The symbol * in the examples indicates a very soft "R". When pronouncing it, imagine that your tongue is asleep or with little force (make the sound now). For example:

Red
/red/
(rojo)
River
/rive*/
(río)
Race
/reis/
(carrera)

Words that begin with "S" followed by a consonant (spring, snake, study, snail, station, Spain ...) are pronounced with "s" and not "e". We do not have that sound in our vocabulary, we tend to pronounce an "e" before that "s" (e) sky, (e) smile, (e) spider, ... which is a very common mistake. The trick to not say that "e" is to start with "s" (as if we let's be silent to someone.) (Make the sound now and read the following words, DO NOT PRONOUNCE THE "E"!).

Sky
/skai/
(cielo)
Smile
/smail/
(sonrisa)
Spider
/spáida*/
(araña)

If what we have are words in front of that "s" sound + consonant , it is even easier to pronounce because we put the "s" with the previous letter and say it. For example:

in Spain
/in_Spein/
(en España)
in spring
/in_sprin/
(en primavera)


REMEMBER THAT GOOD PRONUNCIATION OF ENGLISH IS VERY IMPORTANT!