Spanish is a romance language derived from Latin. It is one of the six official UN (United Nations) languages and, after Mandarin Chinese,
is the world's most spoken language by number of speakers that have as their mother language.
C with the vowels A, O, U has a b sound (like the sound of K).Examples: casa (Kasa), coche (koche), cuna (Kuna).
C with the vowels E, I has a soft sound (like the sound of Z).Examples: cerveza (zerveza), cima (zima).
G with the vowels E, I has a b sound (like the sound of J. This sound does not exist in English, (it's like we do when we want to tarnish a glass).Examples: género (jenero), gimnasia (jimnasia).
G with the vowels A, O, U has a soft sound.Examples: garganta, gobierno, gusano.
Q combines with only the vowels I or E, and provided with a U (no sound) in the middle.Examples: querer (Kerer), quemar (kemar), quimera (kimera), quitar (kitar).
In the words with combination GUE, GUI, the U is silent and G has a soft sound.Examples: guerrero (gerrero), Guernica (gernica), guitarra (gitarra), guinda (ginda).
H is silent, except after C: CH, sounds a bit ber than in English.Examples:: humo (umo), hacer (acer), hilo (ilo), chimenea, chaqueta, chuleta.
R at the beginning of the word and after consonants, sounds like RR (b sound, like a motor).Examples: rama (rrama), rincón (rrincón), alrededor (alrrededor), enredo (enrredo).
LL is pronounced like the Y, a bit soft.Examples: llamar (yamar), llanura (yanura), llover (yover), llevar (yevar).
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