Beginners 26: Some pronunciation tips

Learn some of the tell-tale signs of a learner accent:

  • Spanish pure vowels
  • Soft “d” and “t” sounds
  • Using the English “schwa” sound

 

Transcript

Rob: Spanish obsessed beginners episode twenty-six: common pronunciation errors. Estoy con Lis, como siempre [I’m with Lis, as always]

Lis: Aquí estoy [Here I am]

Rob: ¿Cómo estás disfrutando del sol hoy? [How are you enjoying the sun today?]

Lis: Es un día precioso [It’s a beautiful day]

Rob: Sí, hace 25 grados [Yes, it’s 25 degress]

Lis: Perfecto [Perfect]

Rob: Que en Inglaterra es mucho [Which, in England is a lot]

Lis: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Rob: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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Lis: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Rob: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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See also

As mentioned in the podcast, our course Perfect Pronunciation deals with each of these areas in much more depth. Relevant modules (requires Gold|beginners 1 membership):

Pure vowels

Consonants /t/ and /d/


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amy botticello
22nd March 2019 12:56 pm

I am listening to your great podcast now. However, I want to plead for tips to pronounce the word, “ahora.” I can’t tell you the trouble I have with this little word (and I use it so often). When I hear it, it does not sound like: ah O ra. There is something else going on to my ears (is it like the word “aura” in English?). Anyway, if you have a minute, could I get your guidance please?

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