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The pronunciation of the Spanish vowels (a, e, i, o, u) is quite straightforward really for English speakers as very similar sounds exist in the English language. The Spanish vowel sounds are also very distinct, unlike in English. Distinct sounds and reliable pronunciation rules is good news for you, the Spanish foreign language student as it makes the whole learning process much simpler.
The sounds of the Spanish vowels can vary a little bit depending on which letters are before and after them, as with most languages. However, generally we can say that the sound is distinct and stays the same regardless of the word it’s a part of. This makes things much easier for the student and with a bit of care you can be reading Spanish texts out loud with assured pronunciation in no time at all.
English on the other hand is much harder to read out loud correctly until you are familiar with all the different vocabulary and exactly how each word is pronounced. The sounds of the letters vary frequently and often mysteriously and I believe that although the Spanish grammar may be a little trickier than the English grammar, the Spanish pronunciation is a lot more straightforward for the foreign language student.
The key, however, is to be very well practiced in the pronunciation of the different Spanish letters and to be methodical and disciplined when reading and practicing reading out loud. In this Spanish Pronunciation course I will give you all of the necessary information and key rules to remember for each letter. I very much hope you enjoy the lessons.
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