Clear up all your pronunciation doubts and start sounding like a native Spanish speaker!
The important thing to keep in mind when pronouncing the “a” is that its sound is always distinct, even when it’s not stressed.
By this I mean, for example with the word “casa” (house): when you say “casa” there are two syllables “ca” and “sa” and the “a” has the same pronunciation in both, even though the syllable “ca” is the stressed syllable and the syllable “sa” is not.
Now I will give you some examples of Spanish words featuring the letter “a” and I would like you to repeat each word after me paying attention to the distinct “a” sound. If you would like to see the meaning of any words you are unsure of please see the lesson notes.
Listen and repeat:
Tajada: slice (meat)
Trabajar: to work
Hablar: to speak