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This lesson is part of the Spanish Pronunciation Video course.

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The important thing to keep in mind when pronouncing the “e” is that its sound is always distinct, even when it’s not stressed.

By this I mean, for example with the word “leche” (milk): when you say “leche” there are two syllables “le” and “che” and the “e” has the same pronunciation in both, even though the syllable “le” is the stressed syllable and the syllable “che” is not.

A good tip to remember when pronouncing Spanish vowels is to be careful not to pronounce each vowel sound too long or add an extra vowel sound where it is unnecessary. This is a common error. For example I have heard people saying “Un cafe con leche(i) por favor” when they should say “Un cafe con leche por favor”.

Now I will give you some examples of Spanish words featuring the letter “e” and I would like you to repeat each word after me paying attention to the distinct “e” sound. If you would like to see the meaning of any words you are unsure of please see the lesson notes.

Listen and repeat:

Bebé: baby
Tendré: I will have
Lentes: glasses/spectacles
Sede: headquarters
Cereza: cherry
Leche: milk
Lee: he/she reads
Tele: TV
Jefe: boss
Desde: from/since
Retrete: toilet
Enero: January
Ernesto: Ernesto
Pequeño: small
Hombre: man
Mente: mind
Cerca: near
Mercado: market
Sereno: calm/serene
Espere: wait

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